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Trump agrees to Biden debate proposal

President Joe Biden’s campaign on Thursday proposed two debates with former President Donald Trump, bucking the Commission on Presidential Debates and potentially setting the stage for a face-off as soon as next month.

On TruthSocial, Trump said those times work for him.

“I am Ready and Willing to Debate Crooked Joe at the two proposed times in June and September,” Trump posted. “I would strongly recommend more than two debates and, for excitement purposes, a very large venue, although Biden is supposedly afraid of crowds – That’s only because he doesn’t get them. Just tell me when, I’ll be there. ‘Let’s get ready to Rumble!!!’”

The Biden campaign called for the first debate to take place in late June, after Biden returns from the Group of Seven (G-7) Summit in Europe and after Trump’s hush money trial in New York will likely have concluded.

Trump has said he would debate Biden “any time, any place, anywhere” in an effort to get the president to commit to joining him on stage ahead of November’s rematch of the 2020 election.