The Trump campaign was outraged that the supposed nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates suddenly dropped foreign policy as one of the final Presidential debate topics.
The commission showed its claim of being bipartisan was a mirage after they suddenly change the debate topics mere moments after the NY Post’s bombshell reporting on Hunter Biden’s secret emails that exposed his father, Joe Biden having lied about not having any knowledge of his son’s shady business deal with Ukraine’ds corrupt energy company Burisma.
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien penned a letter to the commission Monday raising objections after the topics were announced by NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker who will be moderating the last Presidential debate before the November 3rd election.
Stepien lambasted the commission for ignoring the “long-standing custom” of making foreign policy the central focus of the last Presidential debate.
Trump’s campaign manager also accused the commission of changing the topics at the last moment after both campaigns had agreed that the third debate was to focus on foreign policy.
The debate topics were suddenly altered after emails were discovered on an old laptop that Joe Biden’s drug-addicted youngest son, Hunter, who had dropped off and then forgotten a damaged laptop at a Delaware repair shop.
Those emails proved that Joe Biden not only lied to the American people about not knowing having any knowledge of his son’s shady overseas business dealings but also that Obama’s former Vice-President used his office to profit from.
Stepien’s letter accused the commission of attempting to alter the final debate topics in order to “insulate Biden from his own history,” While also claiming that the commission was “desperate to avoid conversations about his [Biden] own foreign policy record”.
“As is the long-standing custom, and as has been promised by the Commission on Presidential Debates, we had expected that foreign policy would be the central focus of the October 22 debate.
We urge you to recalibrate the topics and return to subjects which had already been confirmed.
The Commission’s pro-Biden antics have turned the entire debate season into a fiasco and it is little wonder why the public has lost faith in its objectivity,”
The Biden campaign, however, says that there was a prior agreement that the moderator would select the topics and that the Trump campaign is lying so that Trump could sidestep questions about his administration’s “disastrous” response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden’s national press secretary TJ Ducklo stated:
“The campaigns and the Commission agreed months ago that the debate moderator would choose the topics.
The Trump campaign is lying about that now because Donald Trump is afraid to face more questions about his disastrous COVID response. 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.”
Of course, while accusing the Trump campaign of lying to protect President Trump from answering questions about his administration Coronavirus response.
What the Biden campaign conveniently overlooks is that every one of the Commission’s ‘new‘ topics had already been previously covered during the first Presidential debate.
- Fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
- American families.
- Race in America.
- Climate change.
- National security.
- COVID Leadership.
Dropping Foreign Policy Is Just The Latest Example Of The Commissions Liberal-Bias
The supposedly “nonpartisan” Commission on Presidential Debates, has already been accused of putting its thumb on the scale for Joe Biden.
Especially after their second presidential debate moderator, Steve Scully, was caught asking advice on how to respond to President Trump labeling him a ‘Never-Trumper’ from ‘Never-Trumper‘ Anthony Scaramucci.
After Scully’s claim that he was bipartisan and that his Twitter account was hacked started looking more and more like Joe Biden’s claim about not knowing anything about his son’s shady business deals.
The commission suddenly announced that the second presidential debate, which had been scheduled to take place on Oct. 15, would now be a virtual debate over the health concerns of President Trump.
Knowing Joe Biden reliance on using a teleprompter to answer the question, President Trump rejected the idea of a virtual debate which would lack the transparency that a face to face debate affords.
Despite, the debate scheduled to take place days after the CDC’s recommended 10-day isolation period for anyone diagnosed with the Coronavirus. And President Trump offering to not only to take multiple tests to verify that he was indeed COVID free, but also giving the commission the option to push the debate back a few days.
The commission suddenly canceling the second debate without bothering to explore these or any other options, in light of how worried the DNC was over Joe Biden’s dementia rearing its ugly head during one of the three live debates, isn’t at all shocking.
While Stepien’s letter does not threaten to pull out of the third debate, that possibility remains on the table if the commission does not agree to reinstate ‘foreign policy’ as one of the debate topics.
Representatives for the commission did not immediately return a request for comment Monday afternoon.