Trump and Rudy Giuliani launch simultaneous attack on presidential debates
President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani

President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani launched simultaneous attacks on the presidential debates.


Giuliani appeared Thursday morning on "Fox & Friends," where he agreed with host Brian Kilmeade that the first debate should be moved up from Sept. 29 because many states will have opened up early voting.

"If they don't do it, it really undermines the rationale for this Commission [on Presidential Debates]," Giuliani said. "They really have to go. I mean, what about the right to know?"

"Those people have a right to know," he added. "Why are we having these debates? We're having these debates to inform the electorate. We might as well have them after the election. This is like sticking to a rationale that's 30 years old that has no application to today, and it undercuts the entire mission of the commission. That usually means, you know, unless they can figure out how to become modern, they should get out of this business and Congress should take over."

Minutes later, the president seconded Giuliani's attacks.

"How can voters be sending in Ballots starting, in some cases, one month before the First Presidential Debate," Trump tweeted. "Move the First Debate up. A debate, to me, is a Public Service. Joe Biden and I owe it to the American People!"