Biden To Debate Trump?

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( – On a recent Monday, President Biden addressed a proposition from former President Trump for an “immediate” debate. Trump had extended this invitation while speaking with Dan Bongino on his radio show, suggesting such a debate would benefit the nation.

Trump expressed a keen interest in debating Biden soon, believing it to be in the nation’s best interest. “We should have a debate now for the good of the country,” he stated.

Later that day, while on the campaign trail in Nevada, Biden was questioned about Trump’s proposal. Biden responded with a light-hearted jab, saying, “Right away? I guess if I were him, I’d want to debate me as well. It seems he doesn’t have much else on his plate.”

With Trump currently leading in the Republican primary, the future of debates in the general election remains uncertain. The Republican National Committee has distanced itself from the Commission on Presidential Debates since 2022, with Trump criticizing the commission as biased and “corrupt.”

Despite his criticisms, Trump expressed a willingness to participate in numerous debates, even under the commission’s organization. “They’re completely biased, but I’d still engage in 20 debates if they set them up. I’m ready to debate every night, although I doubt he’d agree to it,” Trump commented, referring to Biden.

This openness to debating marks a change from Trump’s earlier stance, where he declined to participate in primary debates against his Republican rivals. Nikki Haley, Trump’s main opponent in the primary, has taken part in several debates in his absence.

Trump’s campaign justifies his absence from primary debates by pointing to his significant lead in the polls, suggesting there’s no need for him to engage with competitors who are far behind.

The Commission on Presidential Debates has planned three debates for the general election, but neither Trump nor Biden has confirmed their participation. These debates are scheduled to take place at Texas State University in San Marcos on September 16, at Virginia State University in Petersburg on October 1, and at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on October 9, as reported by NBC.

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