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(15,738 posts)
1. yeah, he will show up, but what he will do won't be called debating.....
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:20 PM
May 15

spewing verbal diarrhea at random is more likely what will happen. Ask anything, get anything.

Wont make any sense at all.

Captain Zero

(7,144 posts)
2. He's a weasel. Here's my idea
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:23 PM
May 15

Wharton School at UPenn.

2 professors from there, plus two journalists to ask questions

A moderator who can control Trump.

He couldn't object to the setting.


(850 posts)
6. Why wouldn't he?
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:31 PM
May 15

He'll have plenty of free time after the Manhattan trial is over.

What might happen and would be hysterical is if the CNN moderators hold Trump's feet to the fire and fact check him. And Trump either storms off stage or has a full blown melt down. That would be fun.


(46,690 posts)
9. He can barely speak.
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:44 PM
May 15

His language is full of errors and gobbledegook. He could get stuck in the middle of a sentence with nowhere to go. He might address Joe Biden as Barack Obama. He might call Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Connors.

He may think he can handle it, but he can’t, and someone would stop him. Just my prediction.


(3,770 posts)
8. I'd take a nickle bet he could be maneuvered into it
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:33 PM
May 15

I think Biden's staff could easily trigger-bait trump into accidentally agreeing to a fair and objective venue. It's what I'm hoping for anyways.


(7,891 posts)
13. Correct, soon. That may be what his demand for a debate in October on Fox News is about. If
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:59 PM
May 15

Biden won't agree to that then he can back out of the debates he has already agreed to.


(7,891 posts)
14. And I'd prefer they don't debate. As primaries and special elections show, people are getting sick of TSF and
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:03 PM
May 15

I have to assume Biden will win handily over a life long grifting toddler. If ahead, no need for Biden to risk it, IMHO. Trump is self-immolating on his own among reasonable voters. The unreasonable ones won't change their minds.

And no need to normalize him as a legitimate candidate.


(5,375 posts)
12. The debate will take place on Rikers Island, right?
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:57 PM
May 15

It's fun to imagine the debate with Trump in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs, chained to his podium.

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