President Trump said he is ready for Thursday’s debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, but claimed that it will not be fair because the moderator, NBC’s Kristen Welker, will be biased against him.
“Kristen Welker is terrible,” Trump said. “I mean she is totally partisan; her father and mother are big supporters of Joe Biden for a long time. They’re supporters of the Democrat Party, and she deleted her entire account.”
A few hours after the account of C-SPAN host Steve Scully was deleted, Welker’s Twitter account was deactivated earlier this month. Scully, whose debate was scheduled to be cancelled on October 15th, claimed that after a tweet revealed that he had contact with Trump’s enemy Anthony Scaramucci, his account Was hacked. C-SPAN suspends indefinitely after admitting that Scully has not been hacked.
“Kristen Welker is far worse than Scully, but I do it anyway,” Trump continued. “But this is the way it is. It’s so set up.”
Trump claimed that there are other reporters there, and they are more suitable to debate in a fair manner.
“There are people out there that can be neutral. Kristen Welker cannot be neutral at all,” he said.
Trump also expressed his opposition to the Presidential Debate Committee on the grounds that some changes were made before the debate on Thursday, such as how each candidate muted their microphones when opponents spoke in the first 2 minutes of each part of the debate.
Trump also said that he was prepared to have a debate on foreign policy. His campaign manager, Bill Stepien, said in a letter to the commission on Monday that the commission had promised that the “central focus” of the debate would be foreign policy.