Why Clinton’s Press Secretary Wants Biden to Skip the Debates


Joe Lockhart, who served as White House Press Secretary during the Clinton administration, told CNN on Saturday that Joe Biden should not debate President Trump because Trump would only benefit.
According to Lockhart, Trump “spins these conspiracy theories out there. And, up till now, most of those theories are broadcast by Fox News and, you know, on his Twitter feed. And, you know, most Americans don’t see that. The debates are very different.”

Dems afraid Biden will have his posterior handed to him in the debates

Lockhart continued, “This is the one thing, now that we’re not really going to have conventions where the public will tune in, you know, 50, 60 million people. And they will see all of this nonsense from him. He will take the truth and destroy it. And Biden will be in the position of correcting him over and over and over again. I don’t think he should give him that platform.”

Trump is a master showman. He has built a social media following that is over ten times larger than Bidens. Any spectacle, like a debate, is a chance for Trump to shine.

Lockhart had also written an op-ed for the CNN website which read, “Whatever you do, don’t debate Trump. Trump has now made more than 20,000 misleading or false statements according to The Washington Post. It’s a fool’s errand to enter the ring with someone who can’t follow the rules or the truth. Biden will undoubtedly take heat from Republicans and the media for skipping the debates, but it’s worth the risk as trying to debate someone incapable of telling the truth is an impossible contest to win.”

Dems paint Trump as the lone liar among politicians, a profession known for iron-clad honesty


During the interview, Lockhard said, @Well, I’d say, you know, look at what I wrote. It’s not really a debate if only one side is willing to tell the truth. We saw in the debates in 2016, Hillary Clinton showed a mastery of the issues. I think she, on every point, was more honest and bested Trump. But Trump came out of the debates, I think, doing better because he just kept repeating the same old lies: ‘We’re going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it. We’re going to keep all of those Mexican rapists out of the country. We’re going to make great trade deals.’

None of these things have come to pass. And giving him that sort of national forum to continue to spout, you know, get to 21,000 or 22,000 lies, I think just isn’t worth it for the Democrats or for Biden.”

Substantial work has been completed in building the border wall. Trump has replaced NATO with a new trade agreement more favorable to America. It is unclear whether Lockhart realizes that in blaming Trump for lying, he is spreading untruths himself.