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Could we see former President Donald TrumpRobert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mike ter Maat on the debate stage at the end of the month?

Highly unlikely, but the gauntlet has been thrown down at the feet of two of those three.

On Wednesday, Kennedy challenged Trump to a debate at a Libertarian convention later this month in Washington, D.C.

Citing his polling numbers in a three-way race, Kennedy offered the neutral site where both candidates will be speaking as a location.

“It’s perfect neutral territory for you and me to have a debate where you can defend your record for your wavering supporters,” he wrote on Twitter.

“You yourself have said you’re not afraid to debate me as long as my poll numbers are decent. Well, they are. In fact, I’m the only presidential candidate in history who has polled ahead of both major party candidates in head-to-head races.

“So let’s meet at the Libertarian convention and show the American public that at least two of the major candidates aren’t afraid to debate each other. I asked the convention organizers and they are game for us to use our time there to bring the American people the debate they deserve!”

Kennedy’s poll numbers in the Keystone State belie his claim. The latest Muhlenberg College poll showed that a two-way race between Trump and President Joe Biden finds Trump with a 44-41 advantage. In a three-way competition with Kennedy, the Republican and Democrat are even at 35% with RFK Jr. pulling in 18 percent.

More recent polling suggests that Kennedy is potentially hurting Trump’s campaign more than Biden’s.

Trump originally backed Kennedy’s campaign, saying he was “great for MAGA,” and that running against Biden would be a “great service to America.”

His tone changed once the upstart chose to run as an independent versus challenging the 46th president as a Democrat. Writing on his social media channel Truth Social, Trump said that “RFK Jr. is a Democrat ‘Plant,’ a Radical Left Liberal who’s been put in place in order to help Crooked Joe Biden, the Worst President in the History of the United States, get Re-Elected.”

ter Maat, the Libertarian candidate for President, joined in on Thursday, calling on Kennedy to debate him.

“Given Kennedy’s repeated flirtations with the Libertarian Party nomination, the most appropriate debate is with me, not with Trump who will never seek our nomination,” ter Maat wrote in a letter.

“RFK Jr.’s on-and-off interest in the Libertarian Party presidential nomination has struck me as a mismatch to his pro-good-government policy bent,” he wrote in an accompnaying email. “Now that he has said that he will be coming to the LP convention, I, as the frontrunner for the LP nomination, would like to give him a chance to prove his libertarian bona fides. Or put an end to the ongoing speculation.

“After all, the road to the LP nomination will eventually have to go through me.”

He also called for the Republican National Committee to provide him time at its convention in Milwaukee in mid-July.

“The Libertarian National Committee chair generously invited Trump and President Biden to our national convention, and we believe they should offer us similar opportunities at their conventions.”

Could we see former President Donald TrumpRobert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mike ter Maat on the debate stage at the end of the month?

Highly unlikely, but the gauntlet has been thrown down at the feet of two of those three.

On Wednesday, Kennedy challenged Trump to a debate at a Libertarian convention later this month in Washington, D.C.

Citing his polling numbers in a three-way race, Kennedy offered the neutral site where both candidates will be speaking as a location.

“It’s perfect neutral territory for you and me to have a debate where you can defend your record for your wavering supporters,” he wrote on Twitter.

“You yourself have said you’re not afraid to debate me as long as my poll numbers are decent. Well, they are. In fact, I’m the only presidential candidate in history who has polled ahead of both major party candidates in head-to-head races.

“So let’s meet at the Libertarian convention and show the American public that at least two of the major candidates aren’t afraid to debate each other. I asked the convention organizers and they are game for us to use our time there to bring the American people the debate they deserve!”

Kennedy’s poll numbers in the Keystone State belie his claim. The latest Muhlenberg College poll showed that a two-way race between Trump and President Joe Biden finds Trump with a 44-41 advantage. In a three-way competition with Kennedy, the Republican and Democrat are even at 35% with RFK Jr. pulling in 18 percent.

More recent polling suggests that Kennedy is potentially hurting Trump’s campaign more than Biden’s.

Trump originally backed Kennedy’s campaign, saying he was “great for MAGA,” and that running against Biden would be a “great service to America.”

His tone changed once the upstart chose to run as an independent versus challenging the 46th president as a Democrat. Writing on his social media channel Truth Social, Trump said that “RFK Jr. is a Democrat ‘Plant,’ a Radical Left Liberal who’s been put in place in order to help Crooked Joe Biden, the Worst President in the History of the United States, get Re-Elected.”

ter Maat, the Libertarian candidate for President, joined in on Thursday, calling on Kennedy to debate him.

“Given Kennedy’s repeated flirtations with the Libertarian Party nomination, the most appropriate debate is with me, not with Trump who will never seek our nomination,” ter Maat wrote in a letter.

“RFK Jr.’s on-and-off interest in the Libertarian Party presidential nomination has struck me as a mismatch to his pro-good-government policy bent,” he wrote in an accompnaying email. “Now that he has said that he will be coming to the LP convention, I, as the frontrunner for the LP nomination, would like to give him a chance to prove his libertarian bona fides. Or put an end to the ongoing speculation.

“After all, the road to the LP nomination will eventually have to go through me.”

He also called for the Republican National Committee to provide him time at its convention in Milwaukee in mid-July.

“The Libertarian National Committee chair generously invited Trump and President Biden to our national convention, and we believe they should offer us similar opportunities at their conventions.”

