Trump says he wants a four-hour debate with Biden moderated by Joe Roganby Katherine Doyle
President Trump said he would gladly participate in a four-hour debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden moderated by podcast host Joe Rogan.
The idea was proposed by Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor Tim Kennedy, who tweeted that Rogan had already agreed to the concept of a debate with "just the two candidates, cameras, and their vision of how to move this country forward."
"It would be four hours with no live audience," his tweet read. "Who wants this?"
In response on Monday, Trump tweeted, "I do!"
The Trump campaign has called for additional debates outside the three planned by the Commission on Presidential Debates. And Trump, in an interview with the Washington Examiner this month, called for drug tests for both candidates immediately before the first debate on Sept. 29.
Trump has repeatedly charged that Biden may be using drugs to enhance his performance.
Trump has made Biden's alleged cognitive decline a centerpiece of his attacks against the former vice president.
Rogan, too, has raised concerns about Biden's mental acuity. Earlier this year, he predicted that "Trump is going to eat him alive" in the election. Rogan has also said he would "rather vote for Trump" than Biden.
Rogan supported Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. His hourlong interview with Sanders racked up more than 13 million views online.
In July, he said he would soon leave California for Texas, “where you have a little bit more freedom."
Rogan, whose podcast The Joe Rogan Experience is among the most popular in the world, signed a licensing deal this year with Spotify worth more than $100 million.