Holt, was in fact, not wrong: A federal judge ruled in 2013 that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities.

When Trump once again claimed he never supported the Iraq War, Holt pointed out that he did at one point, calling attention to an interview he did in 2002 (a year before the war began) in which he said he supported the war.

“The record says otherwise,” Holt said emphatically.

Holt also fact-checked Trump on the candidate’s tax audit by the Internal Revenue Service (Trump had initially said he will release his tax returns when his audit is finished, and Holt pointed out that the IRS has said there’s no reason why Trump can’t release those returns now). And Holt pressed Trump on how he led the “birther” conspiracy charge that US president Barack Obama was not born in the United States.

But, at times, Holt sounded defeated, allowing both candidates (but Trump more than Clinton) to speak well over the allotted time for each topic.

One thing Holt neglected to correct: Trump’s claim that global warming was a hoax perpetrated by China. Trump tweeted as much in 2012, and has repeated the claim several times since. Holt didn’t correct the record.

The false statements that Holt didn’t pick up on were fact-checked by countless outlets online and on other channels, like Bloomberg TV, which fact-checked the debate live on-screen.

The next presidential debate, a “town hall” format, will be Sunday, Oct. 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. CNN’S Anderson Cooper and ABC News’s Martha Raddatz will moderate together. Before that, though, the one vice presidential debate between Tim Kaine and Mike Pence will take place in Virginia on Oct. 4, to be moderated by CBS News’s Elaine Quijano. It remains to be seen whether they can build on Holt’s performance as moderator.

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