I predict Trump will skip the debates against anyone other than Biden

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  1. Burzmali

    Burzmali Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Assuming (hoping) Biden doesn't get the dem nomination, I think Trump is going to say he won't do any debates. He'll just keep firing insults at the dem nominee from the safety of Twitter, his rallies, and Fox News. If Biden gets the nom, though, I think he has deteriorated enough mentally that Trump won't see him as a threat.

    I'm curious if any Trump supporters agree/disagree, and what they're willing to say their opinion of something like that would be. Pretend it's 2012 and Obama says he's not going to debate Romney. What would you think of that, and would you think the same thing of Trump if he did it?
     
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    I think he will, I saw his debate with Hillary and I think he could tackle any of the leading Democrat Presidential Candidates.
     
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    Say what you like about Trump, he does well in debates. Not so much in a rigorous intellectual sense, but he has the right rhetorical approach, and it's effective.

    Warren he would be salivating at the mouth to debate. Sanders not so much as Sanders has clearly been sympathetic to something like his position on trade for a long time.
     
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    If it’s a fair Moderator he will debate anyone .
    He destroyed the evil witch
     
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    I strongly recommend that he skips any “left wing hacks “
     
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    Surely you jest, he loves the cameras.
     
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    I think he will do debates moderated by FOX or OANN. If Bloomberg is the nominee, he will condition the debate on everyone having the same or no box to stand on.
     
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    Well, if FOX mods it, maybe we can get that Brazille women, to feed him the questions, in advance.
     
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    LOL! So you are saying Trump will say no to an opportunity to be in the spot light? Think about that for a second.....
     
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    I hear she has done it before.
     
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    Trump cannot resist the chance to dunk his opponent's head in a toilet.
     
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    Bloomberg was a massive failure as mayor
    Crime was out of control , taxes high and he is a known racist
     
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    Are you kidding me? As much as Trump loves the spot light? He's as likely to skip the debates as you are to tap dance on the moon tomorrow night.
     
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    If Trump gets on the debate stand, his opponent and the moderators can ask him about payouts to porn stars, why Americans are paying him to promote his golf courses, why all the generals he surrounded himself with at the start of his term have walked away from him and are now criticizing him, why his promise to reduce the debt has been discarded ... there is a lot to go after Trump now that he wouldn't have answers for. There is a reason he does not have press conferences and no longer keeps a log of who comes to the White House.
     
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    Trump, with 0 political experience, took down a large, diverse and talented republican field and then took on Clinton. He took down Bush and Clinton dynasties in one go.

    Now that he has experience under his belt, a long list of accomplishments to tout and a failed impeachment by do nothing democrats to recite, why would he not be eager to get on debate stage? I would, in fact, consider not showing up if i were the democratic candidate. It will be very very tough to debate Trump in 2020.
     
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    I believe Buttigeig, Bloomberg, Klobachar or Sanders would beat Trump in a debate.
    They are all smarter than he is. I think Biden is smarter than Trump too, but his responses are slower than they used to be.
     
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    There are also a number of failures for his debate opponents to hammer on: Failure at dealing with North Korea. Failure to promote a better health plan. Failure to be faithful to Melania. Failure to not play excessive amounts of golf. Failure to stop the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan. Failure to stop Russia from taking over Syria. Failure to reduce the national debt. Failure to hire "the best" people. Failure to stop Iran from restarting their nuclear program. Failure to unite the country. Failure not to be overly envious of other people's success. Failure not to lie constantly. And failure to be a decent human being.
     
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    Well said except Fauxhontas will never be the candidate and I doubt if Bloomberg will want to get on the stage as he has a terrible voice and being 10 inches shorter than Trump puts him at a great disadvantage. I visualize Trump meeting him on stage and hugging him with his arms around Bloombergs head.
    As for crazy Bernie, I would like to debate that asshat on national TV.
     
