In the wake of Tuesday’s chaotic face-off between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Commission on Presidential Debates has revealed plans to give future moderators control over candidates’ microphones.
“The Commission on Presidential Debates sponsors televised debates for the benefit of the American electorate,” a statement released by the CPD reads. “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.” That “additional structure’ will involve buttons at the moderators’ table that allows them to turn off one or both of the candidates’ microphones, per the CPD.
After the first presidential debate was plagued by interruptions and crosstalk — mostly from President Trump — debate organizers now say they'll make changes to the format before the next matchup.https://t.co/lmgQGtSw47
— NPR (@NPR) September 30, 2020
Trump and Biden are scheduled to return to the debate stage twice more: on October 15th and 22nd. Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris are set to square off on October 7th.
If both candidates follow all the rules and only one speaks at a time, will the debate be boring? What was the most surprising statement made during Tuesday’s debate?