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Could we see former President Donald TrumpRobert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mike ter Maat on the debate stage at the end of the month?

Highly unlikely, but the gauntlet has been thrown down at the feet of two of those three.

On Wednesday, Kennedy challenged Trump to a debate at a Libertarian convention later this month in Washington, D.C.

Citing his polling numbers in a three-way race, Kennedy offered the neutral site where both candidates will be speaking as a location.

“It’s perfect neutral territory for you and me to have a debate where you can defend your record for your wavering supporters,” he wrote on Twitter.

“You yourself have said you’re not afraid to debate me as long as my poll numbers are decent. Well, they are. In fact, I’m the only presidential candidate in history who has polled ahead of both major party candidates in head-to-head races.

“So let’s meet at the Libertarian convention and show the American public that at least two of the major candidates aren’t afraid to debate each other. I asked the convention organizers and they are game for us to use our time there to bring the American people the debate they deserve!”

Kennedy’s poll numbers in the Keystone State belie his claim. The latest Muhlenberg College poll showed that a two-way race between Trump and President Joe Biden finds Trump with a 44-41 advantage. In a three-way competition with Kennedy, the Republican and Democrat are even at 35% with RFK Jr. pulling in 18 percent.

More recent polling suggests that Kennedy is potentially hurting Trump’s campaign more than Biden’s.

Trump originally backed Kennedy’s campaign, saying he was “great for MAGA,” and that running against Biden would be a “great service to America.”

His tone changed once the upstart chose to run as an independent versus challenging the 46th president as a Democrat. Writing on his social media channel Truth Social, Trump said that “RFK Jr. is a Democrat ‘Plant,’ a Radical Left Liberal who’s been put in place in order to help Crooked Joe Biden, the Worst President in the History of the United States, get Re-Elected.”

ter Maat, the Libertarian candidate for President, joined in on Thursday, calling on Kennedy to debate him.

“Given Kennedy’s repeated flirtations with the Libertarian Party nomination, the most appropriate debate is with me, not with Trump who will never seek our nomination,” ter Maat wrote in a letter.

“RFK Jr.’s on-and-off interest in the Libertarian Party presidential nomination has struck me as a mismatch to his pro-good-government policy bent,” he wrote in an accompnaying email. “Now that he has said that he will be coming to the LP convention, I, as the frontrunner for the LP nomination, would like to give him a chance to prove his libertarian bona fides. Or put an end to the ongoing speculation.

“After all, the road to the LP nomination will eventually have to go through me.”

He also called for the Republican National Committee to provide him time at its convention in Milwaukee in mid-July.

“The Libertarian National Committee chair generously invited Trump and President Biden to our national convention, and we believe they should offer us similar opportunities at their conventions.”

Could we see former President Donald TrumpRobert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mike ter Maat on the debate stage at the end of the month?

Highly unlikely, but the gauntlet has been thrown down at the feet of two of those three.

On Wednesday, Kennedy challenged Trump to a debate at a Libertarian convention later this month in Washington, D.C.

Citing his polling numbers in a three-way race, Kennedy offered the neutral site where both candidates will be speaking as a location.

“It’s perfect neutral territory for you and me to have a debate where you can defend your record for your wavering supporters,” he wrote on Twitter.

“You yourself have said you’re not afraid to debate me as long as my poll numbers are decent. Well, they are. In fact, I’m the only presidential candidate in history who has polled ahead of both major party candidates in head-to-head races.

“So let’s meet at the Libertarian convention and show the American public that at least two of the major candidates aren’t afraid to debate each other. I asked the convention organizers and they are game for us to use our time there to bring the American people the debate they deserve!”

Kennedy’s poll numbers in the Keystone State belie his claim. The latest Muhlenberg College poll showed that a two-way race between Trump and President Joe Biden finds Trump with a 44-41 advantage. In a three-way competition with Kennedy, the Republican and Democrat are even at 35% with RFK Jr. pulling in 18 percent.

More recent polling suggests that Kennedy is potentially hurting Trump’s campaign more than Biden’s.

Trump originally backed Kennedy’s campaign, saying he was “great for MAGA,” and that running against Biden would be a “great service to America.”

His tone changed once the upstart chose to run as an independent versus challenging the 46th president as a Democrat. Writing on his social media channel Truth Social, Trump said that “RFK Jr. is a Democrat ‘Plant,’ a Radical Left Liberal who’s been put in place in order to help Crooked Joe Biden, the Worst President in the History of the United States, get Re-Elected.”

ter Maat, the Libertarian candidate for President, joined in on Thursday, calling on Kennedy to debate him.

“Given Kennedy’s repeated flirtations with the Libertarian Party nomination, the most appropriate debate is with me, not with Trump who will never seek our nomination,” ter Maat wrote in a letter.

“RFK Jr.’s on-and-off interest in the Libertarian Party presidential nomination has struck me as a mismatch to his pro-good-government policy bent,” he wrote in an accompnaying email. “Now that he has said that he will be coming to the LP convention, I, as the frontrunner for the LP nomination, would like to give him a chance to prove his libertarian bona fides. Or put an end to the ongoing speculation.

“After all, the road to the LP nomination will eventually have to go through me.”

He also called for the Republican National Committee to provide him time at its convention in Milwaukee in mid-July.

“The Libertarian National Committee chair generously invited Trump and President Biden to our national convention, and we believe they should offer us similar opportunities at their conventions.”

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