‘One And Done’ — Pelosi Reportedly Says Biden Shouldn’t Debate Trump Again

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden shouldn’t debate President Donald Trump again following Tuesday’s debate performance.

Bloomberg TV’s David Westin asked Pelosi during an interview if she believes Biden should follow through and face Trump in the two remaining presidential debates. Pelosi said, “I think one and done.”

“I myself did not think that Joe Biden should dignify debate with the president who has no commitment to fact, evidence, data, demeans the office he holds,” Pelosi continued. “I never thought he shouldn’t do it because I didn’t think he would do well. I thought he shouldn’t do it because I thought something like this could happen.”

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Pelosi said in August that she does not think Biden should participate in any of the scheduled debates against Trump. In a press conference, Pelosi was asked about the presidential debates, to which she said she does not think Biden should take Trump seriously. (RELATED: Pelosi On Presidential Debates: ‘I Don’t Think There Should Be Any’)

“I don’t think there should be any debates,” Pelosi said. “I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States.”

The next time Trump and Biden will square off will be Oct. 15 in Florida. The second debate will be moderated by Steve Scully, CSPAN’s Political Editor.