Former President Donald Trump discussed landing his inaugural 2024 presidential election cycle debate opposite President Joe Biden.

While speaking to anchor Jake Tapper, one of the upcoming debate moderators, Trump called him “Fake Tapper.”

York noted how “Trump said it was the result of what he believes was failed gamesmanship on the part of the Biden campaign” when asked how the debate came together.

“What they did, I’m pretty sure, is that they approached me with a debate that I couldn’t take,” Trump outlined.

The former president said that Tapper and co-anchor Dana Bash were picked to be debate moderators. These are some of the other rules CNN has set for their debate on Thursday evening, according to Trump.

“No audience, sitting down, originally sitting down, a dead debate, turn off the mics when you’re not speaking so I can’t interrupt him,” he went on.

“They knew I wouldn’t accept that because it was CNN, Dana Bash, Jake Tapper, and I like an audience and probably he doesn’t, who knows?” Trump continued.

“But there also appears to be little doubt that Biden, who trailed Trump in both national and key state polls, felt a need to shake up the race, and to do it sooner rather than later,” York wrote.

“Thus, the June 27 debate will be the earliest general election faceoff ever,” he went on.

ABC News will host another debate between Biden and Trump on September 10.

On Monday, CNN anchor Kasie Hunt cut off a debate preview when Trump campaign press secretary Karoline Leavitt kept hammering about how those same moderators have attacked her boss before.

In a statement released by the cable network, which dismissed Tapper and Bash as “well-respected veteran journalists” who have moderated past political debates.

CNN added, “There are no two people better equipped to co-moderate a substantial and fact-based discussion and we look forward to the debate on June 27 in Atlanta.”