Joe Biden’s Campaign Tells Donald Trump “No More Debate About Debates” After Ex-POTUS Says He’s Agreed To A Third Matchup Hosted By Fox News

Joe Biden and Donald Trump

Joe Biden and Donald Trump Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Hours after Joe Biden and Donald Trump‘s campaigns swiftly finalized plans for two presidential debates, the president’s team is already warning that his rival is “playing games.”

“No more chaos, no more debate about debates,” Biden campaign chair Jen O’Malley Dillon said in a statement this afternoon.

It came after Trump posted on Truth Social that he had agreed to another debate, beyond the two, that would be hosted by Fox News on Oct. 2 and moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.

Related Stories

joe biden’s campaign tells donald trump “no more debate about debates” after ex-potus says he’s agreed to a third matchup hosted by fox news
News

ABC News Says It Will Make Its September Presidential Debate Available To Simulcast On Other Networks

joe biden’s campaign tells donald trump “no more debate about debates” after ex-potus says he’s agreed to a third matchup hosted by fox news
News

Biden Now Accepts ABC Offer To Debate Trump Again In The Fall; Candidates Set For CNN Face Off In June

Earlier today, both campaigns said that they had agreed to participate in a June 27 debate hosted by CNN and a September 10 debate hosted by ABC News. Biden released a video this morning challenging Trump to two debates, much earlier in the election year schedule than have traditionally been held.

“President Biden made his terms clear for two one-on-one debates, and Donald Trump accepted those terms,” O’Malley Dillon said in the statement.

The Biden campaign also said that the debate host should be a network that had sponsored a 2016 Republican primary debate and a 2020 Democratic primary debate, terms that exclude networks like MSNBC and Fox News.

As O’Malley Dillon noted, Trump has a long history of complaining about the debates. He skipped all of the Republican primary debates this cycle, and even called for them to be canceled. In 2020, he complained of the choice of moderators and backed out of one of the second general election debates when the format was changed to an all-virtual event. At the time, Trump was recovering from Covid. In 2016, he claimed blamed audio problems on a defective mike and suggested that the host of the debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates, did it on purpose.

The latest tiff also is a warning that, while two debates have been announced, things could still fall apart. Alan Schroeder, the author of Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail, wrote on X/Twitter that “news outlets should be careful about treating the Biden-Trump debates as a fait accompli. Debates in June & Sept now appear likely, but there’s still a lot of negotiating to do–and plenty of tripwires along the way.”

OTHER NEWS

8 minutes ago

As student loan forgiveness nears $160 billion, here's what to know about the relief programs

8 minutes ago

Park which inspired Sir David Attenborough becomes national nature reserve

8 minutes ago

Roy Keane pays tribute to 'beautiful' dog Jet after pet's death

8 minutes ago

Mikel Arteta almost sold key Arsenal star at start of season

9 minutes ago

Greggs is launching its first ever fish finger sandwich - find out if your local store has them in stock

9 minutes ago

MCoBeauty founder Shelley Sullivan split: Emotional beauty boss is consoled by her mum after sudden break-up from husband Anthony

9 minutes ago

Video: Is this the best halftime challenge EVER? Brilliant clip shows two fans battling it out at Mexican soccer game - with hilarious consequences

9 minutes ago

Lamborghini Reveals the Huracán Successor's Engine: A Twin-Turbo V-8 That Revs to 10,000 RPM

9 minutes ago

Nvidia's earnings report will be 'explosive': Jeff Sica

9 minutes ago

2024 may be the year you start paying with your face as biometrics hit tipping point

9 minutes ago

Revealed: Tim Westwood's bizarre rebrand as a food influencer during stint living in Nigeria following sexual misconduct allegations in the UK

9 minutes ago

Are YOU living in a fat hotspot? Our interactive map reveals areas where four in ten adults are obese... and a staggering eight in ten are overweight

9 minutes ago

Search for missing 11 fishermen off Cape Town called off

9 minutes ago

Target announces lower prices for 5,000 popular items heading into holiday weekend

9 minutes ago

Tesla's price cuts have hammered rental companies that bought EVs. Now it's doing damage control

9 minutes ago

Thiem through to second round of French Open qualifying

9 minutes ago

Katy Perry sings goodbye to ‘American Idol’

9 minutes ago

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool farewell: Rapping with John Barnes and the Darwin Nunez ‘snub’

9 minutes ago

Euro 2024 pre-tournament matches: Schedule of warm-up games, scores, latest results from international friendlies ahead of European Championship

9 minutes ago

“American Idol” crowns Abi Carter season 22 winner as Katy Perry departs the judging panel

9 minutes ago

Colts DT DeForest Buckner named one of PFF's top 30 over 30 for 2024

9 minutes ago

This FTSE 100 ETF may be the simplest way to become a stock market millionaire

9 minutes ago

When is England's squad for Euro 2024 announced? Deadline, times and dates

11 minutes ago

Chelsea to stick to £25m asking price for Trevor Chalobah

11 minutes ago

Canucks’ Brock Boeser gone for the playoffs with blood-clot issue

11 minutes ago

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu

11 minutes ago

‘We needed a win’: Joey Logano on breaking drought at North Wilkesboro

11 minutes ago

Birmingham City confirm release of former Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Brighton midfielder

11 minutes ago

Buying a dream home in Italy can be a nightmare. This couple says they have the answer

11 minutes ago

Cicadas on the rise in Chicago area. Here's a map of where sightings have been reported most

11 minutes ago

Lamborghini Huracan replacement has screaming 10,000rpm V8

11 minutes ago

I grew up in a nation without free speech. Here's what I hope college protesters learn.

11 minutes ago

Cristian Romero sends emotional message to Tottenham fans after final day of the season

11 minutes ago

Letters to Louisville editors: Officer will be lucky to keep job; Valhalla or Va-ha-ha?

11 minutes ago

Mam to replace injured Munster

12 minutes ago

Potential Penguins AHL Coach Has Ties to GM

14 minutes ago

Rate Hikes Are Taking Effect, Slowly. Fed’s Jefferson Is Looking at Housing.

14 minutes ago

Arlene Foster: British government refuses to disclose Intertrade UK appointment process

15 minutes ago

Ranked! The 100 best European football players of all time

16 minutes ago

‘I started strength training at 62 after a double organ transplant—now I'm stronger than ever'