“So, if Joe Biden asked you what I thought about it, I don’t think that he should dignify that conversation with Donald Trump.”
During her weekly press conference, Speaker Nancy Pelosi began laying the groundwork for Biden to back out of the upcoming presidential debates.
Thursday, Pelosi said, “Don’t tell anybody I told you this.. Especially don’t tell Joe Biden. But I don’t think there should be any debates.”
And so it begins.
PELOSI: "Don’t tell anybody I told you this.. Especially don’t tell Joe Biden. But I don’t think there should be any debates."
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— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) August 27, 2020
Pelosi went on to discuss how debating Trump would legitimize his lack of use of “truth, evidence, data, and facts” and then paved the way for two separate conversations.
What she said:
“I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States. Now I know that the Biden campaign thinks in a different way, but I thought what he did in 2016 was disgraceful, stalking Hillary Clinton like that. I was disappointed that the press didn’t say, “Go back to your station! You’re not here, you don’t own this stage, you have your own podium, she has hers.” I think he’ll probably act in a way that is beneath the dignity of the presidency. He does that every day. I think he will also belittle what the debates are supposed to be about and they’re not to be about the skullduggery on the part of someone who has no respect for the office he holds, much less the democratic process. Why else would he try to undermine the election in the manner in which he is doing?
So, if Joe Biden asked you what I thought about it, I don’t think that he should dignify that conversation with Donald Trump. You can ask any questions — both of them — just take their own stage for any number of conversations about any subjects. Hold them accountable. What are they proposing? What is their vision? What is their knowledge? How are they going to get it done? How are they going to connect with the American people? Let that be a conversation with the American people, not an exercise in skullduggery.”
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