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Politics Fox News Host Calls Out Presidential Debate Moderator Kristen Welker for Having Been a 'Registered Democrat'

16:35  19 october  2020
16:35  19 october  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews .com. Welker comes from an established Democratic family — who have poured cash into party coffers, and to Trump Though Kristen Welker ’s party registration is not listed today, she was a registered Democrat in

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The moderator of the next presidential debate, Kristen Welker, faced criticism from a Fox News host on Monday for having been a "registered Democrat."

Kristen Welker posing for the camera: NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker is seen before a briefing by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on October 3, 2018. © Mandel Ngan/Getty NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker is seen before a briefing by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on October 3, 2018.

Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade was speaking about the next presidential debate between Democrat Joe Biden and President Donald Trump—taking place Thursday in Tennessee—when he began criticizing the moderator.

"It's unbelievable, if those debates come up, I'm looking at these topics," Kilmeade said. "Where's foreign policy, where's the economy? We're talking about American families, race in America, climate change—who wrote this up, Barack Obama?"

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Kristen Welker , moderator of the final debate , has deep ties to the Democratic Party. The second presidential debate was canceled after President Donald Trump contracted coronavirus. Welker 's party registration is not currently listed, but she was registered as a Democrat in Washington, D.C

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In response, co-host Ainsley Earhardt told him the topics where chosen by the moderator, prompting Kilmeade to criticize Welker, who is NBC News' White House correspondent and co-host of the network's Weekend Today.

"And this moderator, whose parents are Democratic donators, who was a registered Democrat before, who has the most hostile questions possible to Kayleigh McEnany, or whoever the press secretary is, and the president," Kilmeade said. "How does she get picked to be the moderator at this debate? It's incredible."

According to the Federal Election Commission, Welker's parents have donated thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates, including $500 to Biden for President in 2020, over $1,500 to Hillary [Clinton] for America and the Hillary Victory Fund in 2016 and more than $2,500 to Barack Obama's campaign in 2012.

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NBC News ' Kristen Welker was selected to moderate the October 22 presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee. The president also complained about ' Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace and the way he handled Trump's first debate performance onstage with Democratic nominee Joe

The New York Post recently reported that Welker was a registered Democrat in Washington, D.C., in 2012 and in Rhode Island in 2004.

Welker also posted pictures on Facebook of her attending a 2012 Christmas celebration at the White House with then-President Obama and his family.

Welker has also faced criticism from Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. In response to the recent report from the Post, Trump Jr. wrote, "Yikes! Here we go again," featuring an eye-rolling emoji.

President Trump then offered his own response to his son's tweet, writing, "She's always been terrible & unfair, just like most of the Fake News reporters, but I'll still play the game. The people know! How's Steve Scully doing?"

According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, Biden and Trump will speak about a number of topics, including COVID-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership.

Newsweek reached out to Fox News and NBC News for comments but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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Debate transcript: Trump, Biden final presidential debate moderated by Kristen Welker .
Here is the full transcript of the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, moderated by Kristen Welker in Nashville on Oct. 22, 2020. Headers have been added for ease of reading. © Mario Tama, Getty Images People are pictured watching the final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at The Abbey in West Hollywood, California. [0:00] Welker: A very good evening to both of you. This debate will cover six major topics.

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