WHOA: Biden Campaign Reveals If They Will Skip Next 2 Debates Against Trump
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It's probably safe to assume just about everyone who watched Tuesday night's first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden finished the night very frustrated.
It was also tough to watch Fox News anchor Chris Wallace jumping on every Trump interruption and "moving on" when Biden was on the ropes and struggling to answer counter-attacks from Trump.
Despite extreme backlash from just about everyone regarding the debate and how it played out, Biden’s deputy campaign manager says they are committed to the two next presidential debates.
According to The Hill, Kate Bedingfield quashed any ideas that Biden would skip the next two debates.
“I don’t know how many different ways we can say it. Yes, we are going to do the debates. I would imagine there will be some additional conversations [with the Commission on Presidential Debates]. But yeah, we are committing to attending the debates,” Bedingfield said.
Soon after the debate, Democrats and media figures flirted with the idea of Biden not participating in the next two debates with Trump.
Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons, who serves as a Biden surrogate, told Politico that he was unsure whether further debates should be held.
It was very hard to follow what was being said, and President Trump showed not just disrespect to the moderator, but to the American people who tuned in trying to figure out what his plans are. The point of the debate is for the American people to make a decision, informed by hearing from the two candidates on what’s your record, what are your values? Joe Biden came prepared to respect the American people. Donald Trump did not.
The first debate on Tuesday night has been criticized by many.
To some critics, the debate appeared to be a two-on-one battle with Trump in a corner alone, which led many of Wallace’s colleagues at Fox News to chime in, including Fox hosts Laura Ingraham, Greg Gutfeld, and Brian Kilmeade, as well as Fox contributor Andrew McCarthy.
Altogether, the debate was widely panned by just about everyone.
During a segment on CNN, network correspondent Dana Bash referred to the debate as being nothing short of a “sh*t show.”
CNN's Jake Tapper called it a: “That was a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck” and said it was “the worst debate I have ever seen.”