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?Today? show co-anchor Matt Lauer appears before the NBC Commander-In-Chief Forum held at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum aboard the decommissioned aircraft carrier Intrepid, New York, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Rough night for Matt Lauer: Critics rip his moderating skills at the Clinton-Trump forum



"Today" show co-anchor Matt Lauer was roundly criticised for his moderating skills during Wednesday night's commander-in-chief forum with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, hosted by NBC News in New York.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were both invited to make their case for who would make the better commander-in-chief of the U.S. military.

Lauer proceeded to ask them both about national security, military affairs and veterans issues.

"This forum is a joke," one viewer tweeted.

"Matt Lauer was terrible last night," one viewer tweeted.

Critics are accusing Lauer of being unfair, sloppy and even sexist.

Some are saying the famed morning anchor was too hard on Clinton.

And others are saying he wasn't hard enough on Trump.

At minimum, most are saying he simply wasn't the journalist for the job.

People are using the hashtag #Laueringthebar on Twitter to slam the morning show anchor.

Did Matt Lauer do a good job at moderating the military forum?

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