Major media outlets ask Biden, Trump to debate one another

Twelve major media outlets signed a joint statement asking President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, the presumptive nominees, to debate ahead of the general election in November

ABC News, The Associated Press, CBS News, CNN, C-SPAN, FOX News Media, NBCUniversal News Group, NewsNation, Noticias Univision (Univision Network News), NPR, PBS NewsHour, and USA TODAY signed the letter requesting a debate. They say debates play a vital role in democracy

“With the contours of the 2024 general election now coming into clear focus, we — the undersigned national news organizations — urge the presumptive presidential nominees to publicly commit to participating in general election debates before November’s election,” the letter said.

The letter said the tradition of having presidential candidates debate goes back to 1976.

“General election debates have a rich tradition in our American democracy, having played
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