The first Trump/Biden debate is on the horizon 

May 20 – On June 27 in Atlanta, Georgia, the country will get to see President Joe Biden and Republican nominee Donald Trump square off in a debate to gain support for the 2024 presidential election in November. 

The debate will be held in the CNN studios and have no audience. 

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “I want an independent drug test if we’re going to have a debate. There was footage that they had, they were comparison screens of a couple of announcements from the occupant of the White House, one where he doesn’t blink. How long does he talk? For at least two minutes without one blink? What on earth is going on? And where are the intellectually honest Democrats going, what on earth is going on here?”

During a speech for the National Rifle Association this weekend, Trump has also challenged Biden to take a drug test. 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “Biden has not responded. I have mixed feelings about that because I would like to see the test. Part of me also wonders, does this become Trump’s off ramp for the debate? He’ll say I’m not going to do this now, if you don’t take the drug test.”

Biden was in Atlanta this weekend and then in Detroit. 

Barkdoll said, “His performance, for lack of a better term, does seem so hot and cold. You see these instances where he just doesn’t seem very cogent and he just seems out of it. Other times he seems very sharp and on it. So Trump threw that out this weekend. I’ll be curious if Biden responds today, because I think they’re almost going to have to and if Biden says no, does Trump then back out of the debate?”

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM wondered, “Are you surprised and I think Trump undercut them by quickly responding to those offers and taking them. I have a feeling they thought at least he would drag his feet on it and they could get more traction out of sight, he doesn’t want to debate. I think he kind of surprised them when he accepted all the terms and why is nobody talking about how Biden is going against the norms? I’m afraid if Trump had done this and said I’m not going to work with the commission, everybody would say well, look, see he’s outside the normal range and he just wants to upset things. But Biden does it and you don’t hear a peep from the media.”

Barkdoll said, “I still think this whole thing was a way to avoid RFK being on the stage because RFK was getting dangerously close to meeting the criteria that the commission had set forth. They had already scheduled their three dates and their three venues and I don’t think Biden or Trump won him on the stage. So this was a way to isolate him as well. But, you think about these debates, it’s only about four to five weeks away. It will be the first debate, if it happens.” 

Jansen said, “It’s so far ahead of the election. So either if it goes bad, I guess we’re counting on people forgetting about it by the time the election rolls around, or they’ll use it for campaign fodder, I’m sure.”

Ryan asked, “Where is the cognitive test? The projection on the left is so ridiculous. You guys couldn’t wait to scream bloody murder. We’ve got to have a cognitive test (for Trump). Then he took it and then shut you all up here. Where are the intellectually honest Democrats? Just focusing on one thing here, all right, orange man bad, knock yourself out here, or whatever you want to say. But let’s be honest here. Where’s the cognitive screams from the left hand side? If he’s such a guy, and you’ve got your signs up at the Franklin County Democratic committee offices here, Biden/Harris, you see him traveling through Hotlanta. Nobody cares about this guy yet he gets 81 million votes here. But where are the screams out of the left hand side? If you’re going to be honest about it, Bob Casey or any of the local candidates here, well, you got the sign up in front of your offices at the Franklin County Democratic committee. Where are you on the cognitive test?”

“Consistency,” Jansen said. “Where’s the consistency?” 

Ryan insisted, “There isn’t any because you because if you do demand that stuff, oh, you’re stepping out of line here. You’re not a good boy, like Bob Casey is or any of the locals. You’ve got to keep that sign up there.”

Barkdoll said, “I’m with Nikki Haley on this issue. Anybody over 75 in a federal office should have to take a cognitive test. Remember, if Biden is reelected, he would be 86 at the end of another term. If Trump wins, Trump will actually be older than Biden was when Biden was elected to this term. So anyway you cut it, we’ll have the oldest president ever elected this year, assuming that it is Trump versus Biden. It’s really remarkable.”