Tim Kennedy took to Twitter and announced that Joe Rogan offered to moderate a four-hour debate between incumbent President Donald Trump and hopeful president Democrat Joe Biden.
He added there should be no camera and audience, but just the two candidates and their visions on how to make the country move forward. “Who wants this?” he asks with hashtags #debates #Election2020.
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? #debates #Election2020
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) September 13, 2020
In another tweet on the same day, he posted again – this time, tagging Biden and Trump’s official accounts, begging them to make it happen. He also highlighted his stand on not having camera angles, no fake audiences, and biased questions but just their individual policies.
The president accepted the challenge and said “I do” on Twitter. Up to this time, Biden hasn’t responded yet, prompting the presidential son Donald Trump Jr to ask why is the media not asking the latter if he would agree to the challenge. He also believed Americans would love to see a real debate between the two candidates without the mainstream media manipulating it.
I do! https://t.co/H9Eghnqpuy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2020
Joe Rogan, a comedian, podcast host, and mixed martial arts commentator, is known for not having political affiliations but mostly backs liberal views. He supports gay marriage, universal healthcare, recreational drug use, gay rights, women’s rights, and universal basic income. He has also been a critic of the American policy on militarism.
Early this year, he announced that he would probably vote for Bernie Sanders for being consistent in his entire life. But when Sanders dropped his candidacy, he disclosed he would rather vote for Trump, saying “I don’t think Biden can handle anything.” He expressed his concerns on the 77-year-old Democratic presidential nominee’s lack of cognitive ability that is needed to run the country. He also worries that he might not be able to handle the pressures of the presidency.
Late last month, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discouraged Biden from debating with his opponent Trump, saying, “I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him.”
“I don’t think that there should be any debates,” Pelosi, who has been denouncing the president in her public speeches, suddenly said at a news conference at the Capitol. She said she doesn’t want the debates to be “an exercise in skullduggery.”
“I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States. Now I know that the Biden campaign thinks in a different way about this.”
Before Kennedy’s challenge, the former vice president said on Thursday, September 10, that he couldn’t wait for a face-off with the commander-in-chief, who frequently attacks him, questioning his cognitive abilities.
“I’m looking forward to getting on the debate stage with Trump and holding him accountable. I think I know how to handle bullies — we’ll find out,” Biden said at a campaign fundraiser, according to NBC News.
“I hope I don’t get baited into getting into a brawl with this guy,” he said. “It’s going to be hard because I predict he’s going to be shouting.” Biden hinted there was “a lot more I can say” about his strategy but declined to reveal the rest of his plans.
In a recent tweet by a certain Francis Brennan, he posted a short clip with a caption, “This is just sad, Joe Biden doesn’t seem to know what’s going on here.” The video shows an instance where Joe Biden appears to be confused during an interview. The reporter hoped to “squeeze in” another question about social security, but he suddenly walked away while the first was still talking, and looked a bit surprised where the recording ended.
This is just sad, Joe Biden doesn't seem to know what's going on here. pic.twitter.com/xs2P3S1wm2
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) September 15, 2020