Donald Trump praised Lester Holt’s performance as moderator of Monday night’s presidential debate, contradicting claims by his supporters that Holt had been unfair.
“I thought Lester did a great job. Honestly, I thought Lester did a great job,” Trump told CNNMoney shortly after the debate was over.
When asked if the questions had been fair, Trump replied: “Yeah, I thought it was very fair.”
Trump’s positive assessment of the moderator was matched by his own campaign manager, who said Holt “did a great job as a moderator under tough circumstances,” as well as many media critics and observers on social media.