Monday, December 16, 2019
US President Donald Trump reserves the right to agree to the TV debates in the upcoming presidential campaign. "I'll make a decision in due course," Trump wrote on Twitter. He described the non-profit commission, which has been organizing debates for more than three decades, as "very biased". The panel is full of "Trump haters".
Trump also mentioned other options for conducting debates – for example, directly and bypassing the Commission. He was looking forward to discussing with the "happy person" who "stumbled across the finish line" with the Democrats. More than three debates are also conceivable for him, since his "balance sheet" is very good.
The Commission said that the television debates are "an important part of our democratic process". When organizing the debates, the committee distinguished itself by "fairness, balance and impartiality".
Before the 2016 election, Trump had fought three debates against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. At the time, polls confirmed that Clinton had done better in the debates.
Trump wants to run again in the November 2020 election. The 73-year-old has so far no challenger in the Republican Party that could be dangerous to him. The Democrats, on the other hand, have 15 applicants for their party's presidential candidacy.
The primaries, in which the Democrats will finally elect their candidate for the November 2020 presidential election, begin in Iowa in early February.