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Sun Aug 9, 2020, 06:48 PM

Scoop: Inside Trump's debate prep

1 hour ago - Politics & Policy

Axios
Jonathan Swan, Alexi McCammond

Two weekends ago, President Trump met with a group of his closest aides in the conference room of his Bedminster golf club to discuss a subject that has been weighing heavily on his mind: the three scheduled debates with Joe Biden.

Behind the scenes: In the room with Trump were his son-in-law Jared Kushner, campaign manager Bill Stepien, senior adviser Jason Miller, and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who role-played Hillary Clinton in Trump's 2016 debate prep sessions.

  • The team agreed to meet at least every 10 days or so between now and the first debate, according to two sources familiar with the results of the meeting.

  • They resolved to keep the group very small. They may bring in different people based on subject matter expertise, but the group would remain five to six people to limit the potential for leaks. The team agreed to meet at least every 10 days or so between now and the first debate, according to two sources familiar with the results of the meeting.

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    Judi Lynn Aug 9 OP
    OnDoutside Aug 9 #1
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    klook Aug 9 #3
    StevieM Aug 9 #4
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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Sun Aug 9, 2020, 06:57 PM

    1. What a snivelling weasel Chris Chrispie is...

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Sun Aug 9, 2020, 06:59 PM

    2. That's a formidable brain trust

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Sun Aug 9, 2020, 07:36 PM

    3. Holy crap!

    Chris Christie as Hillary Clinton!


    The “debate prep” probably consists of Christie reading coherent sentences and Trump interrupting to call him childish nicknames.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Sun Aug 9, 2020, 08:44 PM

    4. Hillary kicked his ass in all three debates. (eom)

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Sun Aug 9, 2020, 09:49 PM

    5. The main idea is to keep Trump's ignorance and emotional instability a secret.

    I hate to tell you guys, but that train already left the station.

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