How to Watch the Presidential Debate Live Online

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Published Time: 27.06.2024 - 18:31:33 Modified Time: 27.06.2024 - 18:31:33

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Joe BidenandDonald Trumpwill face off in the first of their two debates on Thursday night, leading up to this year’s presidential election. The first 2024 presidential debate will take place at 9 p.m. ETin CNN’s Atlanta studios. It will air live on CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español,CNN Maxand CNN.com. There will not be an audience present “to ensure candidatesmay maximize the time allotted in the debate,” CNN said in a release. Anchors Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will moderate.

For those that don’t have cable, the best way to tune into Thursday night’s CNN debate is on a live TV streamer such as DirecTV, Sling TV and Hulu + Live TV — all of which have free trials if you aren’t looking for the monthly committment.

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This will be the first debate between Biden and Trump ahead of the 2024 election, where Trump is seeking to return to the White House. Trump notably did not participate in any of the Republican primary debates leading up to the general election.

Last month, Bidenposted a video on Xprodding Trump to debate him. In it, Biden made fun of Trump’s criminal trial for hush money payments, of which Trump has now been found guilty on all 34 charges.

“Donald Trump lost two debates to me in 202 -

0. Since then, he hasn’t shown up for a debate,” Biden said. “Now, he’s acting like he wants to debate me again. Well, make my day, pal. I’ll even do it twice. So let’s pick the dates, Donald. I heard you’re free on Wednesdays.”

Trumpresponded on his Truth Social platform, writing: “Crooked Joe Biden is the WORST debater I have ever faced – He can’t put two sentences together! … I am Ready and Willing to Debate Crooked Joe at the two proposed times in June and September. I would strongly recommend more than two debates and, for excitement purposes, a very large venue, although Biden is supposedly afraid of crowds – That’s only because he doesn’t get them.”

It was also reported last month that CNN plans to run commercials during the event, which has run free of ads for many years under the management of the non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates.

The second presidential debate will be hosted by ABC on Sept. 10. In the meantime, stream the first 2024 presidential debate live online below:

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