Biden responds to Trump’s debate challenge: ‘I’d want to debate me too’

Donald Trump declared on Monday that he is finally ready to debate — President Joe Biden.

The former president was speaking to Dan Bongino on his podcast about Biden punting for the second year in a row on the traditional Super Bowl interview when he began talking about a debate, with Trump essentially challenging the president to immediate debate.

“He can’t do it, because he can’t talk. He can’t do anything. He’s ruining our country,” Trump said of the nixed Super Bowl interview.

The nation’s 45th president then predicted that when all is said and done, Biden would not be the Democratic presidential nominee.

“And I don’t think he’s going to run — I don’t know if it’s donors or otherwise. It might be his family, it might be something,” Trump said. “I don’t think he’s going to run.”

“But I’d like to call for, immediately, a debate,” he continued. “I’d like to debate him now because we should debate. We should debate for the good of the country.”

As for the interview Biden ducked, Trump declared, “I’ll take his spot at the Super Bowl!”

Biden laughed the challenge off when told by a reporter.

“Donald Trump says he’s ready to debate you right now. Do you accept?” the reporter asked. “He wants to debate you ‘immediately.’”

In a response you couldn’t make up, Biden replied, “If I were him, I’d want him to debate me, too. He’s got nothing else to do.”

Interestingly, the Biden campaign said back in December that it hasn’t given any thought to a potential general election debate against Trump and they will likely point to Trump skipping the GOP primary debates as justification — this being something supporters of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis warned about when Trump was dodging primary debates:

DeSantis supporters were not impressed with Trump’s “Johnny-come-lately” challenge:

Meanwhile, Nikki Haley’s campaign jumped at the opportunity to push Trump for a debate.

“We’re thrilled to see that Donald Trump has finally acknowledged the importance of debates,” Haley national spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas said in a statement. “Now it’s time for Trump to man up and agree to debate Nikki Haley. Nikki is ready to put her conservative record and vision for a strong and proud America up against Trump’s campaign of chaos and vendettas.”

Tom Tillison

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