During the Republican primary race, billionaire businessman Donald Trump skipped out on one of the critical debates and threatened to skip more if unfair tactics were being employed. Now Trump is throwing another wrench into the machinery of the typical general election.
Trump stated on Thursday that he would be open to more than the three debates that are usually scheduled between the Democrat and Republican nominees during the general election season.
Over the years, three debates has become standard, but Trump apparently wants to be able to take as many shots at the Democrat nominee as possible.
“I think the debates are going to be positive for me,” Trump said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” according to the International Business Times. “I sort of wish we had more than three. We have three. There are three scheduled. And I think we should perhaps have more than three, if you want to know the truth, because there is a lot going on.”
We can assume what Trump means by “there is a lot going on” is that presumed Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton has a lot to deceive, inveigle and obfuscate the American people about, and he has a lot of work to do on behalf of the American people to uncover those same facts.
Clinton currently leads Trump in most national polls, and studies have shown that whoever is trailing in an election benefits from added debates to get the chance to critique their opponents message and platform, according to IBT. If more debates are added, Trump obviously gets more chances to take Clinton down face-to-face.
And how could she turn down a request from the Trump campaign for more debates without looking scared?
That means more chances to close the gap in polling numbers between the two potential nominees, as well as more chances for Trump to challenge Clinton, not only on her platform, but also on her many scandals.
We wonder what Clinton will say to this announcement, and more importantly, how she will prepare to meet The Donald in a face-to-face contest.
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