Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she doesn’t think Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden should debate President Trump again after the chaotic showdown between the two candidates earlier this week.
Asked during an interview with Bloomberg TV’s David Westin if she believed Biden should participate in the remaining two scheduled debates, Pelosi replied: “I think one and done.”
Pelosi previously said in August that she didn’t think Biden should “legitimize” a debate stage with Trump. She maintained her position Thursday, after Trump declined to directly condemn white supremacists or commit to a peaceful transfer of power during the debate and continuously interrupted both Biden and moderator Chris Wallace.
“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 said Thursday.
“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,” she continued.