May 19, 2024
In teeing up the debates, both Biden and Trump traded barbs on social media — each claiming victory the last time they faced-off in 2020.

Trump, Biden Agree to Debate Dates in June, September

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump agreed Wednesday to hold two campaign debates  — the first on June 27 hosted by CNN and the second on Sept. 10 hosted by ABC — setting the stage for the first presidential face-off in just weeks.

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.

Biden’s campaign instead proposed that media outlets directly organize the debates with the presumptive Democrat 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 said on Truth Social he’d “be there, adding: “Let’s get ready to Rumble!!!”

And soon after they agreed to the second debate on ABC. Trump said on Truth Social it was his “great honor” to accept the CNN and ABC debates.

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