Election 2020

Here's Why Donald Trump Can't Wait to Debate Joe Biden

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a roundtable on economic reopening with community members, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Joe Biden has expressed confidence and even excitement at the prospect of debating Donald Trump, saying he can “hardly wait” and that he’s “looking forward to it.”

I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts that Biden’s campaign is actually quite terrified at the prospect of Biden facing Trump on a debate stage.

Just check out this clip of Joe Biden in Philadelphia on Thursday, looking extremely presidential with a face mask hanging off his left ear, speaking during a roundtable event on reopening the economy:

“You know the rapidly rising umm uh in with uh with I don’t know.”

How very profound. And we’re expected to believe Joe Biden can “hardly wait” to debate Trump? He’s struggling to keep his thoughts together even with notes in hand. Joe Biden will need more than luck to get through those debates, he’ll need a miracle.

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Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis