The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is coming up on Monday. And if Trump wants to back out, now he has a fresh reason: Trump’s troller-in-chief, billionaire Mark Cuban, will be sitting in the front row.
Cuban announced on Thursday night that the Clinton campaign had invited him to attend the debate, and he told the world on Twitter that he was delighted to accept.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) September 23, 2016
Cuban isn’t the only one pumped for the event. Clinton’s press secretary Brian Fallon is also excited that the animated Shark Tank star and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks will be sitting near the action.
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) September 23, 2016
Replies to Cuban’s and Fallon’s tweets indicate that a lot of people are really interested in what he might do and whether his presence will throw Trump off his game. Of course, this is Trump we’re talking about, so the mere requirement that he respond to questions with facts and not hyperbole and over the top rhetoric will probably throw him off his game. But wouldn’t a “Cuban Cam,” that you could watch online during the debate be a great thing? What you would see could look something like this…
Trump: We have to build a wall. And we’re going to make Mexico pay for it.
Trump: I have a plan to defeat ISIS because I know more than the generals do.
Trump: I have serious concerns about Mrs. Clinton’s health, and whether she would be up to the task of being Commander In Chief.
Trump: I have great plans. They’re wonderful. Wonderful plans. You’ll be surprised at what I’m going to do, it’ll be so great and wonderful. Believe me.
Trump: I will do very well with the blacks. Wait and see. And women. Women love me. I’ll shock many people at just how well I’m going to do with women. Just watch. Believe me.
Cuban, being a much more decent human being than Trump, will probably not have any reactions like that during the debate. But wouldn’t it be great if he did? This promises to be an interesting evening, and the presence of one of The Donald’s biggest detractors could make it the “don’t miss this” event of the year.
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