The Debate Committee announced on Monday that it would silence the microphone of the candidate who does not speak during segments at the start of each debate topic, leading critics to argue that the move is designed to help Joe Biden.
The Debating Committee says the rule change will allow for an ‘additional structure’, noting that ‘the Commission considered it appropriate to adopt measures to promote compliance with the agreed rules and that there was no there is no need to make any changes to these rules. ”:
WASHINGTON (AP) – The debate committee adopts new rules to mute microphones to allow Trump, Biden 2 minutes of uninterrupted time per segment.
– Mike Balsamo (@ MikeBalsamo1) October 19, 2020
– Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 19, 2020
Allowing the use of a mute button will no doubt favor Joe Biden, as Trump is required to constantly bring up the scandal of the Ukraine deal, as well as other grim details about Hunter’s laptop. Biden.
New debate rules were passed and the debate moderator was given a mute button, especially of course, to silence President Trump.
If candidates can be silent on a whim, is it even a “debate”?
1. Pathetic. 2. If you are not allowed to interact with your opponent, is it still really a debate? 3. The @debates The Commission could just as easily make it official and join the Biden campaign. https://t.co/lnQQhNOij5
– Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) October 19, 2020
The Trump campaign responded to the rule change with the following statement, also highlighting how foreign policy has been ridiculously dropped as a topic:
“President Trump has vowed to debate Joe Biden regardless of last-minute rule changes by the biased commission in his latest attempt to give his favorite candidate an advantage.
It was supposed to be the foreign policy debate, so the president is still anxiously waiting to force Biden to answer the first relevant question of whether he was compromised by the Chinese Communist Party.
Why Biden allowed his son Hunter to sell him access when he was Vice President, and why there were Chinese payment arrangements for Joe himself worked out by Hunter and his sketchy partners ?
If the media doesn’t ask Joe Biden these questions, the president will, and there will be no escape for Biden.
The debate is expected to be moderated by Kristen Welker, who has direct ties to the Democratic Party.
Welker appears to have disabled or deleted his Twitter account after voters raised questions about pro-Democrat partisanship.
President Trump commented on the decision to appoint Welker:
She’s always been terrible and unfair, like most of the Fake News reporters, but I’ll always play the game. People know! How’s Steve Scully? https://t.co/uS3EWzfFPy
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2020
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