Lara Trump says debates ‘rigged so heavily’ in Biden’s favor

Lara Trump says debates ‘rigged so heavily’ in Biden’s favor

Republican National Committee (RNC) co-Chair Lara Trump said Wednesday evening, without evidence, that debates are always “rigged so heavily” in President Biden’s favor.

Earlier Wednesday, Biden and former President Trump agreed to participate in two presidential debates: the first on CNN on June 27, the second on ABC on Sept. 10.

In an interview on Fox News’s “Hannity,” Lara Trump said “the scales have always been tipped against Donald Trump.” But she signaled that the former president — her father-in-law — is prepared to take on his competitor.

“And this year more than ever, with all the lawfare, with all we’ve seen against him — in some crazy way, Sean, they’ve actually prepared him for this moment, because he’s not afraid of anything they throw his way,” Lara Trump told host Sean Hannity, referring to the four criminal indictments Trump is facing.

“It’s rigged so heavily in Joe Biden’s favor, but everything always is,” she said, adding, “Despite that and even the judicial system at this point, he is beating Joe Biden in every poll out there. It’s amazing to see.”

She continued, “So, if Joe Biden shows up on June 27 and doesn’t come up with an excuse like he has to wash his hair or something, I have full confidence that Donald Trump will outperform him.”

Recent polling from the New York Times/Siena College/Philadelphia Inquirer shows the former president leading Biden in five of six swing states among registered voters. While the polling has set off alarm bells among some Democrats, others have noted the inconsistency in the president’s performance in the polls.

One Democratic pollster for the Biden campaign, Geoff Garin, told The Hill that the poll results “need to be weighed against the 30-plus polls that show Biden up and gaining — which is exactly why drawing broad conclusions about the race based on results from one poll is a mistake.”

“The reality is that many voters are not paying close attention to the election and have not started making up their minds — a dynamic also reflected in today’s poll,” Garin continued. “These voters will decide this election and only the Biden campaign is doing the work to win them over.”

The Hill has reached out to the Biden campaign for a response.

In a head-to-head hypothetical match-up between Trump and Biden, The Hill/Decision Desk HQ national polling average shows the men in a near tie, with Biden leading by 0.3 percentage points, 44.7 percent to 44.4 percent.

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