“Calderón, who co-moderated the last Democrat presidential debate in 2020 between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and President Joe Biden, has railed against Trump on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, over the years.”
The moderators of the second 2024 Republican primary debate have been chosen. The debate will be moderated by Dana Perino of FOX News, Stuart Varney of the FOX Business Network, and Ilia Calderón of Univision.
Dana Perino is an obvious representative of the establishment GOP, and she deserves to ask questions in this forum, not only based on her experience in a cabinet, but also as a longtime political media analyst.
Stuart Varney was an early and vocal supporter of Donald Trump. He also brings a unique perspective on economic issues. The reasons for his presence at this debate are obvious.
What is strange is the participation of Ilia Calderón of Univision, who once said Donald Trump ’empowers white supremacy.’
Breitbart News reported:
Second GOP Debate Co-Moderator Ilia Calderón Accused Trump of ‘Racist’ Rhetoric: He ‘Empowers White Supremacists’
Univision’s Ilia Calderón, who will co-moderate the second Republican presidential debate, is a staunch critic of former President Donald Trump, having accused him of empowering white supremacists and “racist” rhetoric in the past.
Fox News and Univision announced that Calderón, along with Fox News’s Dana Perino and Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney, will moderate the September 27 debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
Calderón, who co-moderated the last Democrat presidential debate in 2020 between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and President Joe Biden, has railed against Trump on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, over the years.
After the first 2020 presidential debate on September 19, 2020, Calderon joined others in accusing Trump of not condemning white supremacists when moderator Chris Wallace asked if Trump would condemn them and militia groups and say that “they need to stand down.”
While Trump said “sure,” he caught criticism for stating, “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by,” as Breitbart News Senior Editor Joel Pollak pointed out in a fact check at the time. “Wallace is the one who introduced the “stand down” language — not Trump, who was doing what he was asked,” Pollak emphasized:
“A dangerous moment of the debate,” Calderón tweeted afterward. “Trump not only does not condemn but empowers white supremacists.”
El momento peligroso del debate. Trump no solo no condena sino que empodera a los supremacistas blancos. https://t.co/StsKDq5Bi6
— ilia calderon (@iliacalderon) September 30, 2020
There are other examples of her bias, too:
Demonizing others at times when we have to come together to fight this pandemia. Donald Trump crossed “corona” and replaced it for “chinese”. https://t.co/t6ThR289jB
— ilia calderon (@iliacalderon) March 20, 2020
Democrats would never, ever submit to a debate moderated by Tucker Carlson and Maria Bartiromo, yet every four years Republicans agree to debates moderated by left wing journalists. Why?
Why must every Republican answer to progressive journalists but never the opposite?
Everyone can see this sham for what it is.
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