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Trump accepts Biden's offer to debate outside of non-partisan commission's planned events

"Make my day, pal," Biden wrote on X

Published: May 15, 2024 8:43am

Updated: May 15, 2024 10:46am

Likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday morning accepted President Joe Biden's offer to debate outside of the ones propose by the Commission on Presidential Debates.

“Donald Trump lost two debates to me in 2020,” Biden said on social media along with a video message. “Since then, he hasn’t shown up for a debate. Now he’s acting like he wants to debate me again. Well, make my day, pal.”

In the video, Biden, a Democrat, said the rival campaigns could choose dates for the two debates, adding that Trump is “free on Wednesdays,” referring to the day off in his hush money trial in New York.

Trump responded: "Anywhere. Anytime. Any place. Let's see if Joe can make it to the stand-up podium," he said. 

The Trump campaign previously said the dates for the commission sponsored debates come too late in the election cycle, considering early voting will have already started in some states.

The Biden campaign has suggested alternate debates in June and September.

Trump also said: "The proposed June and early September dates are fully acceptable to me." 

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