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Politics Trump: 2020 debates are ‘up to me’

19:31  16 december  2019
19:31  16 december  2019 Source:   news.yahoo.com

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President Trump should quickly dismiss that schedule as unacceptable and announce that if any debates will be held at all in 2020 , it will be only after extensive, direct negotiations between him and the eventual nominee of the Democratic Party and their respective designated representatives.

Main article: 2020 Republican Party presidential debates . Party chairman Drew McKissick stated, "Considering the fact that the entire party supports the president, we’ll end up doing what’s in the president’s best interest."[119] On January 24, another Washington Examiner report indicated that the

Following a report he may skip the 2020 general election debates over a dispute with the nonprofit commission that sanctions them, President Trump on Monday suggested he would ultimately debate the Democratic nominee — but that the format and venue are up to him.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Donald Trump speaks during a 2016 presidential debate in Las Vegas. (David Goldman/AP)© Provided by Yahoo! News Donald Trump speaks during a 2016 presidential debate in Las Vegas. (David Goldman/AP)

“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 tweeted. “My record is so good on the Economy and all else, including debating, that perhaps I would consider more than 3 debates.

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According to The New York Times, “President Trump is discussing with his advisers the possibility of sitting out the general election debates in 2020 because of his misgivings about the commission that oversees them, according to two people familiar with the discussions.”

As President, the debates are up While Trump made clear that he looks "very much forward to debating ," the New York Times' Maggie Haberman suggested last week that Trump is privately discussing the possibility of sitting out the general election debates in 2020 over the commission.

“The problem is that the so-called Commission on Presidential Debates is stacked with Trump Haters & Never Trumpers,” the president continued. “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.”

In 2016, Trump blamed a “defective mic” for one of his underwhelming debate performances and clashed with the commission over his scheme to seat in his VIP box a group of women who had accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct — an unprecedented maneuver intended to intimidate Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent.

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The New York Times reports, “President Trump is discussing with his advisers the possibility of sitting out the general election debates in 2020 I suspect that is partially true. Unless the commission can deliver him Sean Hannity or some other flunky to serve up softballs, he will be in deep trouble.

President Donald Trump , claiming he beat Hillary Clinton in all three debates in 2016, said the current group of Democratic challengers looks “somewhat easier.”.

The commission later issued a statement acknowledging that "there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall," but did not apologize.

Trump tweeted Monday that he would “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)!”

A representative for the commission did not immediately return a request for comment.

The commission has already announced the sites and dates for three presidential debates next year, the first scheduled Sept. 29 at the University of Notre Dame. The moderators have yet to be named.

If Trump were to skip the debates, it would not be unprecedented; previous incumbents have also passed: President Lyndon B. Johnson did not debate Barry Goldwater in 1964, and eight years later, President Richard Nixon declined to debate George McGovern. Both presidents won reelection.

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President Donald Trump ’s comments on his past debate performance come as pundits assess how the incumbent president will fare against the eventual 2020 President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he defeated Hillary Clinton in all three of their televised debates during the 2016 presidential

Trump ’s former debate team leader Rudy Giuliani also clashed with the commission over Trump ’s plan to bring women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault and misconduct to one of the debates . The Trump team caved after the commission threatened to have the women removed from his VIP box by

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