The Commission on Presidential Debates is promising changes and more “structure” after this week’s presidential debate in which the candidates repeatedly interrupted one another and disregarded the rules.
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Debate commission promises changes following chaotic Biden-Trump face-off
The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has announced that changes are coming to provide more “structure” in order to avoid a repeat of the unruly contest Americans witnessed on Tuesday.
Moderator Chris Wallace struggled and mostly failed to maintain control of a contest, as both candidates repeatedly interrupted and spoke over one another. However, moderator Wallace also frequently interrupted Trump, and at times appeared to be the one debating the president.
“Last night’s debate made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues,” the CPD said in a statement. “The CPD will be carefully considering the changes that it will adopt and will announce those measures shortly.”
Candidates mics may be cut off
While no specific measures have been formally announced, a source close to the commission said one measure the CPD was considering is the ability to cut off a candidate’s microphone when the rules are violated, NBC reported.
Nora O’Donnell of CBS tweeted: “EXCLUSIVE: @CBSNews has learned the Commission on Presidential Debates plans to issue strict new rules in the coming days that include cutting off a candidate’s microphone if they violate the rules, per an informed source.”
Crowd at Trump Rally shouts “lock her up” about Omar
President Donald Trump warned of the dangers of allowing refugees to resettle in Minnesota during a rally in Duluth on Wednesday while taking aim at the controversy surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), The Hill reported.
“What is going on with Omar?” Trump said, citing claims that tie Omar to a ballot harvesting scheme. “I’ve been reading these reports for two years about how corrupt and crooked she is. Let’s get with it. Let’s get with it.”
The crowd then broke into a chant of “lock her up.”
“Another massive issue for Minnesota is the election of Joe Biden’s plan to inundate your state with a historic flood of refugees,” Trump said. “Congratulations, Minnesota. Congratulations. No.”
Poll: Overwhelming majority of Spanish-speaking Americans say Trump won the debate
An overwhelming 66% of Spanish-speaking Americans set President Donald Trump won the debate on Tuesday against former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a poll conducted by Telemundo on Twitter, the Daily Wire reported.
Only 34% of Telemundo viewers felt Biden won the debate.