February 20, 2024

Trump Calls On Biden To Debate ‘For The Good Of the Country’


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Former President Donald Trump has dropped a problem at the ft of President Joe Biden: Get on a debate stage with him “for the good of the country.”

The problem got here simply forward of particular counsel Robert Hur’s bombshell report following his investigation into Biden’s mishandling of labeled data through which he revealed that the present president couldn’t bear in mind key dates and occasions akin to when he was vice chairman and when his son Beau died of mind most cancers.

During an interview with Dan Bongino for his radio present, the former president expressed doubt about Biden’s capability to remain in the race. Nevertheless, he known as on Biden to have interaction in a debate “immediately,” reiterating a earlier provide to conduct a post-Super Bowl interview after the White House introduced that Biden would miss the occasion for the second consecutive 12 months.

“And I don’t think he’s going to run. I don’t know if it’s donors or otherwise. It might be his family. It might be something,” Trump mentioned. “I don’t think he’s gonna run, but I’d like to call for, immediately, debates. I’d like to debate him now because we should debate. We should debate for the good of the country. So I will officially go on your show…”


“Oh, wow! Look at that! We’re breaking news: Mr. President Donald J. Trump calls for debates against Joe Biden. I mean, that’s great. We’re breaking some news here!” Bongino mentioned in response.

“I am officially doing that. I also put out, you probably noticed, that I’ll take his spot at the Super Bowl if they want. We’ll get very good ratings,” Trump added.

On Thursday night, Fox News host Laura Ingraham discussed Hur’s findings with contributor and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, noting at one level throughout the section that Democrats have been already refuting Hur’s characterizations of Biden’s psychological capability by remarkably claiming that he didn’t show any shortcomings of their presence.

Ingraham famous that Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) claimed to CNN that he had not seen any indicators that Biden had “poor memory,” whereas Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) mentioned, “I’ve talked to him for hours on end as recently as a couple of months ago,” occurring to say he’s “as sharp as ever.”

“I mean, Newt, come on,” Ingraham mentioned, earlier than including:

I’ve it on good authority…a good friend of mine was in the White House a few weeks in the past, and she or he shouldn’t be a Trump fan, let me simply say this… She was up shut and private with the president, and was shocked — her phrases have been ‘shocked’ about his state.


Hur’s documentation of Biden’s substantial lack of psychological capability can even renew arguments amongst what’s now a big majority of Americans — primarily based on the most up-to-date surveys — that they don’t imagine the president can serve one other four-year time period, a lot much less serve out his present time period.

Just the information notes:

Hur’s 388-page report launched Thursday might have spared Biden the spectacle of a felony prosecution much like that his Justice Department imposed on Donald Trump, however it delivered a devastating blow to the forty sixth president’s re-election hopes by going out of its strategy to clarify felony prices weren’t levied partly as a result of jurors would possibly see Biden as a dottering, forgetful outdated man incapable of felony intent.

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“Mr. Biden will likely present himself to the jury, as he did during his interview with our office, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” Hur wrote in explaining his rationale for refusing prosecution. “…It would be difficult to convince a jury they should convict him – by then a former president who will be at least well into his eighties – of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness.”

“Our investigation uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen,” the report concluded.

Hur added for good measure he believed Biden suffered from “diminished faculties in advancing age.”