The real reason Donald Trump skipped the 2nd debate

The real reason Donald Trump skipped the 2nd debate 1

 

On its face, President Donald Trump's immediate insistence that he would not participate in a virtual second debate made very little political sense. After all, he needs more chances to take on Joe Biden, as the former VP continues to rise in the polls. Upon further examination, though, Trump’s decision makes sense for one reason and one reason only. He sees this as an opportunity to continue to build the case, if he loses this November — for why.

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83 Comments on "The real reason Donald Trump skipped the 2nd debate"

  1. Hey, Chris here. Did the first presidential debate change how you viewed the candidates at all?

    • Bonnie Simpson | October 13, 2020 at 3:46 PM | Reply

      The reason he’s skipping the debate is because he’s incapable of debating. He knows nothing, has no plans, no platform except to continue to spew hatred and lies and whatever Putin tells him to do on their weekly private phone calls. This is the idiot that had no idea what Brexit was even after he was the nominee, thinks we had airports during the revolutionary war, had no idea Crimea had been invaded 2 years earlier, thinks Frederick Douglass is alive and doing well, doesn’t know that Puerto Rico is an American territory, thinks you can stop a hurricane by nuking it, I could go on all day. The point is he has no knowledge about anything so if he can’t rant and rave and interrupt his way through he won’t do it. In case anyone forgot he got out of a debate last go round by claiming it was more important to him to go to a fundraiser for vets instead. The vets cadet bonespurs claims to love but actually thinks of as suckers and losers. Well turns out he completely lied about donations to them until he was busted by the FREE PRESS and then he finally, reluctantly kept his word. To any of his sheep out there who continue to hammer on about how unfair Chris Wallace was, get a grip. Why? Because he was simply asking pointed questions (his job btw) and trying to get the orange menace to comply with the rules HE agreed to but then wouldn’t honor turning every 2 minutes given into 3 minutes. Your dear leader has done a great job of convincing his sheep that anything that is difficult or uncomfortable or true is just unfair or a hoax. Anything that’s not sucking up to him is unpatriotic. Ha, from this traitor. Newsflash, it takes more than hugging a flag and running around screaming libtard out of your ignorant unmasked faces to make you a patriot.

    • The only definitive outcome of the first debate was that Wallace doesn’t understand the concept of one and should never be chosen to do one again. He interrupted both Trump and Biden in open discussion when they were in “relevant question territory” claiming “it would be discussed later”. The first time Joe immediately picked another relevant facet of the question and they continued only to have Wallace interrupt again about a minute later and ask a NEW question to Trump (presumably a subject change based on the rules he set). He then interrupts Trump shortly after on the basis he wants to ask Biden a different question. This is all before the ten minute point of the debate when supposedly in “open discussion”. I honestly think Trump and Biden were just “settling in” and it had the potential to be at least a reasonable debate. After the multiple interruptions, Joe appeared annoyed and Trump called Wallace out when he said “It appears I’m debating you, not him”. Wallace’s interference had driven the debate off the rails at that point and it was never going to get back on track because Wallace wanted to “control” rather than the “facilitate”.

    • @Leo Frank LOL do you have a sister name Ann ?

    • poolplayer poolplayer | October 13, 2020 at 10:47 PM | Reply

      Vote Trump and not war monger Joe Biden!!

    • @jimokee Don’t be too sure about that jim. I just voted for Trump this morning and I was standing in this huge line waiting to vote and I noticed 98% of people were wearing the Maga hats.

  2. Trump in a debate is like a pigeon playing chess. He just knocks over the pieces, poops on the chess board and then struts around like he won.

  3. Mister Sarajevo | October 13, 2020 at 12:45 PM | Reply

    Because he lacks the skills to debate normally without going into showman & insult comic mode.

  4. Dogturd J. Trunt: If I were his barber, I’d shave him with a thermic lance.

  5. Trump knows the has nothing positive to say; his only hope is to badger and bully the opponent. This is super hard in a “virtual” debate.

  6. “they catch you out, whenever they want”. Sounds a tad paranoid.

  7. Could it be that he is afraid that he will have a coughing spasm during a debate?

  8. Reasons:
    – President will be cut off when his time is over. This is exactly what Trump is good at. He interrupts whenever Biden is saying something. In virtual debate he can’t do it.
    – If he complains about Biden using a teleprompter, they can add additional camera from backview so everyone knows if he is really using it or not.

    • @Potsmoking Atheist Any proof that Biden has dementia ? (Don’t give Fox/OANN)

    • @Quintin C. Even after adding more cameras ? How ?

    • @Scott Hardie Of course not. Biden doesn’t have dementia.
      UNEDUCATED IDIOTS LIKE Potsmoking Atheist
      are literally too unintelligent to even know what real dementia is.

      They also can’t think for themselves!
      Sadly, all these fools have it to repeat the most STUPID TRUMP TALKING gibberish!
      It’s really quite sad.

