Former President Donald Trump, who has refused to debate any of his rivals for the Republican nomination, on Monday said he wanted to debate US President Joe Biden immediately.
“I’d like to debate him now because we should debate. We should debate for the good of the country,” Trump said on a radio show hosted by conservative commentator Dan Bongino.
When asked by reporters during a trip to Las Vegas on Monday about Trump calling for a debate, Biden, a Democrat, said: “If I were him, I would want to debate me too. He’s got nothing to do.”
Although the overwhelming frontrunner in the Republican race to challenge Biden in the Nov. 5 election, Trump has yet to sew up the nomination and has turned down Republican rival Nikki Haley’s request that he debate her.
In response to Trump’s comments, Haley’s campaign said in a statement that he was “too chicken” to debate her.