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BumRushDaShow

(130,227 posts)
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:00 AM Wednesday

Biden and Trump accept CNN's invitation to debate on June 27

Source: CNN Politics

Updated 10:54 AM EDT, Wed May 15, 2024


Washington CNN — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have both accepted an invitation from CNN to debate on June 27, a historically early showdown that will set the tone for the final months of the 2024 campaign.

“I’ve received and accepted an invitation from @CNN for a debate on June 27th. Over to you, Donald. As you said: anywhere, any time, any place,” Biden said in a post on X.

A Trump campaign official later told CNN that Trump had accepted the offer.

The news is the latest development in a quickly escalating tit-for-tat over debates between the two political rivals. Biden’s campaign earlier called on Trump to join him for two presidential debates hosted by news organizations and formally informed the Commission on Presidential Debates that the president will not participate in its previously scheduled fall debates. The former president quickly said he was on board with earlier debates and told radio host Hugh Hewitt that he would accept any moderator.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/15/politics/joe-biden-debate/index.html






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I’ve received and accepted an invitation from @CNN for a debate on June 27th. Over to you, Donald. As you said: anywhere, any time, any place.
10:14 AM · May 15, 2024





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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.
8:00 AM · May 15, 2024
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Biden and Trump accept CNN's invitation to debate on June 27 (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Wednesday OP
This will be a battle of wits Jerry2144 Wednesday #1
One has wits, evolves Wednesday #27
😂 Traildogbob Wednesday #33
rofl Joinfortmill Wednesday #35
This will battle of wits... vs half-wit 4139 Wednesday #38
The old joke Deminpenn Wednesday #42
I do believe the more appropriate description NanaCat Wednesday #50
This is going to be good. Biden has so much material. jimfields33 Wednesday #2
I doubt very much.... SergeStorms Wednesday #48
The OP made it clear that TSF has accepted NanaCat Wednesday #51
Does CNN allow parolees to debate? It's a possibly relevant question. ./nt bucolic_frolic Wednesday #3
With an ankle bracelet. Funtatlaguy Wednesday #9
Nuts. I no longer watch CNN. Won't change now Raven123 Wednesday #4
links says it will be done with no audience present. n/t thesquanderer Wednesday #21
Say what?.......................... Lovie777 Wednesday #28
Thank you. If that is true, I will reconsider! Raven123 Wednesday #37
MUST HAVE: a kill switch for the microphones BoRaGard Wednesday #5
Better be strict microphone cutoffs if Trump does not follow the rules Owens Wednesday #6
Better have strict rules and microphone turned off it going over the time limit Owens Wednesday #7
TSF is on board for an early debate...he wants to do it before his waning mental capacity gets too obvious captain queeg Wednesday #8
It's 100% possible to control the Mic, BUT bluestarone Wednesday #10
TSF should have to wear a shock collar NanaCat Wednesday #52
Crap I hate hearing President Biden mucifer Wednesday #11
I'll believe it when I see it. FalloutShelter Wednesday #12
First thing I thought about BumRushDaShow Wednesday #14
LOL FalloutShelter Wednesday #15
I remember it happening back in middle/junior high BumRushDaShow Wednesday #20
I think everyone went to that school NanaCat Wednesday #53
At my High School it was MOMFUDSKI Wednesday #18
At the flagpole. FalloutShelter Wednesday #56
I don't see it happening birdographer Wednesday #26
I agree. FalloutShelter Wednesday #29
Trump will back out. hay rick Wednesday #13
I agree. I already heard the Hate Radio Talkers this AM making excuses for TFG to back out. Midnight Writer Wednesday #36
Along with the mic cutoff switch they best have a team of real fact checkers rurallib Wednesday #16
This should be fun Bayard Wednesday #17
Which right wing groupie will MOMFUDSKI Wednesday #19
Webcam from Trump's prison cell IronLionZion Wednesday #22
Good to know NanaCat Wednesday #55
If the debates have an audience, I won't waste my time watching the media circus, with the cheers and boos JohnSJ Wednesday #23
Strongly suspect VonShitzenPanz will Enoki33 Wednesday #24
Why so early? Polybius Wednesday #25
It's before the conventions BumRushDaShow Wednesday #30
But what about all the times they happened in September and October? Polybius Wednesday #60
Every Presidential cycle is different as the STATES control the primary election dates BumRushDaShow Yesterday #61
Inquiring minds want to know... CincyDem Wednesday #31
Trump will find an excuse to pull out, most likely saying it's fixed, or they've given Biden questions Doodley Wednesday #32
Until he walks out on the stage, I wont believe he's going to show up... Mark.b2 Wednesday #58
Yep. Similarly, he boasted that he wanted to testify in court. Of course, that was BS too. Doodley Wednesday #59
Is Trump going to debate from prison? Asking for America. Joinfortmill Wednesday #34
I have ZERO confidence CNN is capable of producing anything but a carnival sideshow ... Auggie Wednesday #39
You're probably right. But there's always a possibility that somebody in a position of responsibility will care. jaxexpat Wednesday #41
They'll probably start a countdown clock now liberalmediaaddict Wednesday #44
IMO they'll finger Biden on inflation and immigration, forcing him into a defensive posture Auggie Wednesday #46
Time to accuse criminal-defendant hitler2 wannabe of putting women's lives in danger... Justice matters. Wednesday #40
This will be painful to watch liberalmediaaddict Wednesday #43
Is the CNN debate considered the first of the two debates? Talitha Wednesday #45
Yes - I heard on my local radio news station this afternoon that this is the 1st and ABC is doing the 2nd one BumRushDaShow Wednesday #47
Thanks! Talitha Wednesday #49
My daughter's birthday!!! elleng Wednesday #54
Trump should be in shackles on tv. LiberalFighter Wednesday #57

