Will Biden Show Up to the Debates?
Barry Nussbaum: Hello and welcome to ATP Report, I'm Barry Nussbaum. Our very special guest here today to talk about the breaking news, Clare Lopez. She's an internationally known expert in security policies, she's a writer, she's a former big shot with the United States government, formerly CIA, and she knows a little bit about everything. Welcome, Clare.
Clare Lopez: Thank you, Barry. You do me too much honor.
Barry Nussbaum: Well, let's talk about Joe Biden. He came out of the basement, did an interview, I believe, with CBS. And the CBS reporter actually threw a question at him, and it was a real question, not one of those underhand softballs hit it out of the park things, you know. And he said, "Would you be willing to take a cognitive mental acuity test?" And Joe Biden said, "What? Come on, man. What are you on? Crack cocaine?" I mean, when he goes off-script Clare, he goes way off-script.
Clare Lopez: He really did. I saw that, too, as did many Americans. Here's the point. That interviewer from I believe it was CBS was African-American. I mean, what does that say about the sort of mental connections going on among Joe Biden's neurons? That to a question from an African American journalist and he reverts to, I mean, a comment and really an accusation that has to do with drug use. Not a good look.
Barry Nussbaum: I've never heard a response like that from a prominent politician ever. And that was the first interview he gave that didn't have a teleprompter for him to read off of. And what's really curious, Clare, they let him talk on TV almost every day, but he's reading from a prompter, and he gets mixed up, reading the words that his people who are very smart have written for him.
Clare Lopez: Yeah, I mean, it's not even possible at this point in time for him to follow the written script on a teleprompter. Never mind asking off the cuff and unrehearsed for questions, what's it going to be like when Joe Biden gets up on the debate stage, if he ever does, with President Trump? That is something to look forward to. I'm buying extra popcorn.
Barry Nussbaum: All right. Let me ask you one last question, and I'll let you go on this. You just touched on something that's really nagging at me. The presidential debate commission turned down President Trump's request for a fourth debate. President Trump had requested a fourth debate before early voting started. And it was a smart request, and I think it was a reasonable request. And for whatever the reason, they just said no. Biden has said he will show up to debate. Here's an interesting question. Is it going to be in person, or is it going to be remote where he's got somebody talking in his ear? And let me add one more thing to that. I've been on a network where I've got the little thing in my ear, and when you're trying to ask a question and somebody's talking to you, it is extremely hard not to look dumb because your brain is trying to process what's coming out while something's coming in from a totally different source. For Joe Biden, if I were his people, I wouldn't let him do it remotely or if he did, I sure as heck wouldn't have an earwig in his ear because he's going to look stunned, confused, and lost in space.
Clare Lopez: I know what you mean because I've been in that situation myself, and it is very difficult to listen to two voices at once, one coming through your ear earpiece and another one to your interviewer. But you know what I mean. Either way, whether remote with the earpiece and the staff talking to him or on a debate stage in person with Donald Trump, it is not going to be easy for Joe Biden to rise to that occasion.
Barry Nussbaum: Well, Joe Biden can always, you know, if worse comes to worse, he can challenge Trump to a push-up contest as he did before or offer to go off stage and fight him behind the auditorium, which he did before.
Clare Lopez: I could see that happening.
Barry Nussbaum: It should make for some very interesting television. You're right, have your cocktail and popcorn ready. It's going to be a hell of a night to watch.
Clare Lopez: I sure will if we get to that.
Barry Nussbaum: Exactly. Clare, tell people where they can find you, would you please?
Clare Lopez: Yes. I do not yet have a website. I am still working on that a bit. But I am on social media. I am at Clare M. Lopez, on Facebook, on Parler, and on Twitter. And you can find my writing and other videos like this one, both at American Truth Project and at sites like Sharia Crime Stoppers, the United West, the Citizen's Commission on National Security, and a few more.
Barry Nussbaum: You're amazing, and you're everywhere. The ubiquitous Clare Lopez, thank you.
Clare Lopez: Thank you.
Barry Nussbaum: And for those of you that haven't subscribed to our ATP text message alert system, please take out your cell phone and send the message TRUTH to 88202. You'll be automatically subscribed and get all of our shows directly on your cell phone absolutely free. We never charge for content. For ATP Report, I'm Barry Nussbaum.