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Friday, December 13, 2019

President Trump has been discussing with his campaign advisers whether or not to participate in the general election debates in 2020, two people close to the situation told The New York Times.

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I've always assumed he'd sit out the debates this time around.
He'd get his ass handed to him on a silver plater by anyone that wins the dem nomination.
He can't run on his record because the truth is it's extremely ------ unless you are ultra wealthy.

#1 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-12-13 08:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"President Trump is discussing with his advisers the possibility of sitting out the general election debates in 2020"

Trump isn't scared about who moderates the debates. He's just scared.

All of this predicted, by the way, three freaking years ago.
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#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-13 08:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Orange Lard Barge....ROFLMAO

So the guy who insisted he would run into an active shooter situation without a gun is now running and hiding from the debates after fleeing NATO summit after being mocked?

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-12-13 09:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

He obviously prefers the reverb he gets from the echo chambers provided by his Nuremberg rallies for -----.

And kudos for the moniker.

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2019-12-13 09:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So the guy (Trump) who insisted he would run into an active shooter situation without a gun is now running and hiding from the debates after fleeing NATO summit after being mocked?

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-12-13 09:09 AM | Reply

The debate studio audience is likely to be screened and disciplined but he's still afraid of being laughed at.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-13 10:03 AM | Reply

Lets at least be honest, he fears the debates because he has accomplished none of his campaign goals aside from giving a massive tax bonus to the billionaires. He fears the commission because they will not allow his rhetoric of bullschitt to percolate like it does at his love fests.

Fine, if he skips, then make it a town hall where people will ask the democratic candidate questions.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-12-13 10:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You mean fat nixon of #6 post?

#7 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-12-13 11:34 AM | Reply

I'm not wild about her as President, but I would really love to hear a debate between Orange Agent and Warren. He may not be the brightest bulb, but he's smart enough to never do that.

#8 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2019-12-13 11:55 AM | Reply

Trump doesn't want to debate. He can't speak or write in complete sentences; his brain seldom forms complete thoughts; and his language skills continue to deteriorate. This is why he loves the poorly educated and his moronic disciples love him in return.

#9 | Posted by anton at 2019-12-13 02:29 PM | Reply

LOL Trump is a -----.

I'm not sure what he's more afraid of that he'll come within fist range of Biden and get his ass kicked or the Sanders will pants him and show the world that Donnie wears diapers.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2019-12-13 05:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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Of course Trump is considering skipping the debates. He is a complete -----.

#11 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-12-13 05:34 PM | Reply

None of the leading Dem candidates will put up with the nonsense Der Dotard pulled on HRC in 2016. She couldn't call Trump on his actions and words because she would have come off as the angry shrew so many called her. Biden, Bernie, Pete or Warren are all far to fast on their feet, have facts at their command and can draw upon biting humor that this sick narcissist cannot conjure up. Any of them would bring forth slashing words that would reduce Le Grand Orange to ribbons...

#12 | Posted by catdog at 2019-12-13 05:46 PM | Reply

Trump now has a track record and won't be going up against a grandmother with 30 years of baggage behind her.

No matter which of the three likely candidates gets nominated they didn't get there because they were born to wealth they got there because they are competent and Trump can't compete with them.

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2019-12-13 06:18 PM | Reply

Dictators don't debate. Now, if this was country that it's Constitution was the rule of law, it would be different. Once McConnell acquits Trump, it's over.

#14 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-12-13 06:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

More reality show nonsense from Trump. He wants to create a buzz about skipping the debates, then he can nobly decide to participate under protest, play the victim, and say "i told you they wouldnt treat me fairly" every time he gets called out for being a complete moron.

#15 | Posted by JOE at 2019-12-13 06:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Good strategy.

#16 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-12-14 09:46 AM | Reply

It must be misery to awaken to another day of being Donald Trump. ... His childlike ignorance - preserved by a lifetime of single-minded self-promotion - concerning governance and economics guarantees that whenever he must interact with experienced and accomplished people, he is as bewildered as a kindergartner at a seminar on string theory.

