It looks like Biden’s handlers pulled some strings for him.
President Trump and Joe Biden will have their microphones muted during their final debate.
The Commission on Presidential Debates released a statement saying that each candidate will be able to give a two-minute response to any question the moderator asks without any interruptions, the opponent who the questions aren’t addressed to will have their microphone muted.
This new rule change should be called the Biden rule being it mostly favors him.
The Democrats sure have been busy censoring Conservatives this week.
The Commission on Presidential Debates announced yesterday that nominees President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will have their microphones muted while the other offers their opening two-minute answers during this Thursday's debate. pic.twitter.com/ridfTX3lq8
— Breakfast Television (@breakfasttv) October 20, 2020
Microphones Will Be Automatically Muted During The Final Presidential Debate After Trump Caused Chaos At The Last One https://t.co/cKUKVZJiLi
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) October 20, 2020
Microphones will be muted during the final US presidential debate to avoid Donald Trump and Joe Biden interrupting one another, it has been confirmed https://t.co/gEOtDqVUgp
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 20, 2020
CNBC covered the full story and shared these details:
President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will at times have their microphones cut during their next debate, the event’s sponsors announced Monday.
When one of the two candidates is given a chance to provide a two-minute answer to each of the six debate topics, his opponent’s microphone will be muted, the Commission on Presidential Debates said in a statement.
The final debate scheduled between Trump and Biden is set for Thursday at 9 p.m. ET in Nashville. It will be moderated by NBC News’ Kristen Welker. It will run 90 minutes in length, with each of the six topics allotted 15 minutes.
A big change has been announced to the final presidential debate, scheduled for Thursday. The participant’s microphones will be muted at certain points. It's part of an effort to keep it more civil than it was last time.@EdOKeefe explains. pic.twitter.com/4OreJqaJbP
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 20, 2020
RACE FOR 2020: The Trump campaign is slamming the Debate Commission for its new rule for Thursday's debate, which allows for a candidate’s microphone to be muted. ABC's Andrew Dymburt reports. pic.twitter.com/diONU6U9T8
— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) October 20, 2020
The New York Times wasn’t quiet and added this:
The microphones of President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be muted during portions of the final presidential debate on Thursday, the organizers said late Monday, in an unusual effort to avoid the unruly spectacle of the candidates’ first meeting in Cleveland last month.
The debate’s rules remain the same: Each candidate will be allotted two minutes to initially answer the moderator’s questions. But the Commission on Presidential Debates said it would turn off each candidate’s audio feed while his rival had the floor.
Once each candidate has delivered his two-minute reply, Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden, the Democratic nominee, will be allowed to freely engage with each other for the remainder of each 15-minute segment, with both microphones fully functional.
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