Politics

Podesta Calls Out Trump on Debates

Clinton campaign chairman says game on for three presidential debates

Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta criticized Republican nominee Donald Trump's complaints about the debates. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman said her campaign has agreed to the date and time set for all three presidential debates.

"With so much at stake in the fall elections, she believes the debates will provide the American people with an important opportunity to hear from candidates on issues critical to the country's future," said John Podesta, who previously served as White House chief of staff during Bill Clinton's administration.

Podesta also called out Republican nominee Donald Trump, who has complained about two of the debates going up against NFL games and falsely claimed that the NFL sent him a letter about the matter. 

"It is not clear if he is trying to avoid debates or merely toying with the press to create more drama," Podesta said.

Three presidential debates are scheduled for September 26, October 9 and October 19. A vice presidential debate is scheduled for October 4. All are 90 minutes and begin at 9 p.m. EDT.

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