May 15, 2024, 7:15 PM

Biden, Trump agree on presidential debates

Biden, Trump agree on presidential debates

TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) – President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump on Wednesday agreed to hold two campaign debates in June and September, setting the stage for the first presidential face-off in just weeks, US media said Wed.

The quick agreement on the timetable to meet followed the Democrat’s announcement that he will not participate in fall presidential debates sponsored by the nonpartisan commission that has organized them for more than three decades, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Biden’s campaign instead proposed that media outlets directly organize the debates with the presumptive Democratic and Republican nominees, with the first to be held in late June and the second in September before early voting begins. Trump, in a post on his Truth Social site, said he was “Ready and Willing to Debate” Biden at the proposed times.

Hours later, Biden said he accepted an invitation from CNN to a debate on June 27, adding, “Over to you, Donald. As you said: anywhere, anytime, any place.” Trump told Fox News Digital he accepted the invitation: “I’ll be there,” he told the outlet.

Still, the two sides appeared to be hold significant differences on key questions of how to organize the debates, including agreeing on moderators and rules — some of the very questions that prompted the formation of the Commission on Presidential Debates in 1987.


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    • JEFF US 06:29 - 2024/05/16
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      Two zionist criminal all together. like 2 dirty glasses of water.
    • JEFF US 06:31 - 2024/05/16
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      Both are a zionist criminal by all means. my opinion.