Not everyone dwelling in Trumpworld or serving the president found the back-and-forth helpful. A senior White House official told The Daily Beast on Sunday afternoon that there is no “rational reason” for the president to have done Wallace’s show at this time. Asked why Trump decided to do Fox News Sunday now, another source close to the president immediately replied, “I don’t fucking know.”

This person added, “He’s going to get a certain percentage of Fox viewers voting for him no matter what, so it makes no sense to take a risk like that this late in the election cycle, especially when he’s not winning.”

And on Sunday, Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s former White House communications director who has since become a vocal Trump foe, posted to Twitter that the “Chris Wallace interview is Biden’s campaign ad.” (Later in the day, the former vice president’s campaign officials indeed seized on soundbites from the sit-down.)