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    Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins, one of several 'third-party' outsiders in the election, has vowed to take Joe Biden's place in a four-hour marathon podcast debate with President Donald Trump if the Democrat refuses the challenge.

    Social media users are demanding Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden turn up for a debate with President Donald Trump chaired by Joe Rogan.

    Journalist Tim Pool started the hashtag on Tuesday, a day after Trump enthusiastically agreed to the four-hour marathon debate proposed by comedian and UFC commentator Rogan.

    PollWatch used it when it tweeted the results of its informal Twitter survey showing overwhelming enthusiasm for the face-off.

    And ​Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins said on Tuesday he would debate with Trump if Biden would not.

    The new hashtag and the Rogan-mediated debate proved popular on social media:​

    Parodies of the debate were already on the internet before Biden has even responded ​to the offer:

     

     

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