IT’S ON: Donald Trump Agrees to Four-Hour Presidential Debate with Joe Rogan as Moderator
President Donald Trump is open to podcaster Joe Rogan moderating a presidential debate between himself and former vice president Joe Biden.
Trump made his stance clear with a tweet posted on Monday morning:
UFC fighter Tim Kennedy posted additional information about how the proposed debate would take place:
A long form debate with a neutral moderator.
No fake audience reactions.
No biased questions.
Neutral camera positions.
No sound bite length responses.
Just their respective policies explained to us.
Please @realDonaldTrump and @JoeBiden make it happen. #debate #joerogandebate
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) September 14, 2020
Unfortunately for the American public, a presidential debate moderated by Rogan is not likely to happen. Biden is reportedly even considering going back on his word and ducking out of the tightly controlled and moderated debates that are currently scheduled to take place.
Big League Politics has reported about the Democrat murmuring that Biden should withdraw from all presidential debates, which has prompted the Trump campaign to get Biden to commit in writing that he will attend them:
The Donald Trump campaign is seeking “written confirmation” of Democrat Joe Biden’s intention to appear in the three planned presidential debates, as major Democrats seek to get their candidate out of the events that will showcase the national vision of President Trump and Biden.
A Trump campaign letter from attorney and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani references House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s suggestion of cancelling the debates, with the former stating that she “wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States,” in reference to the incumbent President.
Giuliani states that in wake of such anti-democratic sentiment expressed on the part of a leading Democratic government official, it’s imperative for the Biden campaign to recommit to its obligations. Biden previously said he’d appear in three standard presidential debates(turning down an offer for additional debates from the President).
“We also take this opportunity to resubmit our request for a formal, detailed plan for in-person debates in the event that location hosts withdraw because of the coronavirus or other reasons. We require information regarding which television studios,in which cities,have been approached and arranged as alternate locations where the events could be held.Without this sort of detailed information, we remain convinced that Biden will retreat to the safety of his remote video link, where he can rely on handlers, a teleprompter, or notes positioned near the camera as he clearly did on CNN last week.”
Additionally, Rogan has repeatedly questioned the mental fitness of Biden during episodes of his podcast.
“Biden, to me, is like having a flashlight with a dying battery and going for a long hike in the woods,” Rogan said during a discussion with renegade left-wing journalist Matt Taibbi. “It is not going to work out. It’s not going to make it.”
It is not likely that Biden will acquiesce to a debate moderator that is willing to admit Biden’s cognitive decline publicly. The Democrat machine is desperately trying to protect the deteriorating career politician heading into November.