'Way to cheap publicity': Internet divided as Trump challenges Biden for debate after putting empty mic stand on campaign rally stage

'Way to cheap publicity': Internet divided as Trump challenges Biden for debate after putting empty mic stand on campaign rally stage
Donald Trump expressed his desire to debate President Joe Biden 'anytime, anyplace' before the election in November (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: With an empty mic stand at his podium during a campaign event in Wisconsin on Tuesday, April 2, former President Donald Trump expressed his desire to debate President Joe Biden 'anytime, anyplace' before the election in November, the New York Post stated.

Trump told his supporters, "You can see we have an empty podium right here to my right. You know what that is? That’s for Joe Biden. I’m trying to get him to debate. I’m calling on ‘Crooked Joe’ to debate anytime, anyplace. We’ll do it any way you want, Joe."

Trump wants to debate Biden 'anytime, anyplace'

Notably, 'Anytime. Anywhere. Anyplace' was written on a black sign that was placed above the microphone stand. Trump stated that he would be able to 'discuss in a friendly manner the real problems of our country' in a discussion with the 81-year-old President.

Trump said, having declined to take part in any of the Republican primary debates, "Let’s go have a good, solid, friendly debate." 

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Trump stated that he would be able to 'discuss in a friendly manner the real problems of our country' in a discussion (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Michael Tyler, a spokesperson for the Biden campaign called the stunt a "weak merch play from a guy desperate to avoid talking about how he's got no cash, no campaign infrastructure, and no answer for how his chaotic, divisive, and violent campaign is going to win this November."

He added, "Trump said last fall only people who are losing want debates. At least we agree on something."

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Biden had earlier stated that a debate with Trump depends on the former President's 'behavior' (Getty Images)

Moreover, Biden had earlier stated that a debate with Trump depends on the former President's 'behavior'. He said, "It depends on his behavior."

Internet gives mixed reactions after Donald Trump's statement

Several people on the internet stayed divided and shared mixed reactions after Donald Trump expressed his desire to debate Vice President Joe Biden 'anytime, anyplace' before the election in November.

A user wrote on X, "I think the empty mic would be a better debater than Depends Joe" while one added, "Yet he was afraid of debating Nikki Haley."  A user also wrote, "That's the way to cheap publicity."



 



 



 

A person also mentioned, "That would be hilarious, but I don't think Dementia Joe's baby sitters are going to allow it" whereas one stated, "Trump doesn't debate, he rambles incoherently about windmills, toilets and how his election was stolen."



 



 

A person also wrote, "We’re still waiting for him to debate Sanders from 4 years ago after he said he would" while one commented, "Biden would wipe the floor with Trump again."



 



 

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