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The Internet Wants to Know What Happened to Lester Holt at the Presidential Debate

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in HempsteadRepublican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. Joe Raedle — Reuters

As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off during Monday night’s presidential debate, many on social media questioned moderator Lester Holt’s involvement—or lack thereof, as Holt largely refrained from interrupting the candidates in their answers.

There was much debate, leading up to Monday night, about the appropriate role of a presidential debate moderator, as Clinton’s campaign called for live fact-checking while Trump’s argued that it should be left up to the candidates to rebut each other.