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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:42 PM

Trump May Propose New Firm to Host Presidential Debates

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s campaign is considering only participating in general election debates if an outside firm serves as the host, and his advisers recently sat down with the nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates to complain about the debates it hosted in 2016.

The Dec. 19 meeting between Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., a prominent Republican and co-chairman of the commission, Brad Parscale, the campaign manager for Mr. Trump’s re-election effort, and another political adviser, Michael Glassner, came soon after Mr. Trump posted on Twitter that the 2016 debates had been “biased.”

Mr. Fahrenkopf said the meeting was cordial, but that Mr. Parscale essentially reiterated Mr. Trump’s complaints.

Mr. Parscale said “that the president wanted to debate, but they had concerns about whether or not to do it with the commission,” Mr. Fahrenkopf said, including worries about “whether or not the commission would be fair.”

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/24/us/politics/trump-presidential-debate.html

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Reply Trump May Propose New Firm to Host Presidential Debates (Original post)
brooklynite Jan 24 OP
Wellstone ruled Jan 24 #1
iluvtennis Jan 24 #22
hamsterjill Jan 24 #2
sarcasmo Jan 24 #3
cp Jan 24 #4
Kaiserguy Jan 24 #5
greatauntoftriplets Jan 24 #6
Sucha NastyWoman Jan 24 #7
Rebl2 Jan 24 #16
sdfernando Jan 24 #8
Chakaconcarne Jan 24 #11
rurallib Jan 24 #14
Skinner Jan 24 #9
keithbvadu2 Jan 24 #10
Kaiserguy Jan 24 #13
reACTIONary Jan 24 #19
eggplant Jan 24 #12
not fooled Jan 24 #21
djacq Jan 24 #15
left-of-center2012 Jan 24 #17
Evolve Dammit Jan 24 #18
keithbvadu2 Jan 24 #20
Codeine Jan 24 #23
LiberalLovinLug Jan 25 #25
machoneman Jan 25 #28
LiberalLovinLug Jan 25 #34
StevieM Jan 24 #24
BlueIdaho Jan 25 #26
pwb Jan 25 #27
geralmar Jan 25 #29
not_the_one Jan 25 #30
louis-t Jan 25 #31
NBachers Jan 25 #35
Maxheader Jan 25 #32
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jan 25 #33
struggle4progress Jan 25 #36

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:43 PM

1. Ass*ole needs to make a buck,

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 08:48 PM

22. My thought exactly...you beat me to it. F him and his campaign team. the nerver. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:44 PM

2. So, he wants to have it at Mar-A-Lago?

n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:49 PM

3. Breitbart

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:55 PM

4. Continuing the Corruption

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:55 PM

5. So what Trump wants

is to hand pick whoever runs it to make sure that they fluff for Trump. So what is the name of the Russian firm he want to use.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 04:00 PM

6. He should pick Fraud Guaranteed.

Suits him perfectly.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 04:01 PM

7. If he gets his way or even influences the Commission on Presidential Debates to make changes that

Are advantageous to him, the Democratic Party should not participate in any way, even if it means no debates.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 05:41 PM

16. No way they

should participate in this.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 04:05 PM

8. that orange blob will not debate

I've been telling friends for a long time that he will not debate...now he is trying to make an excuse.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 04:15 PM

11. Yep.... There's no way he'll debate.....

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 04:35 PM

14. he knows he get clobbered plus

most if not all of his illegal shit will be brought up.

This way he can claim he wanted to debate, but the Dem backed out.
He is so predictable.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 04:12 PM

9. They want to have the option not to participate, and use "unfair format" as their excuse.

They're not going to make an agreement any time soon. They want to drag this out as long as possible so they have a ready excuse if they decide to bail at the last minute.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 04:15 PM

10. Clint Eastwood can bring an empty chair.

Clint Eastwood can bring an empty chair.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 04:20 PM

13. And Trump

can bring his empty head

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 08:18 PM

19. +10 nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 04:19 PM

12. There is zero upside for Trump to do a debate in *any* format.

The only possible positive would be to rally his voters, and he'd do much better with an actual rally where his opponent isn't in attendance.

Weirdly, I'm starting to think the same is true for the Dems. Our goal will also to be GOTV. Will we do better at that if Clownface is on the stage? Town halls could work better for us.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 08:29 PM

21. ++++++++++

red don whining so that he has an excuse to not debate his opponent.


