Biden won't debate in 2024: Kellyanne Conway

August 24, 2023

President Trump's former adviser Kellyanne Conway predicted that Joe Biden will be too weak to debate his general election opponent in 2024. 

"No he won’t. They won’t let him out there. They hardly let him out there at all. We don’t see much of him," she told The Ingraham Angle.

Biden won't debate?

Although Democrats are backing Biden's re-election, many are skeptical the 80-year-old has the juice for a full-fledged campaign.

Biden notoriously did much of his campaigning from home in 2020, citing the COVID pandemic as an excuse, as his media surrogates did the work for him.

As president, Biden has been plagued by constant doubts about his fitness, fueled by an endless pattern of falls and concerning "gaffes."

In his latest episode, Biden was criticized this week for making tasteless jokes about the Maui wildfires.

While Biden's comments have often raised eyebrows, Conway said it's doubtful Vice President Kamala Harris would be permitted to debate either.

"And maybe that also means Kamala doesn’t have to debate, which they would want to avoid also because she battles the teleprompter every day and the teleprompter wins," she said.

Trump skips

President Trump is far and away the favorite to win the Republican primary, making the prospect of a re-match between Trump and Biden likely.

Trump's Republican rivals have criticized him for skipping Wednesday night's primary debate in Milwaukee to talk to Tucker Carlson instead.

Trump, who leads the primary field by a double-digit margin, has said it's pointless for him to share the floor with candidates running far behind him - also citing concerns about bias against him at Fox News.

In his interview with Carlson, Trump said he is skeptical Biden will be his party's nominee, knocking his frail condition.

"I don't think he's going to make it to the gate, but you never know," Trump said of Biden.

"You watch him and it looks like he's walking on toothpicks. And then you see him on the beach, where he can't lift a chair."

"Savage animals"

Trump also did an impression of Harris, mocking her "weird" way of speaking.

"She speaks in rhyme. It's weird," Trump said. "'The bus will go here and then, the bus will go there, because that's what buses do.'"

In the most shocking moment of the interview, Trump blasted the Democrats as "savage animals" as Carlson questioned whether Trump's enemies, having indicted him four times, would try to assassinate him next.

"They're savage animals. They are people that are sick, really sick," Trump said.

Democrats have already broken the norm against jailing political opponents, so why wouldn't they cancel the debates?

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