"Everyone seems in a rush": Twitter responds to NBC's harefooted Commander-in-Chief Forum

Host Matt Lauer juggled the impossible tasks of keeping Hillary from grandstanding and prying substance from Trump

Published September 8, 2016 12:04AM (EDT)

NBC News on Wednesday held its first ever "Commander-in-Chief Forum" with moderator Matt Lauer interviewing back-to-back Democratic and Republican presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, respectively.

By some logistical miscalculation, Lauer had only 30 minutes per candidate to ask a handful of national security questions and take a couple of questions from the all-veteran audience at the Intrepid Museum in Manhattan. So a large part of Lauer's job involved 1) preventing candidates from grandstanding and 2) pressing Trump for any policy detail, as evidenced by viewers' Twitter reactions:





By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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