Michael Keaton urges Biden: 'You won. Walk away'
Actor Michael Keaton urged Democratic nominee Joe Biden to not participate in the final two presidential debates scheduled for later this month, saying he should "walk away" for any more showdowns with President Trump.
“No more ‘debates’. Joe, leave him hanging. You won. Walk away. That was NOT a debate,” he said Wednesday.
Keaton also sent a tweet warning his followers that Trump will try to claim victory on Election Day in an effort to discredit the many mail-in ballots that are expected to pour in after Election Day.
Keaton, 69, also said Trump would attempt to declare victory before all mail-in votes are counted.
“Election will NOT be decided on Election Day AND THAT’S OK. Be prepared and prepare others. Trump will try to claim victory on Election Day and try to make people question results after that. Vote early if you can,” the "Birdman" star implored.
The Biden campaign has indicated the former vice president will take part in the next debates despite calls for him not to do so.
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough also called on Biden to "not do anymore debates," tweeting Tuesday night that the first showdown between the current president and the former vice president was "a disgrace."
"This is a colossal waste of the American people’s time. If they are not going to cut his mic so we can have an exchange of ideas, then Biden should not attend any more debates," the "Morning Joe" host tweeted to his more than 2.7 million followers.
"Hey Team Biden, if this continues you, pull him off the stage. And do not do anymore debates. This is a disgrace," he added.
The next general election debate comes on Oct. 7, when Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Vice President Mike Pence square off in Salt Lake City.
Trump and Biden are set to meet again on Oct. 15 in Miami in a town hall debate.
If we want to predict the vote, we must know what is on voters' minds. We need to ask questions like: Is there anything in particular about [candidate X] that might make you want to vote for him/her?" "…against him/her?" "What do you think are the most important problems facing the country?" "Which political party do you think would be the most likely to do a better job in dealing with the problem?"
The Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been mocked for his attempt to explain why he could not produce some documents he had promised relating to Joe Biden. He said the only copy of the papers, which he claimed added to claims about Biden’s son Hunter, had been lost.
Former President Obama appears to be getting under President Trump’s skin as he returns to the campaign trail to try to end the Trump presidency and win Democrat Joe Biden’s election. Obama has traveled to the swing states of Pennsylvania and Florida to stump for his former vice president, to the apparent annoyance of Trump — who is zeroing in on his predecessor more than ever. Trump criticized Fox News for airing an Obama speech from Florida on Tuesday, just the latest incident of him lashing out at Obama.
Republicans see a path running through Michigan and Minnesota to hold a slim Senate majority in the next Congress. The odds are stacked against them, and many see the GOP as the underdog in the fight for control of the Senate. But Republicans think that even if as many as four GOP incumbents go down in defeat next week, they can keep their majority by ousting Sen. Gary Peters (D) in Michigan or Sen. Tina Smith (D) in Minnesota.