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    no way will trump debate anybody

    for 2 reasons

    For one , he knows a guy like bloomberg will make him a fool. Bloomberg is by no means loved but he is not hated as Hillary was

    he does not have to ...

    he knows it would be a no win for him His supporters will support him if he stood in 5th Avenue and shot someone. So coming up with some lame ass excuse to skip debates is a no brainer...even for trump
     
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    A win actually, even talks of nobel peace prize.
    insurance premiums falling. Also, repeal of individual mandate was a good move. Btw, what is congress doing about healthcare?
    not whilst being president, unlike Clinton, who you loved i bet.
    LOL
    Where's All queda? ISIS?
    Who cares? Syria is not ours
    same as Obama, what have democrats done? they want to increase expenditures actually
    subjective
    Obama didn't stop it, the Iran deal was not stopping it. Iran is now in a weak state after U.S. has showed them who is boss
    lol, blame MSM for that and democrats who forgot about legislating and have just focused on investigations and impeachment.
    same as MSM, democrats.
    same as Clinton and JFK, two of the most popular presidents ever.

    This is how sad the democratic party state of affairs is, your list is quite frankly, a joke, i have to say.

    So Trump will starte with:
    1. economic boom rivaling any other boom in history, with record unemployment for minorities (record unemployment for youth, blacks, women (lowest in 65 years), hispanics)
    2. improved border security and building the wall
    3. Record # of judges appointed who will uphold constitution, including 2 supreme court picks
    4. Renegotiated 4 trade deals
    5. Finally got tough on China and squeezing them... getting them to change their behavior. Every president complained, did nothing
    6. Finally having allies pay their fair share, making them actually contribute to NATO (70 billion more), proportionally and making them pay for US providing defense
    7. Eased relations with NK, their leader went from a barking dog with non-stop threats to a sheep
    8. PEACE through strength doctrine. Obama was soft on Iran, paid them billions, billions Iran used to buy more missiles, the very same missiles they threaten US with. Trump killed their biggest terrorist and what did Iran do? fire a few missiles deliberately avoiding killing Americans. Iran's leader is in a weakened state, the people want him out and Iran just turned from being a bully to a being afraid.
    9. Killed ISIS leader and DECIMATED ISIS
    10. Pulled troops out of places where US was trying to police without much value added
    11. De-regulated like no other in history, much needed in a country where the ineffective and inefficient government was exercising more and more control of private industry
    12. Tax reform, much needed, especially on corporate sector
    13. Criminal justice reform
    14. Re-built strength in a military which had been decimated by Obama
    15. highest ever recorded optimism in manufacturing
    16. allocated 6 billion to fight opioid epidemic


    Meanwhile, what will democratic candidates tout in debates? Russia HOAX, trying to fight court battles to obtain Trump's tax and financial records (to SEE what can be found with no evidence of wrongdoing), Ukraine HOAX, failed partisan impeachment. A party which is now led by a 30 year old who talks about end of the world in 8 years and wants to ban all planes, destroy agriculture. What policies will they sell? Medicare for ALL, over regulate, increase taxes. Yeah, good luck!
     
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    The only need at all for debates are to choose the democrat/socialist candidate.

    The difference between America First & Prosperity and the democrat/socialist party are so clear there is no need at all for debates.

    But somebody will probably give a debate even though few people will watch. There is no need to watch. You already know all you need to know.
     
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    What makes you think that Biden "... has deteriorated enough mentally ..." ?

    Yes, he stumbles over words sometimes, but that isn't new. He overcame a severe stammer when he was a child. Ask anyone who has done that ... it isn't easy!
     
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    I don't think he could tackle any of them without resorting to personal insults and name calling. On the actual issues, he's ignorant, and mostly just makes stuff up on the fly. He won't risk being challenged that way, in a public debate. He's a coward.
     
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    I am happy that you feel the way you feel. I am hoping that at least some democrats are as sure Trump will lose this time around as they were last time. I thoroughly enjoyed the shock and awe videos from election night for months afterwards.
     
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    A official document has surfaced now, which confirms investigations into Burisma and Hunter by the Ukranian government, that involves Hunter in money laundering, millions of dollars.
    That pretty well destroys any argument that Trump was trying to damage Biden as a candidate; their was already strong evidence of corruption. Obama was aware of this and had an extensive inquiry into it- which of course, Obama wasn't pursing or making public. The actual documents were shown on the story, this isn't rumor.
     
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