Trump tries to set expectations, and floats excuses, for his debate with Biden

Combination picture showing former US President Donald Trump US President Joe Biden in 2024. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid and Elizabeth Frantz/File Photo)

Former President Donald Trump, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, during a campaign rally Tuesday at the Racine Festival Park in Racine, Wis. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

A few minutes into his speech at a campaign rally on Tuesday, Donald Trump asked a question of the few thousand who’d turned up to hear him speak. “Is anybody going to watch the debate?”