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Trump campaign not happy with final debate topics

President Donald Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien protested the topics of the final presidential debate in a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates on Monday.

“It is completely irresponsible for the Commission to alter the focus of this final debate just days before the event, solely to insulate Biden from his own history,” the letter said.

Stepien demanded that the final debate focus more on foreign policy which he claims the two campaigns originally agreed upon months ago. He said that the commission was simply shielding Joe Biden from having to address his foreign policy record.

Biden’s campaign fired back and said that Trump is just afraid to answer more questions on his handling of COVID-19.

“The Trump campaign is lying about that now because Donald Trump is afraid to face more questions about his disastrous COVID response,” a Biden campaign spokesman said. “As usual, the president is more concerned with the rules of a debate than he is getting a nation in crisis the help it needs.”

The Commission on Presidential Debates maintains that the debate moderator alone gets to pick the topics and questions for the evening. NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker, who will moderate the debate, said she plans to focus on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, race and national security.

Trump tweeted on Saturday that Welker was an unfair moderator.

“She’s always been terrible & unfair, just like most of the Fake News reporters, but I’ll still play the game. The people know! How’s Steve Scully doing,” Trump tweeted.

NBC responded citing Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller who has previously called Welker “very fair” and “a very good choice” for the debate.

Miller tweeted on Monday his displeasure with the change in debate topics.

“Good morning to everyone except Presidential Debate Commission members who changed focus of final debate away from foreign policy so Joe Biden wouldn’t have to answer to being compromised by the Chinese Communist Party, supporting endless wars and sending pallets of cash to Iran,” Miller said in his tweet.

Stepien wrote in the letter that the topics are certainly worthy of discussion but that they have already been covered during the first debate.

The 2020 presidential debate calendar has not lacked excitement. The first debate was a disaster in the eyes of both Republicans and Democrats. After Trump contracted COVID-19, the second debate was canceled, resulting in dueling and overlapping town halls with Trump and Biden on separate networks.

The Commission on Presidential Debates also announced Monday that it will mute microphones during the debate if the candidates don’t stick to their allotted times.


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  1. JohnR October 20, 2020

    Why is everyone in the Mainstream Media providing cover for Corrupt Joe? The swamp is churning!

  2. Wes October 20, 2020

    After a year of berating the mainstream media, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he will be presenting “awards” Monday to what he considers to be the worst of the worst.

    “I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!”

  3. Alex Czeranko October 20, 2020

    Once again just another example of how the MSM and the Democrats are working together to defeat President Trump. They do NOT care about this country and its people, they only care about defeating the President.
    It is truly a shame what has happened. The media used to be a check on government and its officials. Now it is simply another political entity. One for the Democratic Party
    People keep speaking out. Let everyone know what is going on. Question everything the MSM says. If you do not we will lose this country as we now know it
    TRUMP 2020

  4. Duane October 20, 2020

    My wife switched from The Democratic Party to being a republican this year after she viewed how cruel and inappropriate the dems are.. Enjoins watching Fox News and stated that she would not vote for one dang democrat this election. This is a fair minded person and really didn’t know why she was in the democrat party at all. Just because parent belong to one party doesn’t mean that we need to follow their beliefs in politics which was the case here. She has associates that are negative towards president Trump and doesn’t say anything to them just let’s them rant and tells me that she just can’t believe their attitude.

  5. Dan Murphy October 20, 2020

    I don’t need to see a debate! If you can’t figure out the stark difference between the two candidates and the media bias Trump has to endure, maybe you shouldn’t vote due to mental incapacity? For the good of us all, of course. I would urge the progressives to rather than vote democrat this election, re-aim all our ICBM’s at ourselves, and just push it! Get it over with! Minimal suffering and all that?

  6. Dan Murphy October 20, 2020

    Well, the Dem’s, are good at lying about how they are going to help people and give them false hope in their false emotional narrative. Maybe she has finally lost hope and now sees, right through their Bovine Fertilizer?

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