Debate Commission Asked to Axe Moderator Kristen Welker

NLPC today called upon the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) to withdraw Kristen Welker, NBC’s White House Correspondent, from moderating Thursday’s debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. 

In a letter to the CPD, NLPC blasted the CPD for choosing Welker despite her pro-Democrat bias and for fabricating a quote from President Trump.

NLPC cited news reports showing that Welker’s family have been strong Democrat financial supporters and photos of her with her father posing with the Obamas at a 2012 White House Christmas party.

NLPC also cited its August 11 letter to NBC brass calling for the suspension of Welker as a White House correspondent for making up a quote from President Trump in reacting to the shooting on the White House grounds in early August.  When asked by Welker if he was “rattled at all” by the incident, Trump calmly responded, ‘I don’t know, … Read More ➡

NBC Asked to Correct Fake Account of Trump Reaction to Shooting

Today, the National Legal and Policy Center called upon NBC News and its White House Correspondent Kristen Welker to correct a blatantly false account of President Trump’s reaction yesterday at his press conference following the shooting that occurred near the White House, where he was escorted from the podium by Secret Service to the Oval Office.

When he returned several minutes later to the podium, there was a flurry of questions by the reporters as to what had occurred, whether he was escorted to the secure bunker in the White House, and other questions about the incident to which the president calmly responded with the basic information that was known to him.

One of the reporters, Kristen Welker, White House Correspondent for NBC News asked the following question at the 6:57 minute mark of the press conference:

Q. Kristen Welker: “Are you rattled at all by this Mr. President?”
A. … Read More ➡