“Ready To Rumble!”: CNN To Host Trump-Biden Debate

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Logan Sekulow

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May 15

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Perhaps motivated by cratering poll numbers, President Biden’s campaign team proposed to debate President Trump twice before the 2024 presidential election. President Trump wholeheartedly accepted the challenge, posting on Truth Social, “Let’s get ready to Rumble!!!” Now CNN will host the first debate on June 27.

The Hill reports on the debate proposal:

Former President Trump said Wednesday that he is “ready and willing” to debate President Biden after the Biden campaign proposed holding two debates, one in June and one in September.

Trump, in a post on Truth Social, derided Biden as “the WORST debater I have ever faced” and said the two should discuss border policy, electric vehicles and inflation, among other topics.

“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!!!’”

It’s on! I never thought these presidential debates between Biden and Trump would happen, but now they will. Putting my personal politics aside for a minute, I love presidential debates. I love getting my friends together and watching the two candidates duke it out.

Today’s exciting development all started when President Biden posted a video challenging President Trump to two debates. He even quipped that he heard that Trump is “free on Wednesdays” – usually an off day for trials. Clearly, Biden was throwing some shade.

The Biden campaign also issued a list of requirements for the debates. When I saw the requirements, I didn’t think Trump would agree to them, but he did very quickly.

One of the main requirements is that the debate would be held on a mainstream news network – so CNN will host the first debate without an audience present. I’m very interested in seeing who CNN picks to moderate – and whether the moderator can avoid becoming an active participant.

Further, the microphones will be cut off when a candidate’s time is up. An insightful viewer on today’s show asked if the microphones shutting off could hurt Biden since it takes him so long to formulate his thoughts. It’s a fair question.

Most notably, Biden’s terms ensure that no third-party candidate will be allowed on the debate stage. We can all recall in the ‘90s when Ross Perot played spoiler to President George H. W. Bush being reelected. He doesn’t want RFK Jr. there.

The fact that RFK won’t be present at the debate stings a little. He’s polling around 10%, which is substantial. RFK could have a sizable impact on the election for those who don’t want to vote for either Trump or Biden.

The scheduled debates are likely a very good development for President Trump because he’s been mired in negative news surrounding his never-ending trials. He will have the opportunity to shine on the debate stage, where he typically does well (even if the first presidential debate against Biden in 2020 didn’t go so well).

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer joined our broadcast to discuss Biden’s list of requirements for the debate:

I think the Biden campaign was backed into a corner, and they thought, if we lay out the most favorable terms, i.e., no third-party candidate, we get to have it at one of the media outlets that is unbelievably deferential and favorable and part of our team, i.e., CNN and ABC, we get rid of the live crowd, anything that benefits Trump. . . . The bar is so low for Biden that he just has to show up. But at the same time, he’s gonna get such an advantage by being at CNN and ABC, who, it’s not an exaggeration when we say, are led by Democratic operatives.

Trump has a major advantage in having a strong economic record to tout. On the other hand, Biden can’t defend his economy at all. It will be interesting to see if Trump can stay out of his own way during the debate.

Regardless of how the debates play out, preserving election integrity is paramount. The radical Left is trying to enshrine into law EVERYTHING that went wrong with the 2020 election – forcing mail-in ballots, banning voter ID measures, and legalizing ballot harvesting – inviting fraud.

The ACLJ is already fighting in battleground states and filing FOIA lawsuits. And we’re prepared to go to the Supreme Court if necessary. Defend election integrity with us by signing our petition.

Today’s Sekulow broadcast included a full analysis of the exciting news about the upcoming presidential debates between Biden and Trump. Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell also reacted to Biden’s list of demands for the debate.

Watch the full broadcast below: