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Trump tweets ‘I do!’ to idea of Joe Rogan moderated presidential debate with Biden

Donald Trump in Phoenix, Ariz. in Feb. 2020. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr) | Joe Biden in Altoona, Iowa in Aug. 2019. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
September 14, 2020

President Donald Trump said he would like to see a four-hour long, one-on-one debate with his rival, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Army Ranger and former UFC fighter Tim Kennedy tweeted the proposal on Sunday night, saying, “On my podcast with @joerogan he offered to moderate a debate between @JoeBiden and @realDonaldTrump It would be four hours with no live audience. Just the two candidates, cameras, and their vision of how to move this country forward. Who wants this?”

On Monday morning, Trump retweeted Kennedy’s proposal with the caption, “I do!”

Kennedy had pitched the idea for a “Biden-Trump debate with Joe Rogan hosting,” while appearing on Rogan’s podcast.

“I would want that,” Rogan told Kennedy. “I’d want no one else in the room … just the three of us.”

“You would have to stream it live so no one could edit it, and I would want them in there for hours,” Rogan continued.

“We get to hear what they actually believe in, what they’re going to do, who they’re going to appoint, what judges are going to be coming in, what policies – from gun control to all of it,” Kennedy said. “Why can’t we have that?”

“We should have that. This is 2020, and we have the ability to have that,” Rogan said. “We’re not talking about 1979.”

“If they wanted to do that – they both wanted to come here to Austin to sit down and have a debate – I would 100 percent do it,” Rogan said. “It would be the best way to find out.”

Rogan continued to say he doesn’t think Biden would attend such an event.

“I don’t think that Biden can handle that,” Rogan said. “People get mad at me for saying this – I think there’s something wrong. … I’ve seen him fall apart.”

Biden and Trump are scheduled to appear in three debates, with the first set to take place on Sept. 29 in Cleveland, Ohio. The second debate will take place on Oct. 15 in Miami, Fla., and the third on Oct. 22, in Nashville, Tenn.