Last season on “Donald Trump Is Terrified of Being Humiliated by People Who Actually Know What They’re Talking About,” Trump set a precedent of laying groundwork for his debate ditching long before the actual debate could take place. And now, season two Trump is gearing up to be just as craven.
Late last night, Donald Trump tweeted this:
As usual, Hillary & the Dems are trying to rig the debates so 2 are up against major NFL games. Same as last time w/ Bernie. Unacceptable!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2016
It’s worth noting that, in the fall, football games take place on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays. CNN also notes that “Fridays and Saturdays are effectively ruled out because TV viewing is lower on weekend evenings.”
That means that the only viable, Trump-approved days would be Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Just not Tuesday, October 11 or Wednesday, October 12, of course. Those are the days of Yom Kippur.
Based on @MegynKelly's conflict of interest and bias she should not be allowed to be a moderator of the next debate.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2016
It was the childishly written & taunting PR statement by Fox that made me not do the debate, more so than lightweight reporter, @megynkelly.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2016
The Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton debates would be incredible to behold, which is exactly why Trump will cancel as many of them as humanly possible. But thankfully for the viewers at home, that’s a big ask—even for Donald Trump.