CNN's Dana Bash Lowers The Bar For Trump In Debates: "Expectations Are Higher" For Clinton
Bash: "The Onus Is On" Clinton To Do Well In Debates Because Trump "Is A First-Time Politician"
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From the September 6 edition of CNN's Wolf:
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SUSAN PAGE: I think there is no reason to expect that that first debate won't just increase, just intensify the attacks we've heard from each of these on the other. Because remember, each of them wants this election to be a referendum on the other guy.
WOLF BLITZER (HOST): You agree, Dana?
DANA BASH: Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. But I do think that the stakes are much higher in this debate and all the debates for Hillary Clinton because the expectations are higher for her because she is a seasoned politician, she is a seasoned debater. Yes, we saw Donald Trump in the primaries debate for the first time, but he is a first-time politician. So for lots of reasons, maybe it's not fair but it's the way it is, the onus is on her.