National Post (Latest Edition)
Trump’s team rejects changing debate rules
WASHINGTON• Donald Trump’s campaign and the White House have criticized the presidential debate organizers’ announcement that rule changes are coming.
The Commission on Presidential Debates said there would be “additional structure” to ensure a more orderly discussion in the two remaining debates between Trump and Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee.
One specific change they are considering, according to The Associated Press, is giving the debate moderator the ability to cut off the microphone of one candidate to allow the other to answer a question. The idea is being discussed after Trump interrupted either Biden or the moderator dozens of times during the 90-minute debate in Cleveland, while Biden interrupted the other men far fewer times.
Details of format changes are yet to be announced, but Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh has rejected the need for any modifications.