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Biden and Trump agree to two rounds of debates: When will they take place?

Biden and Trump agree to two rounds of debates: When will they take place? Archive photo: Joe Biden and Donald Trump (RBC-Ukraine's collage)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Current US President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have agreed to hold two rounds of debates. They will take place in the summer and fall, according to ABC News.

On Wednesday morning, Biden announced that he had accepted CNN's invitation to a debate on June 27 and challenged Trump to join him. Accepting CNN's invitation for debates, Trump's campaign team began to insist on holding more than two debates.

"We propose a debate in June, a debate in July, a debate in August, and a debate in September, in addition to the Vice Presidential debate," Chris LaCivita and Susie Wiles of the Trump campaign said in a memo.

Biden announced during his campaign that he would break with the longstanding tradition of fall meetings organized by the Bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates and instead called on Trump to join him for two televised presidential debates in June and September organized by news organizations.

"Donald Trump lost two debates to me in 2020. Since then, he hasn't shown up for a debate. Now he's acting like he wants to debate me again. Well, make my day, pal," Biden said in a video message.

How the debate might be held

The newspaper writes that Biden's campaign has outlined some conditions for the debate, although it is unclear whether they will be met during the CNN debate in June.

The campaign stated that the first debate should be organized by any broadcasting organization that hosted the 2016 Republican primary debate, in which Donald Trump participated, and the 2020 Democratic primary debate, in which President Biden participated.

Biden's campaign stated that the debates were "structured like an entertainment spectacle and not a serious exchange of ideas that reflect the enormous stakes of the election."

When will the second debate take place?

ABC News writes that the second debate is scheduled for September 10.

Biden's campaign stated that all debates should be 1:1, which means that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will not be able to participate.

Biden's campaign also proposed holding the vice presidential debate in late July after the Republican National Convention.

Presidential elections in the United States

The next presidential elections in the United States are scheduled for November 5, 2024, marking the country's 60th in history. The main candidates are President Joe Biden and his predecessor, Donald Trump, who lost the 2020 elections to Biden.

Recently, Der Spiegel wrote that in the summer, Biden may withdraw his candidacy from the presidential elections and propose to nominate Michelle Obama, the wife of former President Barack Obama, an ally of Biden, instead.