Michael Keaton urges Biden: 'You won. Walk away'
Actor Michael Keaton urged Democratic nominee Joe Biden to not participate in the final two presidential debates scheduled for later this month, saying he should "walk away" for any more showdowns with President Trump.
“No more ‘debates’. Joe, leave him hanging. You won. Walk away. That was NOT a debate,” he said Wednesday.
Keaton also sent a tweet warning his followers that Trump will try to claim victory on Election Day in an effort to discredit the many mail-in ballots that are expected to pour in after Election Day.
Keaton, 69, also said Trump would attempt to declare victory before all mail-in votes are counted.
“Election will NOT be decided on Election Day AND THAT’S OK. Be prepared and prepare others. Trump will try to claim victory on Election Day and try to make people question results after that. Vote early if you can,” the "Birdman" star implored.
The Biden campaign has indicated the former vice president will take part in the next debates despite calls for him not to do so.
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough also called on Biden to "not do anymore debates," tweeting Tuesday night that the first showdown between the current president and the former vice president was "a disgrace."
"This is a colossal waste of the American people’s time. If they are not going to cut his mic so we can have an exchange of ideas, then Biden should not attend any more debates," the "Morning Joe" host tweeted to his more than 2.7 million followers.
"Hey Team Biden, if this continues you, pull him off the stage. And do not do anymore debates. This is a disgrace," he added.
The next general election debate comes on Oct. 7, when Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Vice President Mike Pence square off in Salt Lake City.
Trump and Biden are set to meet again on Oct. 15 in Miami in a town hall debate.
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