The Hill’s Betsy Rothstein interviews FNC’s Chris Wallace regarding his Hillary Clinton interview last Sunday…
“It’s always tough doing interviews by satellite,” said Wallace in a phone call to ITK Monday afternoon. “Given the inclination by Democratic candidates to not appear on Fox News, we were delighted to be included, to be invited to the dance at all.”
If Clinton had appeared in the studio, Wallace said, he would have been able to interrupt her more easily. “You can, as they’re talking, try to get their eye, or put up a hand as if you want to say something,” he said.
Wallace said Clinton had intended to do the interview on Friday, but then it became pre-taped on Sunday morning.
“It’s always a negotiation,” said Wallace of Clinton’s choice to film from her barn. “They have to decide how hard they want to make it for you. You have to do decide how much you want them.”
So how badly did he want her?
“Obviously no one was going to turn down Senator Clinton,” he said. “We have obviously been asking for her for a very long time.”