The New York Times reports:
“He’s a politician. He gives speeches. He’s really good at doing it,” Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said of Biden on a call with reporters Tuesday. He added: “Joe Biden is not formidable anywhere else, but he is formidable on the debate stage. We just hope he shows up.”
Stepien’s remarks stand in contrast to Trump’s attacks on Biden for his occasional verbal stumbles. On Monday, Trump repeatedly claimed that Biden “doesn’t have a clue” and “is a stupid person.” With eight weeks to go until Election Day, the Trump campaign Tuesday pointed to the president’s “very active” schedule.