George F. Will

#17 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2019-12-14 09:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If his recent Nazi rallies are any indicator, it looks a lot like he had a stroke. Slurred speech, his left arm isn't playing the accordion like it used to, and he really can't focus.

He's been talking about not having debates. At this point, he probably truly believes there shouldn't be an election this time around because he is being robbed of his first term by impeachment.

#18 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-12-14 10:33 AM | Reply

More reality show nonsense from Trump. He wants to create a buzz about skipping the debates, then he can nobly decide to participate under protest, play the victim, and say "i told you they wouldnt treat me fairly" every time he gets called out for being a complete moron.

#15 | Posted by JOE

And his idiot followers will dance to his tune like the retarded little monkeys they are.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2019-12-14 10:54 AM | Reply

We know what motivates Fat Nixxon: money. If he's offered enough money, he'll show up. He may, however, stalk whomever he shares the stage with, like he did with that woman.

#20 | Posted by contrecoup at 2019-12-14 01:43 PM | Reply

He knows he can win without even debating and he knows what a major beyach slap that will be.

#21 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-12-14 03:25 PM | Reply

He wants to create a buzz about skipping the debates, then he can nobly decide to participate under protest, play the victim, and say "i told you they wouldnt treat me fairly" every time he gets called out for being a complete moron.
#15 | Posted by JOE

Joey do you have a crystal bawl or is that something you pulled outta your nether region?

#22 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-12-14 03:28 PM | Reply

"He knows he can win without even debating"

Nonsense. He knows he has no answers for a lot of direct questions, like why he stole over $2 million ostensibly raised for Veterans, or why his kids have to take court-ordered training to learn that's NOT okay.

#23 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-12-14 03:30 PM | Reply

"Nonsense. He knows he has no answers for a lot of direct questions"

That makes me wonder if you've ever watched a debate before. Not ONE time does anyone answer a direct question.
"But first let me say....blah blah blah"

#24 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-12-14 03:37 PM | Reply

He doesn't want to be fact-checked by the moderators, because he will spew nothing but lies start to finish. His people will try to keep him far away from anything that resembles non-partisan media where he might hear a question he doesn't like. Combover Quisling is obviously suffering some sort of health issue since that unexplained hospital visit a few weeks back. He's somehow making even less sense than before and he's slurring his words like he's Matt Gaetz during a Friday night drive.

#25 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2019-12-14 05:43 PM | Reply

I don't think this is the first time an incumbent President has made this bluff. Don't believe for second he's actually considering skipping them. He'd never pass up a chance to be on live TV for over an hour.

#26 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-12-14 06:29 PM | Reply

Considering the way he's been slurring his words and getting disoriented more frequently he should probably do everything he can to avoid talking in front of cameras.

#27 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-12-15 12:44 PM | Reply

I'd be bothered by this if the debates were actual debates.

The format for these things is so stupid - very little of what takes place in these debates is substantive. It's mostly shallow talking points and zingers to create soundbites. We learn very little from these debates due to the format.

#28 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-15 04:07 PM | Reply

JOHNNY

"Considering the way he's been slurring his words and getting disoriented more frequently he should probably do everything he can to avoid talking in front of cameras."

That and Trump is also a broken record. His repertoire is limited to grandiose self-promotion. It's all he knows. That's great for ego boosting rallies where he's not challenged but he'd get skunked in a one-on-one if he actually had to think on his feet.

Trump is not a great thinker nor a great historian and, without a teleprompter, not even a good speaker. He also has a tendency to get repetitive or wonder aimlessly off topic.

However Trump is nothing if not confident in his ability to deceive. In this case I think it's his advisers who know better.


#29 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-12-15 04:43 PM | Reply

JEFF

We're talking about a one-on-one here. Not a crowded stage.

#30 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-12-15 04:48 PM | Reply

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