Biden Desperate to Avoid Repeat of 2020 Debate Defeat

( – President Joe Biden has agreed to debate Trump following poor polling performance, and he is trying to avoid disaster during the first matchup with Trump on June 27th. The Biden campaign hopes he doesn’t make any major gaffes or mumble too much during the event. The event will have two major differences compared to the typical presidential debates from the past. There will be no audience in attendance, and candidates’ microphones will be muted when their response time has expired.

Commenters and opinion writers online have suggested that this strategy is not favorable to Biden. They say that Biden’s 2020 campaign strategy involved limiting the amount of free speaking time Biden had without the use of a teleprompter. Biden didn’t spend much time on the campaign trail, but it was amidst the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Allowing Trump to play off the audience and turn the event into a spectacle also allows Biden the opportunity to speak as little as possible.

Republican Representative Greg Murphy said he believes Biden was “jacked up” on stimulants to help him get through the two-hour State of the Union address. Murphy said Biden is incapable of staying focused amid the bright lights and his diminishing brain power to coherently speak for two hours as he did for the State of the Union.

Meanwhile, Trump has made the same assertion while demanding that the president receive a drug test before participating in the debate. Lara Trump, the co-chair of the RNC, stated that the debates are “rigged” in an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show. This has raised speculation that Trump is preparing for potential defeat in the debate matchup.

Political analysts have suggested that Biden agreed to debate Trump because of a New York Times poll that shows Trump leading in five important swing states: Michigan, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. Biden comes out ahead by two points in Wisconsin. Biden won the Electoral College in 2020 with the help of those five states that have 59 combined electoral votes.

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