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Tom of Temecula

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Thu May 16, 2024, 05:06 AM May 16

Trump Walked Into A Biden Debate Trap [View all]

Last edited Thu May 16, 2024, 08:03 AM - Edit history (1)

Trump and his advisers are reportedly irked that President Biden has jumped in and taken the debate narrative away because the Biden campaign set them up. Kristen Holmes reported on CNN:

Just to give an overall view here, talking to Trump’s senior advisers and those in his orbit, they’re a little bit irked right now by the fact that Joe Biden somehow took over the debate narrative, despite the fact that Donald Trump has been really using this as a narrative at all of his campaign rallies. He’s been up on stage with an empty podium next to him saying, come debate me, and he’s often said, I will debate anywhere, anytime. This has been kind of a rallying cry for Donald Trump and for some of his top advisers. Now, what we saw today was Joe Biden taking control of the narrative, and now Donald Trump is trying to take it back.

Since Trump has little campaign operation and barely campaigns one day a week, this is the first time his campaign has gone up against Biden’s campaign. The results were not good. The Biden campaign set Trump up. Since Donald Trump thinks he is an expert dealmaker and negotiator, he assumed that he could agree to all of Biden’s terms and then negotiate more debates.

Why does Trump want more debates if he is winning? Even though Trump uses the polling as propaganda, he and his campaign appear not to believe that he is winning. Trump is a lousy debater. He has never been good at debates, so the idea that he wants many debates was always more narrative-spinning than reality.

Donald Trump has a history of refusing to debate. It appears that he bought his own BS about Biden, and as soon as Biden stepped up and set the terms, Trump was trapped and fell into a trap. Biden set the ex-president up, and Trump never saw it coming.


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Trump Walked Into A Biden Debate Trap [View all] Tom of Temecula May 16 OP
Reminder: Trump did not attend ONE of the Republican Debates. no_hypocrisy May 16 #1
He will come up with some excuse not to. n/t rzemanfl May 16 #2
My guess Tom of Temecula May 16 #8
Chickens out at last minute Biglinda 52 May 16 #15
Wait, what. flakey_foont May 16 #3
Prison would be a good excuse..... lastlib May 16 #10
He might be... 2naSalit May 16 #12
To quote the ogre himself... 2naSalit May 16 #14
Excellent advice! flakey_foont May 16 #18
In 2016, Trump skipped one of the primary debates. It kept him out of the limelight and he could not stand it. keithbvadu2 May 16 #4
I bet Trump provokes the judge just before the debate so gets tossed into jail. cstanleytech May 16 #5
Trial will be over before that. brooklynite May 16 #13
Well if it does last that long I would not be surprised if he pulled that stunt. cstanleytech May 16 #20
Trump's debate strategy.. agingdem May 16 #6
It will still come down to the moderators MOMFUDSKI May 16 #7
He will tell his minions the debates were rigged. gibraltar72 May 16 #9
True, and Trump will barely be out of court when the first debate happens bucolic_frolic May 16 #11
Any time, any place. I understand he has Wednesdays free. 3Hotdogs May 16 #16
Trump is incapable of debating. It will be a show. twodogsbarking May 16 #17
Losers can't be choosers BoRaGard May 16 #19
I think Trump assumed Biden wasn't going to debate. Ruby Soho May 16 #21
I also heard that Dump announced another debate on FOX in October. Talitha May 16 #22
Joe hasn't and won't agree to a debate on Faux. His response to that proposal was DemocraticPatriot May 16 #23
Thanks! Talitha May 16 #25
Gee, It's Almost Like RobinA May 16 #24
Joe taught law and Constitutional law for years, reads poetry, enjoys having people disagree ... Botany May 16 #26
Microphone can be remotely shut off by moderator. Each podium will be on raised platform, gained access Traurigkeit May 16 #27
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