Biden Too Scared To Debate Trump?

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( – President Biden has left open the possibility of a debate with former President Trump, amid preparations for a direct contest in the upcoming November presidential election.

When questioned on Friday about committing to a debate with Trump, Biden indicated that his decision would hinge on Trump’s conduct, stating, “It depends on his behavior.”

Despite having bypassed all the Republican presidential primary debates this cycle, Trump, now the only remaining prominent GOP candidate, has this week reignited demands for Biden to engage in a pre-election debate with him.

In a post on Truth Social on Wednesday evening, Trump emphasized the national importance of such a debate, stating, “It is important, for the Good of our Country, that Joe Biden and I Debate Issues that are so vital to America, and the American People.” He boldly declared, “Therefore, I am calling for Debates, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANYPLACE!”

The call for debates by Trump was quickly brushed off by the Biden campaign as a mere ploy for attention, particularly coming just before Biden’s highly anticipated State of the Union address on Thursday evening.

In his speech, Biden didn’t hold back from critiquing his predecessor, depicting his own administration as a significantly better alternative to what a second Trump term could entail.

When Vice President Harris was asked in a recent interview about the likelihood of a Biden-Trump debate as the election heats up, she deflected, stating she hadn’t discussed it with the president. She chose instead to highlight the clear distinction between Biden’s and Trump’s visions for the country.

Pressed further on whether Biden should debate Trump, Harris remained non-committal, suggesting a decision would be made soon.

Both Biden and Trump have demonstrated their dominance within their respective parties, with Biden sweeping the Democratic contests on Super Tuesday and Trump securing all but one Republican contest. Following these outcomes, Trump’s primary competitor, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, withdrew from the race.

As both front-runners continue their pursuit of the necessary delegates for their party nominations, the stage is nearly set for their anticipated confrontation in the general election.

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