Lincoln Project says Wednesday’s debate won’t feature tough questions

Lincoln Project
Trump will be physically and topically absent from today's debate, the group says.

An advocacy group composed of Republicans who ditched the party when Donald Trump rose to power thinks Wednesday’s debate moderators are going to pitch softballs.

In a statement released to supporters and media, the Lincoln Project said the moderators will “pretend this is a regular presidential debate” featuring candidates with “real policy questions.” The pro-Joe Biden advocacy group also claimed the moderators will engage in self-censorship, avoiding touchy subjects.

The statement claims the moderators “won’t ask the candidates about the actual questions facing the Republican Party.” Specifically, the group doesn’t expect questions on what crime might merit a prison sentence for Trump, or the former President’s motivations for encouraging a government shutdown. The group also claims Trump is a fascist, and that the moderators will avoid that topic, too.

The Lincoln Project also pokes fun at the debate location, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. While pro-Biden today, the group still applauds Ronald Reagan’s tenure. It said that the location’s name contrasts “the legacy of one of democracy’s biggest champions and the current GOP Presidential field who all still pledge their loyalty to Trump.”

It added: “This MAGA-infested party governs for no one but their conspiracy theories and Supreme Leader, and will gleefully cheer on a government shutdown.”

Finally, the statement ends with a ringing endorsement of Biden, who the group heralded as “the only candidate who will bring decency and a profound respect for democracy to the White House.”

The group is currently running a pro-Biden ad campaign in Wisconsin and expects to soon expand to other geographic areas.

Seven GOP candidates, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, will participate in Wednesday’s debate, slated for 9 p.m. EDT. Trump won’t be on the stage. Instead he’s in Michigan where he’s expected to deliver a speech addressing striking autoworkers.

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  • My Take

    September 27, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    I hope the judge in NY who wonderfully LAMBASTED Trump ànd is taking away Trump’s NY empire doesn’t take it all. I’d leave him the alley behind Trump Tower. So he has someplace to sleep when in NYC.

  • My Take

    September 27, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Imagine how much fun Trump’s lifetime of enemies are having with the mega-fraud case.
    How many times have the judge’s stabbing comments been read out loud in NYC aĺready?!

  • ScienceBLVR

    September 27, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    No tough questions at The Debate, you say?
    No matter..America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves.
    Also true, Americans, like human beings everywhere, believe many things that are obviously untrue..As Billy says, So it goes..

  • Earl Pitts "Earl's Running This Show" American

    September 27, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    Not worth commenting on. Everyone already knows my, Earl Pitts American’s, distain for the Dook 4 Brains Lincoln Project.

  • My Take

    September 27, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    The current situation is al,most hopeless for the non-Trumps. The “almost” merely for a Trump catastrophe.
    The others should to spend three weeks or more excoriating Trump and not normal camp5aignìng. Try to drag him down, harshly, visciously, the GOP way. Àll the dirty details. He is high now but has been treated politically far too gently by GOPers

  • Sonja Fitch

    September 28, 2023 at 3:25 am

    Sadly these gopere have not realized that they are running against trump! America is for common good!

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