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Joe Rogan calls on Trump/Biden to debate on his show, Trump agrees

Nobody wants to endure four hours of that.

Sep 14, 2020, 1:37 pm

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Claire Goforth 

Claire Goforth

Comedian Joe Rogan has inserted himself in the presidential campaign with a bizarre offer to have the candidates on his show for a four-hour debate.

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Rogan talked about this idea with Tim Kennedy over the weekend.

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“It would be four hours with no live audience. Just the two candidates, cameras, and their vision of how to move this country forward. Who wants this?” Kennedy tweeted yesterday.

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Rogan’s fans were all for it. Exclamation marks littered responses to the tweet.

“Would love this! First question: Have you guys tried DMT?” said one.

“Can the people of the internet please make this happen!” gushed another.

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This morning, President Donald Trump said he’d do it.

“I do!” he tweeted enthusiastically in response to Kennedy’s question.

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Conservative mouthpieces and politicians raced to call for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to agree to the marathon debate.

“Joe?” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) quote-tweeted the president.

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Some Trump supporters made jokes about Biden’s mental acuity.

“If Joe Biden can’t handle a 20 minute sit down interview with Chris Wallace, he sure as hell can’t handle a 4 hour debate with Trump moderated by Joe Rogan,” Tim Young said.

Others argued that Rogan’s show would hardly be a neutral venue. Rogan previously said he supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president; since Sanders lost, he’s gone on record supporting Trump.

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“Maybe Joe Biden should agree to do the Joe Rogan moderated debate if Trump agrees to do a Rachel Maddow moderated debate first,” suggested @Minuteman04.

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A few used the offer as an opportunity to dunk on Rogan.

“Having Joe Rogan moderate a presidential debate would as asinine as having an Evangelical pillow manufacturer speak as a health expert on a global pandemic,” joked author John Pavlovitz.

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Biden has not responded to Rogan’s offer—though it seems incredibly unlikely he’ll agree to do the debate.

The first (real) presidential debate is on Sept. 29.

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*First Published: Sep 14, 2020, 1:37 pm