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President Biden Proposes Debates Dates, Outlines Terms

Trump says, "yes"

President Joe Biden said he wants to debate former President Donald Trump twice this year — in June and November — but his campaign said he would not participate in the traditional schedule and format established by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates and laid out their own terms instead.

Trump responded in a post on his Truth Social platform, saying he was "ready and willing" to debate Biden at the two proposed times. The Republican National Committee had said in April 2022 that it would quit the Commission on Presidential Debates because of concerns about the timing of debates and over accusations of bias.

Biden is willing to take part in two debates hosted by broadcast organizations, his campaign chair Jen O'Malley Dillon said in a letter that spelled out Biden's terms. O'Malley Dillon said the commission -- which has hosted debates since 1988 — is "out of step with changes in the structure of our elections and the interests of voters."

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