MSNBC and NBC News announced Wednesday that they will host the first ever Commander-in-Chief Forum in New York City, together with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
It will be an hour-long event held on Wednesday, September 7, and begin at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Clip via NBC News
Throughout the event, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, who will appear separately back-to-back, will be on stage fielding questions on issues of national security, military affairs and veterans issues from an audience comprised mainly of members of the military.
NBC News will also ask questions of the candidates. And who will be representing NBC News?
Breaking: Matt Lauer has been chosen to moderate the first-ever forum featuring Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump on September 7 in NYC.
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) September 1, 2016
Hmm, is there anything hinky about NBC’s choice of moderator? Why yes there is, and it didn’t take social media long to point it out..
Clinton Global Initiative member Matt Lauer to moderate 1st presidential debate. No conflict of interest there then. pic.twitter.com/8yaLk1cpoI
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 1, 2016
Matt Lauer, a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, will host the first presidential forum https://t.co/3pw33CQu2F
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) September 1, 2016
Matt Lauer Was Listed as a ‘Notable Member’ of .@ClintonFdn Initiative & will be moderating Commander-in-Chief Forum https://t.co/vnTgRGpTWx
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) September 1, 2016
@kaitlancollins @DailyCaller Wud that be alleged coke buyer Matt Lauer? https://t.co/1s3KvtpgDj
— Hugh Chardon (@HuChardon) September 1, 2016
@kaitlancollins @DailyCaller Not a good call, IMHO.
— Brendan Jennings (@TennBuckeye) September 1, 2016
@kaitlancollins @tia6sc This is a JOKE! Matt Lauer is a Clinton lackey #dishonestmedia
— TruConservative (@ptl008) September 1, 2016
A slap in the face to Trump and his supporters, debate commission chooses Matt Lauer as moderator, a member of the Clinton Global Initiative
— Shane K. (@ShaneKPolitics) September 1, 2016
And it brought forth the remembrance of a certain CNN host actually stepping out of her moderator role to give President Obama a leg up — and it turned out her information was wrong.
@kaitlancollins Is this a joke? May as well bring back Candy Crowley.
— Lew I (@LewI81757895) September 1, 2016
And then there was this.
Likely, Bill and Chelsea were otherwise engaged…?
Matt Lauer to Host First Trump-Clinton Forum – Breitbart https://t.co/dW3QGejahQ
— Linda Thompson (@mitt_fan) September 1, 2016
Just out of curiosity, had Lauer been a spokesman for Trump Wines, how would the left have reacted? Yes, I thought so.
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