Traildogbob

(8,922 posts)
33. 😂
Wed May 15, 2024, 01:07 PM
Wednesday

Oops! I bellied laughed so hard I farted. And my dogs did not notice. Even with their scent skills.
So all good.
And there is no way Trump is farting at least Out his bottom anus. It is so packed with spineless heads there is zero room for any gas. So when it is not spewing verbal shit, he has to release gas through his chin anus. Every time it is in the perfect shape of a gaping Anal orifice, that is a gas release.
And MAGA women are lining up to kiss that damn thing, behind Lake, Noem, MTG, and a host of Fox Ho’s. If Lindsay will move aside for a second.

SergeStorms

(19,208 posts)
48. I doubt very much....
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:50 PM
Wednesday

if Trump will actually accept and attend any debate that doesn't somehow give him an advantage.

In a battle of facts and wit, Trump is unarmed.

NanaCat

(1,605 posts)
51. The OP made it clear that TSF has accepted
Wed May 15, 2024, 05:54 PM
Wednesday

He must know that CNN is going to all but get on their knees and fellate him while throwing the book at Joe.

Raven123

(4,972 posts)
4. Nuts. I no longer watch CNN. Won't change now
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:04 AM
Wednesday

Unfortunately, CNN likely will have a live audience. I oppose that decision

Lovie777

(12,436 posts)
28. Say what?..........................
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:57 PM
Wednesday

shithole won't be pleased, his dressed alike howdy boys won't be happy, and Mike Johnson will have to comment on shithole outside.

BoRaGard

(236 posts)
5. MUST HAVE: a kill switch for the microphones
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:05 AM
Wednesday

So the moderator can shut up Donnie Diaperpants when he is having tantrums.

Owens

(211 posts)
6. Better be strict microphone cutoffs if Trump does not follow the rules
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:06 AM
Wednesday

Also, Biden should ask that the debate take place at 9 am...... let's see who is the sleepy one

Owens

(211 posts)
7. Better have strict rules and microphone turned off it going over the time limit
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:07 AM
Wednesday

Also, Biden should ask that the debate take place at 9 am...... let's see who is the sleepy one

captain queeg

(10,329 posts)
8. TSF is on board for an early debate...he wants to do it before his waning mental capacity gets too obvious
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:10 AM
Wednesday

I’d be interested to find out what sort of pharmaceuticalPreparations he’ll be making. Maybe junior can Set him up with some coke.

bluestarone

(17,157 posts)
10. It's 100% possible to control the Mic, BUT
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:12 AM
Wednesday

That won't stop his MOUTH! That's a given. I'm sure Joe will know that and be ready for it though.

