President Trump has responded to the Democrat’s attempts to get Joe Biden to skip the debates by calling for the first debate to take place at an earlier date.
According to Fox News:
President Trump on Wednesday morning called for the first presidential debate to be moved up, citing increased mail-in and early voting that will see many ballots cast in the presidential election before the first debate is held.
“The one problem I have, the debate’s very late. It’s at the end of September and a lot of ballots will already be cast by that time,” Trump said in a “Fox & Friends” interview. The first presidential debate is scheduled for Sept. 29 in Cleveland.
Trump added: “Why are they putting the first debate so late? The first debate should be before the first – at least before the first ballots go out. And they have it a month later, almost a month later. It’s ridiculous.”
In the swing state of Michigan, for example, absentee ballots can be cast 45 days before the election. In Virginia, in-person early voting starts that early. And in Minnesota, in-person early voting starts on Sept. 18.
President Trump did give Biden a nod by stating “In all fairness to him, he has not said that,” in regard to the calls for Biden not to debate.