With President Donald Trump bailing on the Oct. 15 debate with former Vice President Joe Biden after it was announced the event would take place virtually, the incumbent is challenging his opponent directly — going around the traditional organizers, the Commission for Presidential Debates. Only, the president wants a “fair” moderator in the chair. And you can guess how he defines fair.
Appearing on Hannity Thursday, the president called out Biden, and made his preferences known as to who should referee. “Let’s get a fair anchor,” Trump said. “Somebody like the great Sean Hannity. We’ll get Rush [Limbaugh], we’ll get Mark [Levin], we’ll get Laura [Ingraham], we’ll get judge Jeanine [Pirro]. We’ve got a lot of them out there. We’ll get Jesse [Watters], or Pete [Hegseth]. We’ve got a lot of them. Tucker [Carlson] is doing good.”
Trump says he wants to debate Biden but wants moderators like Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Judge Jeanine, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, or Tucker Carlson pic.twitter.com/52wJO9SStn
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 9, 2020