Now that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have formally been announced as the Democratic and Republican Party presidential nominees, respectively, it's time for the two to face off in an oral debate beyond the typical 140 character punchlines Trump attempts to deliver on Twitter.
The debate schedule is set, with the first set to take place at Hofstra University on September 26. But The Donald, as President Obama affectionately calls him, claims the debates are rigged as two of them coincide with major NFL games including the first debate. So what does Trump do? He says he will not take part in a rigged debate.
The GOP nominee turned to Twitter Friday night, as usual, and went on a #CrookedHillary rant before saying "Hillary and the Dems" are "unacceptable."
As usual, Hillary & the Dems are trying to rig the debates so 2 are up against major NFL games. Same as last time w/ Bernie. Unacceptable!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2016
According to CNN Money, the presidential debates were scheduled in September of 2015, and has nothing to do with the hopeful distraction of Mondy Night Football as Trump and RNC chief strategist Sean Spicer claim.
To celebrate Donald Trump's attempt to sway the rules of a presidential election once again, Twitter decided to help the Republican nominee by offering him a series of other excuses he can use to evade a presidential debate with #TrumpDebateExcuses.
Has to help O.J. Simpson find the real killers #TrumpDebateExcuses— Cruz (@CruzWhobris) August 1, 2016
Can't in good faith force people to have to choose between the future of democracy and a football game.— Dan Fiorella (@DanFiorella) August 1, 2016
#TrumpDebateExcuses In a dark cave with a solitary candle whispering the word Benghazi three times.— tboneindahouse (@tommybtweetin) August 1, 2016
#TrumpDebateExcuses "the contractor I'm going to stiff is meeting with me tonight, can't make it"— Dean And Ash (@shirtonatree) August 1, 2016
#TrumpDebateExcuses I got stuck in the elevator & for some reason the Fire Marshal refused to help me out.— Stan Bloodgood (@FiredupinLV) August 1, 2016
#TrumpDebateExcuses Not allowed to debate while I'm being audited.— Ryan smith (@Ryan_Leland) August 1, 2016
Having some pizza with Sarah Palin that night. #TrumpDebateExcuses— wendicc (@wendicc) August 1, 2016
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