On Monday evening, the Presidential Debate Commission announced that in light of what happened with the first debate between Trump and Biden they are planning on muting the microphones of the opposing candidate so the each man can have two minutes of uninterrupted speaking time. The commission says this is supposed to “ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues.”
With every segment, each candidate will be allowed two minutes to speak. Their opponents microphone will be muted, that way each man can get the allotted time to make their opening statement. After each two minute time slot, both microphones will be on to allow the debaters to engage and respond freely.
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In the Commission’s released statement they said, “We realize, after discussions with both campaigns, that neither campaign may be totally satisfied with the measures announced today. One may think they go too far, and one may think they do not go far enough. We are comfortable that these actions strike the right balance and that they are in the interest of the American people, for whom these debates are held.”
Bill Stepien is the Trump 2020 campaign manager and called the commission biased. Saying this is just another tempt to help Biden. He said, “President Trump is committed to debating Joe Biden regardless of last-minute rule changes from the biased commission in their latest attempt to provide an advantage to their favored candidate. This was supposed to be the foreign policy debate, so the President still looks forward to forcing Biden to answer the number one relevant question of whether he’s been compromised by the Communist Party of China.”
Stepien also noted that President Trump plans on asking Joe Biden about his son, Hunter, and why he allowed him to continue his illegal business dealings overseas and all the money Biden received courtesy his son’s trips across the ocean. He said there will be “no escape” for Biden and that he will answer the American people and give them the information they deserve to know.
Sources: Conservative Brief, Business Insider; Photo-ABC News