Donald Trump and Joe Biden are going to be the candidates in the November election.
Debates are a rite of the fall campaign.
But Joe Biden’s answer to Donald Trump’s debate challenge will put jaws on the floor.
Joe Biden is already looking to duck the Presidential debates.
Donald Trump told radio host Dan Bongino that he would be happy to debate Joe Biden right now.
“I’d like to debate him now because we should debate. We should debate for the good of the country,” Trump said during an interview on Bongino’s radio show.
Reporters asked Biden if he would take Trump up on his offer.
Biden made it clear that he is laying the prep work to skip any one-on-one contests with Trump.
“Immediately? Well, if I were him, I’d want to debate with me, too. He’s got nothing else to do,” Biden shot back.
Trump called for a new format for the debates after losing his patience with the biased Commission on Presidential Debates, which is controlled by Democrats and Never-Trumpers.
“They’re totally corrupt. They’re totally Democrat-leaning, that’s being nice when I use the word leaning,” Trump said back in December. “They are totally corrupt, and they’re terrible. With that being said, I would do 20 debates even if it was organized by them. I’ll do as many debates as they want. I’d do a debate every night with this guy. But he’ll never show up to a debate.”
But Trump is willing to debate Biden if a new independent body – or the campaigns themselves – can agree on the format, moderators, and network broadcast partners.
Biden currently trails Trump in the polls.
Usually, the losing candidate wants to have debates.
But Biden’s handlers know Biden can’t stand up there for 90 minutes on three different occasions and debate Trump.
In the same campaign swing through Nevada, Biden confused current French President Emmanual Macron with previous French President Francois Mitterrand, who died in 1996.
Should Biden suffer one of those cognitive episodes during a debate with Trump, the election would be over.
Biden’s campaign is playing full-on prevent defense in the hopes that a criminal conviction in one of the trials against Trump will swing the election his way.