Biden says he's eager to debate Trump: 'I know how to handle bullies'
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday night that he is eager to debate President Donald Trump, who has continued to make baseless claims about the former vice president's mental fitness.
“I’m looking forward to getting on the debate stage with Trump and holding him accountable. I think I know how to handle bullies — we’ll find out,” Biden said at a campaign fundraiser.
Biden said his debate strategy includes focusing on the facts, explaining his agenda to voters, and pointing out promises Trump made but has failed to fulfill. He added that he does not want to see a shouting match with Trump.
“I hope I don’t get baited into getting into a brawl with this guy,” Biden said. “It’s going to be hard because I predict he’s going to be shouting." Biden added there was “a lot more I can say” about his strategy but declined to disclose the rest of his game plan.
This is the most direct response from Biden weeks before the highly-anticipated debate, which slated for Sept. 29 in Cleveland, Ohio.