NanaCat

(1,605 posts)
52. TSF should have to wear a shock collar
Wed May 15, 2024, 05:57 PM
Wednesday

Give him a good jolt whenever he talks over people or talks over his time limit.

Make it just under 1/4 amp. That will light him up, LOL.

mucifer

(23,638 posts)
11. Crap I hate hearing President Biden
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:13 AM
Wednesday

Screaming to get a word in. It was so horrible last time.

Nothing else he could do. It reaallly sucked.

FalloutShelter

(11,930 posts)
12. I'll believe it when I see it.
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:16 AM
Wednesday

Bully says, "I'll meet you behind the school at lunch hour.", and never shows up.

Especially if he is convicted before then. My $20 is on Trump will not debate.

BumRushDaShow

(130,227 posts)
14. First thing I thought about
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:19 AM
Wednesday

"Meet me after school. Fair one."

And then everyone at the school shows up but the loudmouth bully.

BumRushDaShow

(130,227 posts)
20. I remember it happening back in middle/junior high
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:31 AM
Wednesday

I went to an all-girls high school... although it did happen at times, not at school, but on the bus after school (public transit ).

birdographer

(1,384 posts)
26. I don't see it happening
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:48 PM
Wednesday

I think Donnie is aware, on some level, of his problem pronouncing words. At his hate rallies, he has morons in the audience who (a) don't know words, and (b) don't care. This time we are watching. And no teleprompter, no speech writer putting his responses together for him, all alone up there with a smart, well-spoken man. I think he will back out, and may even be encouraged to do so.

FalloutShelter

(11,930 posts)
29. I agree.
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:58 PM
Wednesday

His word ephasia is accelerating, and I just keep wondering how long his handlers can put him in front of a camera at all.

Midnight Writer

(21,893 posts)
36. I agree. I already heard the Hate Radio Talkers this AM making excuses for TFG to back out.
Wed May 15, 2024, 01:39 PM
Wednesday

They seem to be upset by "the rules", as usual. Such as no live audience and killing the microphone between responses.

rurallib

(62,495 posts)
16. Along with the mic cutoff switch they best have a team of real fact checkers
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:23 AM
Wednesday

because the lies will be coming from everywhere and fast as bullets from an AR15.

Bayard

(22,262 posts)
17. This should be fun
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:23 AM
Wednesday

Depending on who the moderator is, and if they have a kill switch. But CNN isn't what it used to be.

IronLionZion

(45,688 posts)
22. Webcam from Trump's prison cell
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:37 AM
Wednesday

while wearing his finest orange jumpsuit

But on a serious note, any cord cutters who have Amazon Prime can stream it live through CNN's online channel. That's how I watched other debates and State of the Union and similar events.

NanaCat

(1,605 posts)
55. Good to know
Wed May 15, 2024, 06:00 PM
Wednesday

Now I need to take enough Zofran so that I don't get nauseous at the very sight or sound of TSF.

JohnSJ

(92,565 posts)
23. If the debates have an audience, I won't waste my time watching the media circus, with the cheers and boos
Wed May 15, 2024, 11:55 AM
Wednesday

coming from a respective partisan circus


Enoki33

(1,590 posts)
24. Strongly suspect VonShitzenPanz will
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:24 PM
Wednesday

perform exactly as that name implies, and then tell his cult members it was a perfect performance.

BumRushDaShow

(130,227 posts)
30. It's before the conventions
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:58 PM
Wednesday

but after all the current year's primaries are done.

FEC primary schedule (PDF) - https://www.fec.gov/resources/cms-content/documents/2024pdates.pdf

There are 4 straggler states and D.C. with primaries on 6/4 (and 2 straggler territories - WI & Guam with 6/8 (D) primaries).

Before the current jockeying for being "early" with primaries, to show a past example, in 2012, you had 11 states that held primaries in August and 5 in September! Some of the decision behind that was to reduce the amount of campaigning/spending for the 2 phases of the election year (notably the Presidential years).

Polybius

(15,554 posts)
60. But what about all the times they happened in September and October?
Wed May 15, 2024, 10:06 PM
Wednesday

Why early now? Why not close to the election like they always are?

BumRushDaShow

(130,227 posts)
61. Every Presidential cycle is different as the STATES control the primary election dates
Thu May 16, 2024, 06:54 AM
Yesterday

and this year, all the primaries will be done "early".

