Over the past four decades, nationally televised debates have become an integral part of presidential elections — and sometimes the crucial factor in determining the outcome.

Unfortunately, thanks to Donald Trump, they may now be in jeopardy for 2024.

(Carl P. Leubsdorf is the former Washington bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News. Readers may write to him via email at carl.p.leubsdorf@gmail.com.) ©2023 The Dallas Morning News. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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