Hillary, My Liege:
It is time to stop debating Mr. Trump.
Here is a draft of a press release for you:
'My Fellow Americans:
It is with deep regret that I have decided to abstain from the last debate with Mr. Trump. I will not appear on the stage with him on October 19.
There are two reasons for this. First and foremost, Mr. Trump is ignorant of the Constitution and many basic American values. He routinely says things about our great country which are simply and demonstrably not true. In our previous debates he lectured the country repeatedly about falsehoods and confused many voters as a result. Since the purpose of the debate is to present our different views to the American voters so they can make an informed choice, if I were to appear on stage with him I would give his views a sense of legitimacy simply by my presence. Our situation is too critical for me to allow that.
Secondly, Mr. Trump is an abusive person. He abuses me and anyone else who does not agree with him. His repeated interruptions and threatening manner on stage together with his campaign speeches wherein he has called for my imprisonment and physical harm have degraded the office of President of the United States. He has taken similar actions toward me and other women and these actions and statements are not acceptable. I will not tolerate any further personal abuse or abuse of the Office of President.
Lastly, let me address some of Mr. Trump's supporters directly. I assure you that I will represent you all as President to the best of my ability as fellow Americans even though you did not vote for me or vote at all.
Sometimes in life we receive severe shocks and indignities from which we cannot recover. It is tempting to externalize that pain on to a public person like me so that daily life can be tolerable.
This is one reason why some of you repeat ad nauseam accusations about me which have been litigated extensively and proven false. I hope you all can find some peace in your life. As for me, I will continue to serve our country and all our citizens.
Regretfully, Hillary Rodham Clinton'