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Elon Musk says that he’ll host a presidential debate involving Robert F Kennedy Jr on X, previously Twitter, forward of the 2024 US elections in November – with the impartial candidate calling on Joe Biden and Donald Trump to affix.

The president, 81, and his 77-year-old predecessor have already agreed to take the stage on 27 June for a highly-anticipated debate on CNN. It marks the earliest-ever common election debate in a presidential race.

Mr Trump and Mr Biden have additionally agreed to partake ABC’s televised debate on 10 September. There is a standard theme among the many two prime-time broadcasts: Mr Kennedy Jr is presently not on the visitor checklist.

X’s CEO, Mr Musk, began an internet back-and-forth after asserting that Mr Kennedy Jr “should be in the debate”.

The 70-year-old courted the tech mogul, asking: “Will you host one?” Mr Musk replied: “Sure.” No additional particulars have been introduced.

Robert F Kennedy has been publicly speaking with Elon Musk about the debate on X
Robert F Kennedy has been publicly talking with Elon Musk in regards to the debate on X (AP)

On Thursday, Mr Kennedy Jr famous that X was the correct place for a debate to be held, claiming that its viewers measurement is 100-fold that of CNN.

Mr Musk, as soon as once more responding concisely, writing on Thursday morning: “True.”

Now, the ‘We the People’ social gathering chief, which he created in January this yr, has referred to as on Mr Trump and Mr Biden to affix him on the social media debate.

“@realDonaldTrump, I know you’ve got the guts to do it. Do you want to call @POTUS or should I,?” Mr Kennedy Jr wrote on X on Wednesday. Neither have rsponded to the request.

While Mr Kennedy Jr hasn’t obtained an invitation to the 2 debates set to be broadcast later this yr, it could change if he meets the qualifying threshold for each ABC and CNN.

Rules state that he wants to draw 15 per cent assist in 4 nationwide polls. He presently has two of the 4 he wants garnering 16 per cent assist in each CNN/SSRS and Quinnipiac University polls between 18 and 23 April.

Mr Kennedy Jr would additionally need to have poll entry in sufficient states to theoretically win 270 electoral votes – which he has not amassed.

Mr Trump and Mr Biden sparred on the debate stage during their race to the White House in 2020
Mr Trump and Mr Biden sparred on the talk stage throughout their race to the White House in 2020 (AP)

If the edge was met, Mr Kennedy Jr would develop into the primary third-party presidential candidate to affix a debate since 1992, which noticed impartial businessman Ross Perot of Texas tackle Republican George Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton.

The chance of a 3rd contender becoming a member of the talk has raised tensions in each events’ camps.

Mr Trump instructed Mr Kennedy Jr, who’s the nephew of America’s thirty fifth president John F Kennedy, that he can’t simply get within the debate for his identify.

Mr Trump mentioned he had “no problem” with Mr Kennedy Jr becoming a member of the talk. However, “Junior’ needs more than his name to get on the ‘stage!,’” he  wrote on his Truth Social platform.

In a memo earlier this month, Mr Biden’s marketing campaign stipulated that the debates needs to be restricted to simply the president and the presumptive Republican nominee.