‘ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANYPLACE’: Trump Renews Challenge To Debate Biden

by State Brief

Former President Donald Trump renewed his challenge to debate President Joe Biden “ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANYPLACE.”

Trump‘s renewed debate challenge comes just one day after the Republican National Committee (RNC) named the former president the presumptive presidential nominee in this November’s general election.

“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,” Trump wrote. “Therefore, I am calling for Debates, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANYPLACE!”

“The Debates can be run by the Corrupt DNC, or their Subsidiary, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD),” Trump added.

The former president, who notably did not participate in any Republican primary debates, said he looks forward to Biden‘s response to his challenge.

Trump initially challenged Biden to a debate during a February town hall hosted by Fox News’ Laura Ingraham.

“I’ll challenge [Biden] right now. We can do you, we can do anybody you want,” Trump said to Ingraham, who offered to moderate a debate between the two. “I’ll take anybody from CNN, which is doing very poorly in the ratings, by the way … I’ll take anybody because I think you have an obligation in this case.”

Trump cited his notable lead among fellow candidates as a cause for his absence from the Republican primary debates.

“When you have the final Republican, the final Democrat, two people, you have to debate regardless of polls,” he added.

The former president said he would commit to as many debates as necessary with Biden, and added he would like to begin presidential debates with Biden immediately, though said he didn’t believe the president would participate.

Trump and Biden faced off in two of the three scheduled debates during the 2020 election. The pair’s second scheduled debate was cancelled after then-President Trump and First Lady Melania tested positive for Covid-19 on Oct. 2 that year.

After dominating in state elections throughout the primary season, lone Republican challenger Nikki Haley suspended her presidential campaign Wednesday morning after winning a single state out of fifteen during Super Tuesday.

“I said I wanted Americans to have their voices heard. I have done that,” Haley said addressing her camp in Charleston, South Carolina. “I have no regrets.”

“I sought the honor of being your president. But in our great country, being a private citizen is privileged enough in itself,” she continued. “And that is a privilege I very much look forward to enjoying.”

Haley notably did not endorse Trump for president, and instead said the former president needed to “earn the votes” of Republicans and those “who did not support him.”

“At its best, politics is about bringing people into your cause – not turning them away,” she added. “This is now his time for choosing.”

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