Many think Lester Holt shamefully shilled for Hillary last night – what Trump and his team say may shock you

The first debate of the 2016 presidential election on Monday saw Donald Trump face off against Hillary Clinton…and Lester Holt.

The NBC News moderator behaved more like another debater as he shilled for Hillary Clinton time and again by grilling Trump while ignoring major Clinton issues. But Team Trump’s initial reaction may surprise you:

While Holt’s performance was already being slammed by conservatives who feel Republicans have not been treated fairly by debate moderators, Trump initially said he did a fine job.

Interestingly, Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway seemed to agree.

But, Trump also tweeted this after the debate.

Holt repeatedly fact-checked Trump on some of his positions, even arguing with the Republican nominee instead of simply asking questions. And the questions? Many seemed to be obvious Clinton talking points and set up Trump for an attack by his opponent each time.


Trump was given the third degree over his many bankruptcies, why he has not released his tax returns, his comments about women, the birther conspiracy theory and “stop and frisk.” But in an obvious bias, Holt never questioned Clinton on obvious scandals that have plagued her campaign like her emails, Benghazi and the Clinton Foundation.

After remarking that Clinton had become “the first woman” to be nominated for president by a major political party, Holt then set-up Trump as sexist by asking him to elaborate on his comments that Clinton did not have a presidential look.

Holt even allowed audience exclamations that favored Clinton but stopped the cheers for statements made by Trump. He was slammed for losing control of the debate as the candidates ignored his attempts at control on several occasions.

But Holt’s shameless bowing to the liberal media and the Clinton campaign was not missed by social media users who were quick to weigh in.

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