Tuesday night’s presidential debate was quickly filled with interruptions and cross talk. But at one point when Mitt Romney tried to expand one of his answers to an immigration question to respond to an attack regarding his investment in China, President Obama stepped in to play the role of debate moderator, even begging the actual moderator to cut Romney off.

“Candy, hold on a minute,” Obama said after Romney veered off topic. The moderator, Candy Crowley, eventually allowed Romney to finish. Romney concluded by responding that his investments are managed by a blind trust and turned the tables on Obama, asking him if he’s looked at ​his ​pension recently.

Watch it unfold below: