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Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an independent presidential candidate, has proposed holding a presidential debate on social platform X, emphasizing its broader audience compared to traditional news networks slated to host upcoming debates.

In a post on X, RFK said, “X is where the debate should beThe new public square with 100x the audience of CNN. @realDonaldTrump, I know you’ve got the guts to do it. Do you want to call @POTUS or should I?”

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Kennedy reached out to Elon Musk, the owner of X, to see if he could host the debate. Musk agreed, prompting Kennedy to officially call for the debate to be held on the platform.

This development comes as President Biden and former President Trump have consented to participate in two general election debates. The first is scheduled for June 27 on CNN, with the second set for September 10 on ABC News. Kennedy has been excluded from these debates for now but could join if he meets the required criteria: achieving 15% in four national polls and being on the ballot in enough states to secure 270 electoral votes.

Kennedy has argued that his exclusion harms democratic principles, which thrive on exchanging political ideas and upholding free speech. Earlier this month, he claimed, “They are trying to exclude me from their debate because they are afraid I would win. Keeping viable candidates off the debate stage undermines democracy.”


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