Team Trump is asking Joe Biden for four debates as opposed to the traditional three. This is a move usually reserved by the underdog challenger in a campaign, done for the purpose of having the extra time to talk policy but most of all for increased opportunity to land that whammo, knock out punch, on the incumbent. That the incumbent is the party asking for the extra debate time is yet another first in a never ending whirl of Trump firsts. And then there’s this.
If @JoeBiden is too scared to agree to more debates then how about a cable news battle royal:
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 18, 2020
It would be a slaughter. Maddow is a Rhodes scholar, Joe is a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Politics at Harvard and Lemon is a Murrow award winning journalist.
*For you MAGAs, this means they have "lots of book learning" and made it past 12th grade.
— Carlos Rosado (@crosado1968) June 18, 2020
And just so you know…book smart does not beat street smart…I mean really
— Becky Bruns (@18brunsr) June 18, 2020
What make you think the Red team has street smarts? They've all become multi-millionaires living in swanky neighborhoods from the money they've earned with their acts. Street smarts, what a laugh.
— bobd (@anuska299) June 19, 2020
I wouldn’t even believe that Parscale would be crazy enough to suggest this, but his tweet does have the blue check mark, so I guess it’s just another post-parody day in Trump world. We’ll see where this one goes. And I have little doubt that Joe Biden would happily accommodate Trump for a fourth, or even a fifth or sixth debate. If Trump had any sense, he’d be begging for only one debate or better yet, none, because Biden is going to slaughter him. The facts are all on Biden’s side and Trump has nothing to say. By all means, let the extra debate(s) take place. Trump’s the TV president, let him bury himself on TV. Live.