In the "past", there were fewer states using "early voting" (PA only started "no excuse absentee mail voting" in 2020), so things have "changed", and that was a concern for waiting so late because voters may have already cast their ballots BEFORE a debate happened.

The fact that the DNC had a mostly "virtual" Convention in 2020 due to COVID was a "change".
The fact that one of the 2020 debates was cancelled due to a whiny baby infected with COVID was a "change".
The fact that they are dissing the Commission on Presidential Debates means that the organization has lost any credibility to at least one candidate who happens to be a (D), and that is a "change".

The second debate IS scheduled for September, so that still hearkens back to the past.

Doodley

(9,179 posts)
32. Trump will find an excuse to pull out, most likely saying it's fixed, or they've given Biden questions
Wed May 15, 2024, 01:03 PM
Wednesday

in advance, or somebody involved is a Trump hater.

Mark.b2

(282 posts)
58. Until he walks out on the stage, I wont believe he's going to show up...
Wed May 15, 2024, 06:36 PM
Wednesday

he knows a beatdown is coming.

Auggie

(31,254 posts)
39. I have ZERO confidence CNN is capable of producing anything but a carnival sideshow ...
Wed May 15, 2024, 01:58 PM
Wednesday

because that's exactly what they want. A dumbed-down Jerry Springer-like super ratings event.

jaxexpat

(6,892 posts)
41. You're probably right. But there's always a possibility that somebody in a position of responsibility will care.
Wed May 15, 2024, 02:18 PM
Wednesday

In fact, that could be the sales pitch, the novelty. Imagine an actual, legitimate verbal exchange, guaranteed by mike switches and real-time pauses for reports from certified* instant fact checkers. Maybe someone will actually ask the best question, "why are you lying?"

* Whatever that means.

liberalmediaaddict

(788 posts)
44. They'll probably start a countdown clock now
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:26 PM
Wednesday

They'll hype this debate like it's the super bowl and put all the pressure on Biden to be perfect.

And most Americans probably won't watch because they don't have cable anymore.

Auggie

(31,254 posts)
46. IMO they'll finger Biden on inflation and immigration, forcing him into a defensive posture
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:27 PM
Wednesday

... while handing a victory to Orange Turd.

They'll waste time on bullshit like this instead of focusing on what's really at stake: democracy vs autocracy.

Justice matters.

(6,962 posts)
40. Time to accuse criminal-defendant hitler2 wannabe of putting women's lives in danger...
Wed May 15, 2024, 02:00 PM
Wednesday

straight to his disgusting orange face.

Also of sending his criminal goons to desecrate the Capitol building and injuring over a hundred LEOs while fighting like hell as he incited them.

Also of neglecting the COVID response that caused over a half-a-million preventable deaths by first dismantling President Obama's pandemic-response team followed by him knowing how deadly it was but saying he refused to take responsibility for the massacre.

Also of adding eight trillions to the debt... bragging he is the "king of debts" ...

Also of promising a infrastructure week every week that he never delivered.

Also of still refusing to release his tax returns after all these years and being under audit is not a valid reason to hide them.

Also of stealing National-Security top-secret military documents and refusing to return them back to the government...

Also... also... also... (the list of evil wrongdoings is too long to keep track) there won't be enough time in one debate!

liberalmediaaddict

(788 posts)
43. This will be painful to watch
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:22 PM
Wednesday

Not because President Biden will do a bad job but because Trump is repulsive to look at and torture to listen to.

Sitting through his 2016 and 2020 debates was miserable.

The upside is Americans tuning in will be reminded just how mentally unstable and verbally abusive Trump is.

Main challenge for Biden will be to stay calm when Trump goes after his son and record as President.

Talitha

(6,670 posts)
45. Is the CNN debate considered the first of the two debates?
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:12 PM
Wednesday

I couldn't watch the 'Covid' debate because Dump just creeps me out. But I'll watch these debates if 1) there's live fact-checking and 2) if the candidates are in soundproof booths with the mics on timers... time's up, your sound is cut and no one can hear you.

BumRushDaShow

(130,227 posts)
47. Yes - I heard on my local radio news station this afternoon that this is the 1st and ABC is doing the 2nd one
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:31 PM
Wednesday

and that will be in September.

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