Joe Lockhart, the former White House push secretary, penned an op-ed final week urging Joe Biden to skip debating President Trump prior to the November election.
“Whatever you do, do not debate Trump,” he wrote on CNN. “Trump has made extra than 20,000 deceptive or fake statements according to the Washington Post. It is a fool’s errand to enter the ring with a person who just can’t follow the policies or the truth. Biden will unquestionably consider heat from Republicans and the media for skipping the debates. But it’s well worth the danger as hoping to debate anyone incapable of telling the real truth is an not possible contest to acquire.”
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, responded to the op-ed on Sunday, “Basement method, element 2.”
Trump supporters have poked fun at the previous vice president for conducting several of his interviews from property. Trump’s defenders have also speculated about Biden’s overall health and fitness, and Biden’s refusal to debate could offer a lot more cannon fodder.
Trump supporters have also explained Democrats and their allies in mainstream media keep in mind how productive Trump was in obtaining his message across to voters throughout reside push conferences in 2016, and they do not want to give the president that type of platform again.
Lockhart pointed out that several polls are unfavorable for Trump and “every quantitative signal and historic precedent points to a surefire loss for the President in November.”
But regardless of the odds, he pointed out that Biden could nevertheless lose, but it would largely have to be a self-inflicted harm. He wrote that Biden really should dismiss the polls and operate like he is “10 points behind.”