Newsom says Biden should debate Trump, 'beat' him like in 2020


California Gov. Gavin Newsom called on President Biden to debate former President Donald Trump, the GOP frontrunner, arguing that the president could "beat" Trump like he did in 2020.

"Biden beat Trump in the prior debates. I look forward to it," the California Democrat said during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.

The comment comes as Biden has so far refused to commit to debate Trump, who has a commanding lead in the Republican presidential primary race. Trump, on the other hand, has called on the president to debate him "immediately," arguing such an event would be "for the good of the country."

Trump's desire to debate Biden comes despite his refusal to appear for debates against GOP primary foes, something Newsom argued Sunday was "weakness masquerading as strength."

"This is... pure projection on a guy who refused to debate in his own primary," Newsom said.

But not everyone believes Biden has much to gain by debating Trump ahead of this year's election, with the topic recently becoming the subject of a heated debate between the co-hosts of "The View" earlier this week.... (Read more)

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