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Trump reveals new debate format for upcoming showdown with Biden

Donald Trump revealed Wednesday that he has agreed to “sit at a table” with Joe Biden — regardless of his robust choice to face — throughout their upcoming debates.

The seated format was a request made by the 81-year-old president’s marketing campaign crew, in keeping with Trump. 

“I hear now we’re sitting at tables. I don’t want to sit at a table,” the 77-year-old former president advised John Catsimatidis and Rita Cosby throughout an look on the “Cats & Cosby Show” on WABC 770 AM.

“I said, ‘No, let’s stand.’ But they want to sit at a table,” Trump stated. “So we’ll be sitting at a table as opposed to doing it the way you should be, in my opinion, in a debate.”

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Trump stated the Biden marketing campaign insisted that each he and the president sit at a desk throughout their debates. POOL/AFP through Getty Images

The presumptive Republican nominee for president defined that his private choice can be to “walk out to a podium” and “stand for an hour-and-a-half or two hours.” 

“But they have [Biden] sitting at a table, so that’s not so good,” Trump stated, calling the seated debate format “one of the many” requests the Biden marketing campaign insisted on. 

“But I agree to their requests because I want to debate him,” the previous president advised Catsimatidis and Cosby, noting that he intends to press Biden on the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021. 

“If [Biden] gets through the debate, they’ll say it was brilliant,” Trump argued. 

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Biden and Trump agreed final week to take part in two debates forward of the November election. AP

The Trump and Biden campaigns have agreed to 2 scheduled debates, which embrace a June 27 occasion hosted by CNN and a Sept. 10 showdown with ABC News.

It’s unclear if the seated format can be for each debates. 

There can be no live viewers at both discussion board, in accordance with the Biden marketing campaign’s request.

The settlement between the 2 camps cuts out the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), which has organized the head-to-head occasions for the reason that 1988 election cycle.

Both campaigns have signaled a willingness to take part in a vice-presidential debate as properly, however the particulars of that occasion haven’t been agreed upon. 

Biden desires the veep debate aired on CBS, whereas Trump prefers that the competition be hosted by Fox News.

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