Perhaps Matt Lauer should stick to wrangling the "Today" show puppy or organizing a welcome-home party for Al Roker. Because if there was any chance of the morning-show anchor moderating a presidential debate — which there wasn't, anyway — it's gone now.
In an interview with Republican candidate Donald Trump that aired Wednesday, the 19-year "Today" show veteran failed to ask tough questions, even letting Trump glide by on a claim regarding his support of the war in Iraq that has been repeatedly disproven.
"I heard Hillary Clinton say that I was not against the war in Iraq," Trump said in the commander-in-chief forum, a town-hall style interview in front of a live audience. "I was totally against the war in Iraq. You can look at Esquire magazine from 2004. You can look before that."