“Joe Biden looks forward to Donald Trump in a multi-debate series that the Americans have come to expect from their leaders; we hope President Trump would not break the tradition or make excuses for a refusal to participate, ”O’Malley Dillon wrote in the campaign for the first official communication to the commission overseeing the presidential debates.
The letter arrived that the proceedings were already affected by the pandemic coronavirus.
Rick Fitzgerald, a spokesperson for the University of Michigan, declined to comment. Frank Fahrenkopf, a chairman of the committee debate, said an announcement about a backup plan would be made Tuesday morning. The New York Times reported on Monday evening that the debate should instead be held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.
The letter arrived several days after the Trump aid summit, including the former mayor of New York, and the current Presidential Advisor Rudolph W. Giuliani, started pushing for four debates, and called for them to take place earlier than usual so that early voting Americans could make their decisions. That push followed by Any suggestion earlier this year that he couldn’t participate in debates, at all, a position that appears to have changed with his standing collapse against Biden in the latest polls.
“We just want debates. We want it sooner, and we want a bigger schedule, ”Trump campaign director Brad Parscale said last week. “We don’t want them against competitive football games for the viewers. Like many Americans the possible need to see the marked differences between the achievements and leadership of the President of the Trumpet and the failure of the recording and drowsiness of Joe Biden. “
After Le Poste obtained the Biden letter, Trump campaign director of communications Tim Murtaugh accused Biden, in order to avoid debate over Trump.
“It’s pretty obvious that Joe Biden, the dog handlers are afraid to send their candidates without a script and handy teleprompter,” said Murtaugh, whose candidate also uses these aids. “An earlier and more planning debate is needed so that the Americans can see the clear difference between Trump’s dynamic leadership and Biden’s from the confusing meanders.”
Fahrenkopf said last week that if the Trumpet and Biden campaigns agree to hold a fourth debate, the commission will do everything it can to make it happen.
Biden advisers said they immediately laughed at Trump’s pressure from the campaign, and they pointed to the contradiction between the President of the Mail-order Critic and his advisers using them as justification for holding previous debates. Biden, the campaign said in the letter that it wants the debates to be conducted as they have always been.
“No one should be fooled: the trump card of the new position is a distraction debate,” O’Malley Dillon wrote. “The Trump position seems to say that it will be the debate, if he can choose the moderators: obviously the President, who has largely conducted interviews only with the new favorable outlets, is fear to deal with questions from a neutral moderator. The strength of the proposal campaign to develop negotiations is simply an effort to dodge fair, more equitable debates. ”
The letter also asked the commission to confirm that the debate is taking steps to address concerns about the new coronavirus and that social distance measures will be taken into account.
“Nothing should prevent the debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump on these dates; again, we don’t want to provide Trump’s President with all the excuses for not debating, ”O’Malley Dillon wrote.
She also asked the commission to continue having one of the debates using a city hall format, to allow voters to ask questions, even if the coronavirus remains a concern. This format has been a standard in the past, presidential debates.
“During his primaries campaign, Vice President Biden praised the direct questions of uncommitted voters on a frequent basis, and we believe it is time that President Trump faced such questioning himself,” writes -she. “We know that voters have many, many questions for the President.”