Biden hasn’t ruled out one-on-one election debate with Trump

Only if Donald Trump behaves will Joe Biden agrees to share the stage with him.

Only if Donald Trump behaves will Joe Biden agrees to share the stage with him. Photo: TND

Joe Biden says it is up to Donald Trump if a presidential debate goes ahead by moderating his behaviour

The certain Republican candidate in the White House race, Trump has challenged the Democrat to debates “anytime, anywhere, anyplace”.

“It depends on his behaviour,” Biden said.

The comment, made to reporters as he departed Washington for Philadelphia on Friday, meant that he did not rule out debating Trump before the presidential election on November 5.

Alleged bias

In presidential election years the Commission on Presidential Debates usually organises and stages three debates.

In the 2020 contest between Biden and Trump, the rivals debated twice but a third encounter was cancelled.

Two years ago the Republican National Committee voted to pull out of the commission’s debates, following complaints from Trump about the timing of the events, debate formats and the selection of moderators.

However, Trump posted a challenge to Biden on his Truth Social media platform on Wednesday.

“It is important for the Good of our Country, that Joe Biden and I Debate issues that are so vital to American, and the American people,” Trump wrote. “Therefore, I am calling for Debates, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANYPLACE!”

Trump refused to participate in any debates when he had challenges to the Republican presidential nomination.


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