Democrats who have made a recreational pastime out of fact-checking President Donald Trump are urging their own nominee to take a night off.
Ahead of Tuesday night’s first general election debate, Democratic party officials, campaign veterans, and allies of former Vice President Joe Biden are cautioning against performing the arduous task of debunking Trump’s possible outbursts on the fly. Those who have watched his misleading briefings and meandering mega-rallies certainly expect the president to pass out lies like party favors on stage, but they believe that whiling away time trying to correct the record is just not worth it.
“If you spent your time calling out every Donald Trump lie that would be the entire debate,” said David Pepper, the chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, suggesting that Biden needs to avoid getting “trapped in a Donald Trump-style crazy show” live in Cleveland.
It’s an approach that has served the