Trump accepts 'fourth debate' with Joe Biden

Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump

Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump

Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump announced on Friday his acceptance of an invitation to participate in a fourth presidential debate against President Joe Biden. Despite Trump's declaration, the Biden campaign has firmly rejected the prospect of additional debates beyond the two already agreed upon. This report details the latest developments in the 2024 presidential debate arrangements and the positions of both campaigns.

Trump's Announcement

In a post on Truth Social, Trump confirmed his acceptance of a fourth debate invitation to be televised by NBC and Telemundo. Trump emphasized the significance of addressing issues affecting the Hispanic community, which he claims has been adversely impacted by Biden's policies.

"I have accepted a fourth Presidential Debate against Crooked Joe Biden, this time with NBC & Telemundo. It is important as Republicans that we WIN with our Great Hispanic Community, who Biden has devastated with Crippling Inflation, High Gas Prices, Crime in our Streets, and Border Chaos," Trump stated.

Trump also reiterated his acceptance of previously scheduled debates on CNN, ABC, and Fox.

Biden Campaign's Response

The Biden campaign has agreed to two debates on June 27 (CNN) and September 10 (ABC News), but has rejected an October 2 debate on Fox News. The campaign has shown no interest in additional debates, including the newly proposed fourth debate by Trump.

A Biden campaign spokesperson reinforced the stance on Wednesday

"President Biden made his terms clear for two one-on-one debates, and Donald Trump accepted those terms. No more games. No more chaos, no more debate about debates."

Vice Presidential Debate

Trump also mentioned an invitation from Fox News' Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum to host a Vice Presidential debate at Virginia State University, or another venue in Virginia. This debate is purportedly in response to voter demands.

"These are the Debates that Voters have been asking for, and these are the Debates that Voters will get!" Trump added.

The debate schedule for the 2024 presidential election remains a contentious issue, with Trump pushing for more engagements while the Biden campaign adheres to its initial agreement of two debates. As the campaign season progresses, it remains to be seen whether any adjustments will be made to the debate schedule or if both sides will hold firm to their current positions.


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