Joe Biden headed off to Camp David for one week before the June 27th debate with President Trump.

The CNN debate will be the first contest between Trump and Biden before the 2024 presidential election.

On Thursday, the outlet confirmed the debate will be a head-to-head showdown.

“Joe Biden will now be in hiding for SEVEN DAYS at Camp David for ‘debate prep’. No press briefings. No media appearances. Nothing. Meanwhile, President Trump will be traversing the country for rallies and meeting voters. The choice is clear,” Nick Sortor wrote.

ABC News reports:

In what will be the first real showdown between the two this election cycle, the face-off could potentially shift the narrative for both candidates and each is looking to attract undecided voters in what is expected to be a very tight race.

Unlike in 2020, Biden’s 2024 duties as president will take away some of the time he has for debate prep, meaning much of it will be confined to the days immediately beforehand, officials said.

Biden has just completed a whirlwind couple of weeks that included two foreign trips and hosting two major fundraisers — all while dealing with the emotional fallout from his son, Hunter Biden’s, recent conviction on felony gun charges.

According to a campaign official, Ron Klain, Biden’s former chief of staff, is leading the debate preparations. Other senior campaign aides and longtime advisers, including Cedric Richmond, a former White House aide and current campaign co-chair, will also be on hand.

Per CNN:

To get ready, Biden is gathering trusted aides this week and next at Camp David, the mountainside presidential retreat, for several days of intensive discussion and preparation. The secluded complex of rustic lodges in Maryland has, in the past, helped focus Biden and his team ahead of important moments such as State of the Union speeches.

The preparations are expected to progress over a series of days, evolving from informal discussions about topics, questions and potential responses and culminating in more formal 90-minute mock debates. The president will likely be fueled by his favorite drink of orange Gatorade. (CNN debate rules stipulate that each candidate will have a pen, writing pad and a bottle of water at the podium.)

The White House is preserving the possibility that the president and his team could travel to Atlanta directly from Camp David, depending on how much practice remains.

Aides have been compiling binders of questions – with possible answers to each of them – on a wide range of topics for the president to peruse. Four years ago, Biden is said to have offered detailed feedback on every anticipated topic, sometimes rejecting certain suggestions altogether. At other points, he pushed aides to home in deeper on one subject matter or frame a response in a different way.

CNN released additional details about the debate earlier this week.

CNN Releases Additional Details For Trump-Biden Debate

The debate, moderated by Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, will be 90 minutes and include two commercial breaks.

Campaign staff may not interact with the candidates during the commercial breaks.

“Both candidates agreed to appear at a uniform podium, and their podium positions will be determined by a coin flip,” CNN wrote.

“Microphones will be muted throughout the debate except for the candidate whose turn it is to speak. While no props or pre-written notes will be allowed on the stage, candidates will be given a pen, a pad of paper and a bottle of water,” the outlet added.

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