Trump challenges 'crooked' Biden to another debate next week and round of GOLF


Donald Trump has challenged Joe Biden to another debate and a golf match

Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 10/07/2024

- 11:29

The former President has claimed that the match would be 'bigger than the Ryder Cup or even the Masters'

Donald Trump has challenged a “crooked” Joe Biden to both another debate and a round of golf next week.

During his latest campaign rally, the former President said that the debate would be “man to man, no moderators, no holds barred”, whilst the match would be “bigger than the Ryder Cup or even the Masters”.

Speaking to crowds at the Trump National Doral Golf Club in Miami, Florida, the 77-year-old slammed the poor performance of Biden in their debate last month, which has hampered his re-election campaign.

He said: “I’m officially offering Joe the chance to redeem himself in front of the entire world.

Biden/TrumpDonald Trump has challenged Joe Biden to another debate and a golf matchGetty/Reuters

“Let’s do another debate this week so that sleepy Joe Biden can prove to everyone all over the world that he has what it takes to be president,” Trump added. “But this time it will be man-to-man, no moderators, no holds barred. Just name the place, anytime, anywhere.”

Referring to a recent squabble between the pair where they bickered about who has the best golf handicap, Trump said: “That’s why this evening I am also … officially challenging crooked Joe to an 18-hole golf match.”

He suggested that it be held on his golf course in Doral and be televised. He also staked $1million on the match.

“I will even give Joe Biden 10 strokes aside, 10 strokes, that's a lot. That means 20 strokes in case you don't play golf,” he continued.


Former U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after speaking at a campaign rally at the Trump National Doral Golf Club

Trump leaves after speaking at a campaign rally at the Trump National Doral Golf Club


“And if he wins I will give the charity of his choice - any charity that he wants - $10m,” Trump added. “And I bet he doesn't take the offer.”

The Biden campaign responded to Trump’s suggestions, saying that the President “doesn’t have time for Donald Trump’s weird antics – he’s busy leading America and defending the free world”.

James Singer, a spokesperson for Biden, said in a statement: “Donald Trump hasn’t been seen in public for 12 days, now he’s inviting fictional serial killers to dinner, teasing lil’ Marco Rubio, praising Project 2025 architect Tom Homan, and challenging the President of the United States to golf.”

“Donald Trump is a liar, a convict, and a fraud only out for himself – par for the course,” Singer added.

After a poor debate performance last month, Biden has vowed to fight Donald Trump on November 5 but has admitted that he is “not blind” to concerns about his age.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Joe Biden went head to head in the latest US Presidential Debate last month


In a letter to Democrats in Congress, the 81-year-old President stressed he remains "firmly committed" to his re-election campaign.

Biden wrote: “I want you to know that despite all the speculation in the press and elsewhere, I am firmly committed to staying in this race, to running this race to the end, and to beating Donald Trump.”

He added: “I can respond to all this by saying clearly and unequivocally: I wouldn't be running again if I did not absolutely believe I was the best person to beat Donald Trump in 2024.”

Speculation about blunderous Biden stepping aside came after his gaffe-filled appearance last month.

The 46th President has long been known to make a number of mistakes but the debate appeared to expose the issue to an even greater extent.

A new Ipsos poll showed that one in three Democrats think Biden should end his re-election bid following the debate. However, it also found no prominent elected Democrat does any better than Biden in a hypothetical matchup against Trump.

You may like