When host Sandra Smith asked Bedingfield on Monday if it’s a consideration for Biden to skip the debates all together, she said, “We are very much looking forward to debating Donald Trump” and putting the candidates’ “contrasts on display.”
“I would say there is one candidate in this race who has agreed to three debates and that’s Joe Biden. The Trump campaign has actually not agreed yet to participate in the debates set by the presidential debate commission,” Bedingfield continued.
In the Fox interview conducted a few hours before Bedingfield’s appearance on the channel, Stepien said the president wants to schedule more debates against Biden and sooner.
He noted that the first debate is scheduled for Sept. 29 and warned that the date was too late.
“By that time 16 states will already have been voting,” Stepien said, referencing the fact that most Americans will be participating in mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.