Despite previous rumors, Republican nominee Donald Trump declared that he is intending to attend all three presidential debates scheduled for this fall. However, before accepting to do this, we wants to renegotiate all the terms of the debates.
“I will absolutely do three debates,” Trump said in an interview for Time Magazine, according to CBS News. “I want to debate very badly. But I have to see the conditions.”
Trump expects the same success he had in primaries
The businessman made a comparison with the debates from the GOP primary, where he was able to influence the final formats, also adding that this Tuesday, he will take a look on the current conditions of the presidential debates.
“I renegotiated the debates in the primaries, remember? They were making a fortune on them and they had us in for three and a half hours and I said that’s ridiculous,” he said. “I’m sure they’ll be open to any suggestions I have, because I think they’ll be very fair suggestions. But I haven’t [seen the conditions] yet. They’re actually presented to me tonight,” Donald Trump added.
Everybody was looking forward to the Republican at least mentioning something about the moderators of the debates, considering the whole scandal before the Iowa caucuses in January. Donald Trump refused to attend the debate, claiming that moderator Megyn Kelly was “biased” against him and his campaign.
“I’ll have to see who the moderators are. Yeah, I would say that certain moderators would be unacceptable, absolutely,” Trump said.
It will be an intense fight!
These comments regarding Donald Trump’s participation at the presidential debates come after John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, declared that the Democratic nominee has committed to attend all three of them.
“It is concerning that the Trump campaign is already engaged in shenanigans around these debates. It is not clear if he is trying to avoid debates, or merely toying with the press to create more drama,” Podesta said. “Either way, our campaign is not interested in playing along with a debate about debates or bargaining around them.”