Debate Commission Tries To Sabotage Trump?

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( – On Tuesday, former President Trump’s campaign slammed the Commission on Presidential Debate for refusing to change the date of its debate schedule. As he argued this was “unacceptable” and suggested that in this way the 45th president could move around the general election presidential debates which had been sponsored by the group for decades. 

In a statement, Trump campaign spokespeople Susie Wiles and Chris LaCivita argued that currently, the schedule by the debate commission does not start until after the date when many Americans have cast their ballots. As it argues this is unacceptable, especially as the commission is unwilling to move up the debate dates. As they pointed out this is a great disservice to the American public who deserved the chance to hear from the two candidates prior to the start of the voting period. 

Earlier this month the Trump campaign had called for the commission to move the debates to a “much earlier” date than the one currently set. The first debate right now is meant to take place in mid-September. 

Wiles and LaCivita argued that they are committed to making the debates happen with or without the commission’s support. They noted that they were calling for every television network in the United States to host a debate and are pushing for the 2024 Joe Biden campaign team to collaborate with them in setting up a debate as soon as possible. 

The commission has since reaffirmed its current schedule despite the increasing pressure relating to the upcoming general election.

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