Not everyone connected to a perceived conservative television network was popular at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
The CPAC crowd booed loudly Sunday when former President Donald Trump mentioned Fox News commentator Chris Wallace, who moderated last year's first presidential debate.
New York Post's Jon Levine tweeted:
"Trump name drops Fox News' Chris Wallace who is immediately booed by the audience and I heard at least one 'lock him up.'"
Political strategists said Wallace's inability to take control of the debate, lack of pressing Biden to respond to questions, and constant interjections when the then-president was speaking all helped Biden.
Trump dropped Wallace's name at CPAC while attacking the mainstream media.
"We didn't know all about [President Joe Biden] in the press because they're fake news, they're the biggest fakers there are," Trump said. "But the press refused to ask the questions. And when I asked the questions on the television, on the debate, Chris Wallace, in this case, and others, refused to let him answer."
The crowd booed Wallace.
"They refused to let [Biden] answer the questions," Trump continued, per Mediaite. "Maybe we could have found something or if the media did its job, which they don’t."
Trump delivered the keynote speech at the annual conservative conference, held in Orlando, Florida, this year. It was his first public appearance since leaving office.
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