House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that there should be no presidential debates between President Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.
“I myself — don’t tell anybody I told you this," Pelosi told reporters. "Especially don’t tell Joe Biden."
"I don’t think that there should be any debates,” she said bluntly.
“I do not think that the President of the United States has comported himself in a way that has any association with truth, evidence data, and facts,” Pelosi said. “I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States.”
Pelosi acknowledged that Biden's campaign “thinks in a different way” about the debates, but then brought up another she believes Biden shouldn't debate--the way Trump supposedly treated Hillary Clinton during the 2016 debates.
“But I just thought what he did in 2016 was disgraceful— stalking Hillary Clinton like that,” Pelosi said. She said moderators should have told Trump, “Go back to your station. You’re not here. You don’t own this stage. You have your own podium. She has hers.”
The House Speaker told reporters she believes Trump will “act in a way that is beneath the dignity of the presidency” because he “does that every day.”
“But I think he will also belittle what the debates are supposed to be about,” she added.
“I don’t think that he [Joe Biden] should dignify that conversation with Donald Trump," Pelosi said.