NBC News: GOP consultants say Trump’s threat to skip the debate is foolhardy

I spoke to NBC NewsAlex Seitz-Wald about the President’s decision to forgo the second debate after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that it would switch to a virtual format.

“The president’s threat to walk away from a virtual debate is a power move that seems almost certain to backfire,” said Liam Donovan, a Republican strategist.

“This debate may be the last best opportunity to score a game-changing moment or otherwise hope to impact the trajectory of this race before it’s too late,” he added. “It’s also one of the few remaining speed bumps for Vice President Biden, and Trump would be doing Joe a real favor by letting him off the hook.”

Read the full piece here.

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