    • @Blondie SL So, I’m here to completely ruin your entire statement. Sure, I smoke pot. I also have a college degree, full time job, and in my college days, I worked as a nurse. I’ve seen people with dementia, had family members die with it. Biden absolutely is in the early stages at least. Can’t remember where he is, can’t remember peoples names. I can completely think for myself, and I won’t be beholden to any corrupt media – be it from the right or the left.

      You absolutely sound like most Democrats- Trump very bad man, but give zero facts ever as to why. I’m not even a Trump supporter – I’ve never voted. I am this year because left wing politics are going to ruin this country and I cannot allow that. Be quiet and let the adults talk, child.

    • @Scott Hardie Any proof that he doesn’t?

  9. It’s because Trump wouldn’t be able to interrupt. A lot.

  10. Richard Partin | October 13, 2020 at 2:06 PM | Reply

    I don’t care how Trump loses or perceives his loss as long as he’s out on his keister.

    • Elinor Goddard | October 13, 2020 at 7:05 PM | Reply

      @James O Brien wrong

    • Elinor Goddard | October 13, 2020 at 7:08 PM | Reply

      @James O Brien wrong he has not denounced the good ‘ole kkk boys when !!!

    • ☎️ Joe Biden corruption.
      Biden threatened Ukraine that if the prosecutor going after his son wasn’t fired he would withhold 1 billion dollars in aid and implicated Obama was supporting this decision. The prosecutor was fired in 6 hours. 1-minute video proof.

      Watch “Joe Biden Brags about getting Ukranian Prosecutor Fired” on YouTube
      https://youtu.be/UXA–dj2-CY

    • 😇 All young voters should know what Kamala really thinks about them. Kamala said, word for word:

      18 to 24 year olds are stupid and..they make really bad decisions.

      19 second video.
      https://youtu.be/a2HZdUK8OF0

    • Richard Partin | October 13, 2020 at 11:01 PM | Reply

      Besides Trump’s failures as a businessman and an obvious tax cheat, he had zero public service experience. That’s none and notta for the simple minds. I’m curious what makes anyone believe his name was ever qualified to be on a ballot in the first place? We don’t give engineering jobs to fresh tech graduates for a reason and politics is no different than any other job.

  11. Marcus van der Heyden | October 13, 2020 at 2:13 PM | Reply

    Trump is a monumental failure on every level imaginable.

  12. “Don’t ever use the word “smart” with me ” Donald Trump during debate with Joe Biden

  13. He wont do another debate because they will turn him off so Biden could talk.

  14. Debate? It was a s**tshow with a bully getting every punch in until he couldn’t breath anymore and came down with Covid.

  15. “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.”
    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • too bad the Democrats don’t do anything good. I take that back. I just want to say thank you very much to the Democrat party for getting all of us Trump supporters together no matter what color or religion or sexual orientation You are. It must suck to see blacks and other minorities voting for Trump. I think it’s awesome. Black people are finally getting off the Democrat plantation. The red wave is coming. I mean to say the red tsunami. LOL

    • @Ted Fox Good Luck!

  16. Andrey Skotnikov | October 13, 2020 at 5:20 PM | Reply

    ‪The “billionaire” who hides his taxes.‬
    The “genius” who hides his college grades.
    The “business man” who bankrupted a casino.
    The “playboy” who pays for sex.
    The “Christian” who doesn’t go to church.
    The “philanthropist” who defrauds charity.
    The “patriot” who dodged the draft.
    The “innocent man” who refuses to testify and fires people who are investigating him.

    • Antonio Aztec warrior | October 13, 2020 at 9:22 PM | Reply

      @TINES UP

      And I will help him identify elephants,camels, giraffes, UNICORNS, PONIES….so he can then brag about it

    • @Antonio Aztec warrior spoken like a true Aztec warrior👍 keep eating kale and punching keys soy boy. Thanks for the laughs

    • charlie golden | October 13, 2020 at 9:36 PM | Reply

      @Magic Mike to the man that gave every bit of his president salary since he was in office to help. Every penny. Name one president that did that.

    • Antonio Aztec warrior | October 13, 2020 at 9:51 PM | Reply

      @TINES UP
      Anytime pumpkin 😘😊😘😘

      If that’s all that takes to puff up his ego, make him feel like a Harvard graduate.

      Keep drinking the kool aid and take your daily doses LIE-sol to fight COVID.

    • poolplayer poolplayer | October 13, 2020 at 10:48 PM | Reply

      Vote Trump not War monger Joe Biden

  17. Astronomy Live | October 13, 2020 at 5:52 PM | Reply

    Lol, Yes wack Trump skipped it because he is a Troll and likes to interject every time. Just put a switch on his microphone and switch Trump off when he misbehave.

  18. Despite all the economic crisis, this is still a good time to start up your investment

  19. A bully need to bully constantly cause of lack of intelligence. YES Trump U are stupid!!!

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