Trump's superpower to turn a one day story into a week-long story because he can never just say normal human things is impressive
— John Rogers (@jonrog1) July 30, 2016
It was an actual “talent” when Trump was working to gin up publicity for one of his dubious business ventures, from his first slapdash condo developments up to his reality-tv triumphs. As a method for quashing discussion of his many many political gaffes, not so much…
Nice eye-roll from the Debate Commission. Seriously, this is the fakest of the fake controversies yet. pic.twitter.com/efdgjw3Ss1
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) July 31, 2016
Clinton’s campaign manager:
This is just more Trump debate malarkey. We will be at the debates set by the bipartisan debate commission and expect he will too.
— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) July 31, 2016
Suspect that the debates will be interesting because HRC may be the first opponent who isn't intimidated by Trump.
— jelani cobb (@jelani9) July 31, 2016
If Trump won't debate it's because he's afraid Clinton would whoop his behind. /fin.
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) July 30, 2016
Trump’s not only trying to avoid the debates. He’s avoiding debate prep. It requires a lot of concentration. It’s really hard. And he’s lazy
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) July 31, 2016
So is Clinton going to debate an empty chair?
— Eric Rauchway (@rauchway) July 30, 2016
I think an empty throne like the one he sat in for the 60 Minutes interview. https://t.co/6VepujnWa0
— Lance Mannion (@LanceMannion) July 30, 2016
"I have to wash my hair. It's more complicated than you think." #TrumpDebateExcuses
— Daniel Drezner (@dandrezner) August 1, 2016
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) August 1, 2016
… And there’s the downside to being Gifted At Twitter: the Twitterverse knows Trump, and can turn every Trump bullshit clip into a hashtag, which further spreads the impression that Trump is just another Reddit meme made angry sweating flesh. Over the weekend, we got not just #TrumpExcuses, but also #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefings:
Yes sir we know you are already very intelligent but this is different. #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing
— Pam Locker (@anditshard) July 30, 2016
Sir, please don't take this as a compliment, but you are currently the most dangerous threat to the country.#FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing
— Laura Silverman (@LJSilverman1) July 30, 2016
We have some news on Melania and you're not going to like it. Have you see the show "The Americans?" #FakeTrumpIntelligenceBriefing
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) July 30, 2016