President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.

President Joe Biden and Donald Trump have agreed to debate in June. Biden also trolled the former president.The president’s campaign is selling a t-shirt that pokes fun at Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial.

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump on Wednesday agreed to an unprecedented June presidential debate.

The two candidates quickly accepted CNN’s offer to attend a June 27th debate at the news network’s Atlanta studios.

Earlier in the day, Biden’s campaign proposed two presidential debates outside the traditional nonpartisan organization that has scheduled such contests for decades. Trump has since indicated that he will accept that offer.

Biden’s reelection team started selling a “Free on Wednesdays” shirt to tout their debate proposal before Trump had agreed. The shirt is a not-so-subtle reference to Trump’s ongoing Manhattan criminal trial. Trump is in court most of the week and has fallen asleep throughout the trial. One of the few exceptions is Wednesdays when Justice Juan Merchan has scheduled breaks in the proceedings.

“Trump’s acting like he wants to debate the President,” the item’s description reads. “We hear he’s free on Wednesdays. Let’s do it!”

The shirt costs $32 and is the latest example of a burgeoning trend where campaigns try to make money from merchandise to meet short-lived trends. Non-traditional merchandise can be lucrative to campaigns; Trump’s 2020 reelection famously made more than $450,000 from plastic straw sales alone.

After Trump accepted Biden’s offer, he said the pair should meet more than twice. Traditionally, presidential candidates square off three times, including a town hall-style debate.

“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,” Trump wrote on Truth, his social media platform. “Just tell me when, I’ll be there. ‘Let’s get ready to Rumble!!!;'”

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