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 05:33 PM

15. Lie, Cheat, Steal;

The Republican Way.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 06:48 PM

17. Maybe he wants Hannity to ask the questions?

By the way, the article is behind a 'pay wall' and I could not read it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 07:08 PM

18. Limbaughs' EIB or Hannity's Fox? or an LLC set up by the merger??

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 08:29 PM

20. Donald skipped one debate during the republican primaries but could not stand being out of the limel

Donald skipped one debate during the republican primaries but could not stand being out of the limelight.

He trotted right back for the next debate.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 09:52 PM

23. All theater. Idiot Boy has no intention of debating

regardless of moderator or venue. He’s just trying to build up a backstop of excuses in advance.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 12:29 AM

25. This is what I think too

 

He didn't do well last time. And this was against Hillary who lets face it is not the most comfortable on stage. I'm sure she wishes she could have a do over, and she'd be much harder on him I'm sure. She'd tell him to back off, like she wanted to when he was prowling behind her. She still made him look like an idiot.
Anyways, Trump does NOT want to go through that kind of bare exposure again, one on one with ANY of the top candidates. I think he'd fear Warren the most. His nightmare over again, another smart woman.

I think this will go down as the first Presidential elections since debates were begun, that have all been cancelled, because Trump will refuse to participate based on some whiny excuse about bias. Instead he'll just hold more rallies, all aired on Fox News with highlights on the rest of the MSM every night. Maybe set up a "debate" at Mar-a-Lago, and Fox News will host it. Between Republicans only. But they won't be debating each other so much as harping on Democrats and bragging about the Dear Leader, while Trump sits and smiles on some gold encrusted throne.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 11:38 AM

28. I'd debate your statement..........

"He didn't do well last time. And this was against Hillary who lets face it is not the most comfortable on stage."

While I do think she could have done even better if he wasn't lurking in her background, she still came off quite well in comparison. But, after that marathon 11+ hour grilling in the Capitol's chambers by vengeful Republiscums, she totally destroyed them in so, so many ways.

In fact, being comfortable in the face of many inane questions thrown at her, she showed her experience, depth of knowledge and high level if intelligence in parrying all the accusations thrown at her. The media fully agreed that her performance was exceptional.

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Response to machoneman (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 04:08 PM

34. I agree she did tremendous there.

 

And its pathetic that Trump in comparison would NEVER submit himself to anything like that. Not even at his own trial with the Jury already aquitting him in advance.

That was where she was not creating the narritive, she was not there to promote herself. Only to defend herself. Promotion of oneself on stage in front of an audience and in front of millions more watching, was not her forte. Its not a criticism, only an observation. And I'm not the only person from our side to say that. She is a brilliant smart leader, but more of a technocrat than a showperson. She is brilliant in her job once elected, its all the crap a politician has to do to get there that she doesn't, or didn't, like. And I don't fucking blame her!

The juxtaposition of someone even slightly uncomfortable on stage promoting themselves, and someone who thrives on self promotion and is at their best and most confident on stage, was noticeable. I brought up that lurking incident because she said later, after the election, that she really really really wanted to just turn around and tell him to back off. But she didn't. That is the point. That at the time, on stage, she suppressed her natural responses that most every Democrat watching was begging her to do. A showperson candidate would have welcomed that invasion of space in order to use it against them. It just was not in her nature. Which is a trait you may admire in your neighbour, but not necessarily from the one hope in the nation to stop Trump.

She still should have 'officially' won the election. A great stage presence is only one of the attributes that make a great President or any leader. And she had plenty more. But it does help.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 11:29 PM

24. He got his assed kicked in all three debates last time.

I guess he is worried it will happen again.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 01:08 AM

26. No way is Fatso doing any Presidential Debates.

He has everything to lose and nothing to gain.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 10:44 AM

27. Trump can debate himself.

And have one hell of a argument.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 12:59 PM

30. hey turd boy...

Go ahead, have your one man debate on Fox.

See if we care.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 01:10 PM

31. Oh, so there will only be one camera and it will be fixed on

him the whole time, and his opponent's mic will be cut off, and he'll have special lighting to make sure he doesn't look too orange, and there will be an applause track every time he says something brilliant, and he will have all of the questions in advance....

fuck him

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Response to louis-t (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 04:08 PM

35. Don't forget the "Emerging Through the Glowing Gates of Heaven" grand entry.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 01:49 PM

32. Har de har har...



Hire all the "firms" you want dick head....Won't make any difference, know why stumpy?

Can't fix stupid....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 03:38 PM

33. So, he wants a profit-making firm rather than a nonprofit organization?

I predicted last year that he wouldn't debate. It seems to be coming true.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 04:29 PM

36. "The Trump National Doral would be the perfect impartial venue!"

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