President Trump on Monday says he would gladly participate in a four-hour presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden that would be moderated by MMA commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan.
Trump quoted tweeted a tweet from Tim Kennedy, a retired mixed martial artist, who posted that Rogan offered during his podcast to moderate a four-hour debate between Trump and Biden without a live audience.
“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?” Kennedy said in his tweet.
I do! https://t.co/H9Eghnqpuy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2020
Trump quickly responded to Kennedy question, tweeting “I do!”
Rogan outlined the debate offer last Friday during his podcast program “The Joe Rogan Experience” with Kennedy.
“First of all, I want no one else in the room, just the three of us, and you’d have to stream it live so no one can edit it, and I would want them in there for hours,” Rogan said.
“And ideas?” Kennedy responded. “We get to hear what they actually believe in? What they’re gonna do? Who they’re gonna’ appoint? What judges are gonna’ be coming in, what policies from gun control to all of it?”
“Yes,” Rogan said. “We should have that. This is 2020. I mean, we have the ability to have that. We’re not talking about 1979; we’re talking about 2020. If they wanted to do that, they both wanted to come here in Austin, sit down, and have a debate, I would 100% do it.”
“It would be the best way to find out, but I don’t think that Biden can handle that,” Rogan added.
The podcast host went on to bring up concerns about Biden’s mental acuity, saying he is skeptical that the former vice president would go through with the debates and betting $100 that neither of the three schedule debate would happen.
“I’ll bet you a hundred bucks it doesn’t happen,” Rogan said. “But I don’t think that Biden can handle it. I think Biden is like, I think he’s, I mean people get mad at me for saying this, I think there’s something wrong and I don’t think there’s something wrong, because I’m guessing, or because I’m pro-Trump. I’ve seen him fall apart.”
Rogan reacted to Trump’s response in accepting the offer, taking to his Instagram account where he posted some lyrics from a Colter Wall song called “The Devil Wears A Suit And Tie.”
The two candidates have officially agreed to the three debates already scheduled by The Commission on Presidential Debates on Sept. 29 in Cleveland, the second Oct. 15 in Miami, and the third Oct. 22 in Nashville.