Fox News Hosts Go Into Meltdown Mode Over Biden-Trump Debate Deal

The right-wing network launched into conspiracy theories about the upcoming debates almost immediately.
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Fox News hosts are freaking out after President Joe Biden on Wednesday challenged Donald Trump to debate him and the two quickly agreed to meet twice between now and Election Day.

The first debate is set for next month on CNN, while the second is planned for September on ABC.

Though the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee has also pushed for a Fox News debate, the Democratic incumbent hasn’t agreed to that ― and the network’s hosts are in meltdown mode as a result.

Sean Hannity criticized CNN’s Jake Tapper, who is set to be one of the debate moderators, by calling him a “radical left-wing partisan.” Hannity demanded that moderators’ mics get cut off after asking Trump questions, and he also launched into some wild conspiracy theories about Biden.

He claimed that Biden will take a “heavy dose” of “whatever he took before the State of the Union” address to win the debates. He further suggested that Biden is “secretly” trying to get out of the debates.

The right-wing network’s Laura Ingraham went full Opposite Day by saying that Trump can be calm and presidential, while Biden is prone to ranting.

“All Donald Trump has to do is stay calm and stay calm during the entire debate, and let Biden rant and rave, because Scranton Joe is looking and sounding meaner and more petty by the day,” Ingraham said. “And then Trump, by comparison, he easily appears presidential, cool, confident and, yeah, possessing a lot of common sense.”

Meanwhile, Jesse Watters seemed almost impressed by Biden’s crack about Trump’s packed calendar amid his hush money trial.

“Let’s pick the dates, Donald,” Biden had said in a video challenging Trump to the debates. “I hear you’re free on Wednesdays.”

“Wooooooooow! The day the Democrats aren’t tying him down in court,” Watters said. “That is some Dark Brandon.”

But Watters, too, had a ton of problems with the debate conditions, moderators, networks and more. He also offered some conspiracy theories of his own, such as the claim that Biden scheduled the first debate early to prevent shadowy “kingmakers” from replacing him with another presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention.

And, like Hannity, Watters claimed that Biden will be “shot up” with something to enhance his performance.

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