It’s been almost a year since Donald Trump was defeated by Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, but the former president shows no signs of giving up the Big Lie that he truly won. Not only is Trump’s allegation that the election was rigged important to his ego, but it’s also helped him raise money, and it’ll undoubtedly be a key part of his campaign if he runs again in 2024. As a result, Trump has resorted to challenging the editors of every major newspaper in America to a live, televised debate, which he believes he will win.
“I am willing to challenge the heads of the various papers or even far left politicians , who have perpetuated the Real Big Lie, which is voter irregularities and fraud on a massive and determinative scale,” he wrote. “This includes members of the highly partisan Unselect Committee of Democrats who refuse to delve into what caused the January 6th protest—it was the Fake Election results!”
Naturally, no one will accept Trump’s offer because he has demonstrated an unwillingness to interact with reality and is only interested in the spectacle. Surprisingly, he acknowledges that reality in his statement, which he then uses as more “evidence” of his Big Lie.
“I am willing to do it, they will never agree,” Trump writes. “If anyone would like a public debate on the facts, not the fiction, please let me know. It will be a ratings bonanza for television!”