Let us just get this straight….
Donald Trump IS gonna show up for at least one debate against Joe Biden probably….
If the Democratic is ANYBODY else?
He’ll show up anytime they ask him to……
This is just another Trump bullshit throwout for media consumption (and his effort to change things to his liking by punching at things like he always does)….
A failure to show would make him the laughing stock of the world…
President Donald Trump on Monday appeared to pledge to participate in debates with his eventual Democratic opponent during next year’s general election campaign, but signaled he may circumvent the nonpartisan commission historically responsible for organizing the forums.
“I look very much forward to debating whoever the lucky person is who stumbles across the finish line in the little watched Do Nothing Democrat Debates,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “My record is so good on the Economy and all else, including debating, that perhaps I would consider more than 3 debates.”
But he went on to criticize the Commission on Presidential Debates, accusing the non-profit entity charged with producing the quadrennial televised events of being “stacked with Trump Haters & Never Trumpers.”
The president also slammed the commission — which has sponsored all general election debates since 1988 — for acknowledging in September 2016 following his first debate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton that “there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall.”
Trump had complained to reporters in the post-debate spin room and during an interview with Fox News that his microphone during the broadcast was defective.
“3 years ago they were forced to publicly apologize for modulating my microphone in the first debate against Crooked Hillary. As President, the debates are up … to me, and there are many options, including doing them directly & avoiding the nasty politics of this very biased Commission,” Trump tweeted Monday.
“I will make a decision at an appropriate time but in the meantime, the Commission on Presidential Debates is NOT authorized to speak for me (or R’s)!” he concluded.
The president’s posts came after a report last week by The New York Times stating that Trump had discussed with advisers potentially skipping the debates because of his qualms with the commission. The group said in a statement Monday that the “televised general election debates are an important part of our democratic process,” and defended its record as “one of fairness, balance and non-partisanship.”…