Maybe they were destined to give her softball questions after Matt Lauer basically sucked Trump's dick at the Commander in Chief forum? I don't agree that she should have been let off hook on some questions considering it is the first true debate.
Still, he should have been asked about the triad, and more pushed on his knowledge. Matt Lauer was soft, but he was not giving a free pass, I believe.
Like I said I don't think it is right to give her easy questions either. Matt Lauer should have at least pushed back when Trump lies about never supporting the Iraq and Libya wars. He is starting to backpedal on it now a bit. He wasn't like Cheney trying to get the war going but he wasn't totally against it either. Basically he tried to brag about being totally right about Iraq when he didn't know shit about it before the invasion (his 2002 interviews prove it). The war began in 2003 and any evidence of clips of him going against the war in 2003 don't mean anything. The overall public started going against the war around 2004.
Holt began one question by stating that Republican nominee Trump “had supported the war in Iraq before the invasion,” a frequent claim from critics that Trump has adamantly disputed during the primary and general election seasons. Holt on Monday, and many in the media before him, pointed to a September 2002 interview Trump gave to Howard Stern in which he said “Yeah, I guess so” in response to a question about whether President Bush should go to war.
When Trump pushed back on Holt, saying “I was against the war in Iraq,” Holt countered: “The record does not show that.”
Then Trump laid out his case.
“The record shows that I’m right,” he said. “When I did an interview with Howard Stern, very lightly, first time anyone’s asked me that, I said, very lightly, ‘I don’t know, maybe, who knows?’ essentially. I then did an interview with Neil Cavuto. We talked about the economy is more important [than going to war].
But Cavuto himself picked up the thread post-debate on Fox Business Network, unearthing the clip Trump referenced, from January 28, 2003 – Nearly two months before the Iraq War began on March 20. In the video, Cavuto asks Trump how much time President Bush should spend on the economy vs. on Iraq.
“Well, I’m starting to think that people are much more focused now on the economy,” Trump said. “They’re getting a little bit tired of hearing ‘We’re going in, we’re not going in.’ Whatever happened to the days of Douglas MacArthur? Either do it or don’t do it.”
Trump continued: “Perhaps he shouldn’t be doing it yet. And perhaps we should be waiting for the United Nations.”
Either do it or don't do it.... Perhaps he shouldn't be doing it yet... Sounds very anti-war to me. If he wasn't such a jackass maybe he could admit that he shouldn't of bragged about being against the wars the entire time but he can't. So the show must go on.