This morning Trump confirmed to the world that he would gladly agree to a presidential debate moderated by famous comedian, podcaster and UFC commentator Joe Rogan.
On Saturday, Joe Rogan had retired MMA fighter and US Army Sergeant First Class Tim Kennedy on his podcast. The two discussed the upcoming Presidential debates and how they think the candidates would do. Kennedy then asked Rogan if he would ever consider being a moderator for one of these debates.
Rogan told Kennedy what the stipulations for hosting would be, "first of all I'd want no one else in the room– just the three of us– and you'd have to stream it live so no one could edit it, and I'd want them in there for four hours."
Rogan mentioned that it would be technically simple to run something like this, "we have the ability to have this... if they both wanted to come here in Austin, sit down and have a debate, I'd 100 percent do it" but added "I don't think Biden can handle it."
Kennedy tweeted out Joe Rogan's idea for the debate and tagged @realdonaldtrump. This morning Trump responded to Kennedy's question "who wants this?" with two words "I do!"
At the beginning of August, the Trump campaign requested an improved debate schedule, including a request for a fourth debate. His team wanted the American people to hear the candidates face off before ballots were sent out.
The current Presidential debate schedule is structured like this:
- September 29, 2020 @ Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
- October 15, 2020 @ Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida
- October 22, @ Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee
The Biden camp has not commented on this new debate structure idea.
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