2024 Election

FINE PRINT: The Debates are On, But Team Biden Has Some Restrictions [READ NOW]

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.15.24

Trump said, “Anywhere, anytime, anyplace.” Biden said, “Make my day, pal.” Now, it’s happening.

After months of speculation, Donald Trump and Joe Biden have agreed to meet on the debate stage. There will be two presidential debates — with some strings attached, courtesy of Team Biden.

No audience. No RFK Jr. And more.

“The debates should be conducted for the benefit of the American voters, watching on television and at home – not as entertainment for an in-person audience with raucous or disruptive partisans and donors, who consume valuable debate time with noisy spectacles of approval or jeering. As was the case with the original televised debates in 1960, a television studio with just the candidates and moderators is a better, more cost-efficient way to proceed: focused solely on the interests of voters,” Biden’s campaign wrote.

“The debates should be one-on-one, allowing voters to compare the only two candidates with any statistical chance of prevailing in the Electoral College – and not squandering debate time on candidates with no prospect of becoming President,” Biden’s team wrote.

RFK Jr. reacted to being cut out of the debates on X.

“It should be hosted by any broadcast organization that hosted a Republican Primary debate in 2016 in which Donald Trump participated, and a Democratic primary debate in 2020 in which President Biden participated – so neither campaign can assert that the sponsoring organization is obviously unacceptable: if both candidates have previously debated on their airwaves, then neither could object to such venue,” the Biden campaign’s letter continued.

Only CNN, ABC, CBS or Telemundo can host the debates.

“There should be firm time limits for answers, and alternate turns to speak – so that the time is evenly divided and we have an exchange of views, not a spectacle of mutual interruption. A candidate’s microphone should only be active when it is his turn to speak, to promote adherence to the rules and orderly proceedings,” the campaign wrote.

“The result was far from—indeed entirely inconsistent with— the orderly and informative process the voters deserved in 2020 and should be able to expect in 2024,” the letter continued.

Trump reacted to news of the debate offer on TRUTH, saying, “Crooked Joe Biden is the WORST debater I have ever faced – He can’t put two sentences together!”

“Just tell me when, I’ll be there. Let’s get ready to Rumble!!!”

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