Trump Expresses Eagerness for Pre-Election Debate with Biden 🎙️
Donald Trump revealed his interest in engaging in a debate with President Joe Biden before the upcoming November general election. During an appearance on “The Dan Bongino Show,” the former president proposed an immediate debate with Biden, emphasizing the significance of such an event for the nation. “We should debate for the good of the country,” Trump stated, advocating for a prompt exchange of ideas.
In response, Biden, while in Nevada, commented on Trump’s proposal with a touch of humor, suggesting that given Trump’s current circumstances, debating him would naturally be appealing. “He’s got nothing else to do,” Biden remarked to the press, leaving open the possibility of accepting Trump’s debate challenge.
Despite abstaining from the GOP primary debates this election cycle, Trump previously conveyed to Hugh Hewitt his readiness to face Biden in a debate, even suggesting up to 10 debates. This comes after the Republican National Committee’s decision to part ways with the Commission on Presidential Debates, criticizing its impartiality and alleging past issues with debate moderation.
Trump, undeterred by the Commission’s perceived biases, expressed willingness to participate in numerous debates, doubting Biden’s likelihood to accept such challenges. The Commission on Presidential Debates has already scheduled three debates for the 2024 general election, with Biden’s campaign yet to comment on the proposed dates.
The 2020 election saw Trump and Biden face off in just two debates, with one canceled due to Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis. Amidst this backdrop, Trump’s primary opponent, Nikki Haley, has critiqued his avoidance of primary debates. Following Trump’s latest comments, Haley’s campaign urged him to “man up” and agree to a debate, highlighting Haley’s readiness to showcase her conservative credentials against Trump’s tumultuous campaign narrative.