Trump Refuses To Participate In Debates With Republicans
US President Donald Trump said he was not going to participate in possible television debatesUS President Donald Trump said he was not going to participate in possible television debates of Republican presidential candidates.
“They’re all at less than 1 percent. It’s a — I guess it’s a publicity stunt … So, to be honest, I’m not looking to give them any credibility. They have no credibility,” Trump told reporters, answering a question about the possibility of debate.
Currently, three epublicans have announced their intention to oppose Trump in the 2020 presidential election – former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, former Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld and former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh. Trump calls potential Republican opponents “The Three Stooges” on behalf of the famous comedy troupe, performing in the 1920s and 1970s.
The current US presidents only occasionally face opposition in their own party when trying to be re-elected for a second term, although this is not an out of the ordinary event. The last time such a thing happened in 1992, when Pat Buchanan unsuccessfully tried to win the Republican nomination by bypassing incumbent President George H. W. Bush. Bush easily defeated Buchanan in the primary, but lost the election to Democrat Bill Clinton.
Currently, the fight for the nomination of a single candidate from the Democratic party continues about 20 people, the leader among whom for several months remains former vice president Joe Biden. If the situation does not change following the results of the preliminary party elections, which will be held in February-June 2020, then Biden will be the opponents of the incumbent Republican President Donald Trump.