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Former President Donald Trump is again making headlines, calling for debates between himself and President Joe Biden ahead of the 2024 general election. Trump, the frontrunner for the GOP nomination, took to his new social media platform, Truth Social, to make the announcement.

In a classic Trump fashion, he said he is willing to participate in debates “anytime, anywhere, anyplace.” This bold move comes just hours after his last-standing Republican opponent, Nikki Haley, suspended her campaign.

“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 posted. “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 believes it is vital for the good of our country that the American people hear a debate between him and Biden about the issues that are critical to the nation. He even extended the offer for the debates to be run by the “corrupt” Democratic National Committee or their subsidiary, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).

However, the Biden campaign did not waste time firing back at Trump’s invitation. They brushed off Trump’s thirst for attention and his struggles to expand his appeal beyond his loyal MAGA base. It seems they are not taking Trump’s offer seriously and will address it appropriately in the election cycle.

But the Biden campaign did make a sly remark, saying that if Trump is so desperate to see Biden in prime time, he can tune in to the State of the Union address the next night. This sly response shows that the Biden campaign is confident in their candidate and not intimidated by Trump’s offer.

“I know Donald Trump’s thirsty for attention and struggling to expand his appeal beyond the MAGA base — and that’s a conversation we’ll have at the appropriate time in this cycle,” Biden campaign communications director Michael Tyler told Fox News Digital. “But if he’s so desperate to see President Biden in prime time, he doesn’t have to wait!”

Meanwhile, Trump plans to use Biden’s State of the Union address as a chance to campaign by hosting a live play-by-play of the speech on Truth Social. He intends to correct any “inaccurate statements,” especially concerning the southern border and Biden’s alleged use of the Department of Justice, FBI, and district attorneys to go after political opponents.

“I am pleased to inform you that tomorrow night we will be doing a LIVE, Play by Play, of Crooked Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address,” Trump posted. “I will correct, in rapid response, any and all inaccurate Statements, especially pertaining to the Border and his Weaponization of the DOJ, FBI, A.G.s, and District Attorneys, to go after his Political Opponent, ME (something never done before in this Country!).”

Trump has also taken a stand against the Commission on Presidential Debates. He and the Republican National Committee (RNC) voted to withdraw from the CPD, stating that the commission is biased and refuses to enact fair debate practices. The RNC clarified that they are not moving away from the debate format but objecting to the CPD’s control over the process.

Clearly, Trump is determined to engage in a debate with Biden, and his supporters are eager to see it happen. As for now, it seems both sides are playing a waiting game, with the Biden campaign brushing off Trump’s offer and Trump’s team eagerly anticipating a response.

You can read the entire White House briefing here.

Fox News