Although the intensity of the recent presidential debate has everyone talking, it’s the moderator, Lester Holt, that has everyone giving him the side eye. Folks were less than impressed with the journalist who apparently lost his balls somewhere between walking inside the venue and taking his seat at the moderator’s table. Holt seemed to have lost all control as Donald Trump went against orders a few times to stay within the 2-minute time limit, as well as endless interrupting of Hillary Clinton.

After watching Holt’s cringe-worthy effort to “moderate”, we thought, ‘who would have dome a more impressive job?’

Here, is a list of celebrities who’d we feel would have been better suited for the position as a moderator; those who COULD AND WOULD check Trump effortlessly and  handled the debate as a moderator should!

Thanks to Imani Wisdom for the inspiration 🙂


Roland Martin



This educated brotha and anchor of TV One’s ‘News One Now’ is known for “debating”. Martin doesn’t bite his tongue and won’t hesitate to put you in your place with facts about anything from history to current events. He’s a social and political analyst whose intelligence is so polished, he makes you want to pick up a book to educate yourself more!


Rosie O’Donnell


Considering the history between Rosie and Trump, I’m sure she wouldn’t have minded having the opportunity to put him in his place. She could also provide a bit of humor to “break the ice”.


Samuel L. Jackson


Samuel L. Jackson is loud on-screen and loud off-screen. His voice and his presence seem quite intimidating which could add a bit of pressure for both candidates, giving Sam more control over the debate.


Shannon Sharpe


The former football player and co-host of ‘Undisputed’  serves TRUTH on sports and social issues! He could definitely do a great job as a moderator.


Nancy Grace


The former prosecutor and tv host have received both praise and criticism for her outspoken style. But despite her critics, we’d feel she’ll be perfect for the job. Additionally, given her law profession, she’s sharp enough to force tougher questions on both candidates.


Taraji P. Henson




Can you even imagine Taraji P. Henson and Trump gettin’ into it?? Given Trump’s obvious need to talk over folks, Ms. Henson seems like she would be quick to tell him a thing or two about his rudeness. As a black single mother from DC, I’m convinced she would bring questions to the table for both candidates; questions the black communities need answers to.


Lakia Nichole

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