Donald Trump is doing everything he can to avoid facing Hillary Clinton on the debate stage.
His latest attempt at a dodge came when he claimed during an interview with ABC News that the NFL sent him a letter complaining that two of the debates scheduled ran up against football games.
It’s worth noting that, in the fall, football games take place on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays. CNN also notes that “Fridays and Saturdays are effectively ruled out because TV viewing is lower on weekend evenings.”
That means that the only viable, Trump-approved days would be Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Just not Tuesday, October 11 or Wednesday, October 12, of course. Those are the days of Yom Kippur.
Trump had previously claimed that Democrats are “trying to rig the debates” so they’re aired the same time as “major NFL games.”
As usual, Hillary & the Dems are trying to rig the debates so 2 are up against major NFL games. Same as last time w/ Bernie. Unacceptable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2016
But CNN’s Brian Stelter followed up with the NFL and Trump’s little fib was exposed:
Top @NFL spokesman tells me: “While we’d obviously wish the debate commission could find another night, we did not send a letter to Trump.”
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 30, 2016
Watch Trump’s ABC interview in the video below: