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Biden’s team had a few demands for a Trump debate. A major one: No crowd.

Posted on AllSides May 17th, 2024
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2024 Presidential Election, Presidential Debates, Joe Biden
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When Donald Trump took the stage at a CNN town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, one year ago, a crowd of his supporters roared and jeered all through the event, overwhelming the moderator and effectively taking control of the event.

President Joe Biden’s advisers noticed.

They resolved in private that if Biden ever faced Trump on a debate stage, there would be no one in the peanut gallery.

That demand became part of the reelection campaign’s agreed-upon proposal to Trump this week for their two general election debates, one in...

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