(CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump will have their microphones muted during portions of the second and final presidential debate on Thursday night, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Monday in a decision that will likely anger the President.
The decision came after the commission met Monday afternoon to discuss potential rule changes to the debate format. They decided that the changes were needed because of how the first debate between Biden and Trump devolved into chaos, with the President frequently interrupting the former vice president.
A source close to the commission told CNN the decision on muting the microphones was unanimous by its members and stressed that "this is not a change to rules but rather a move to promote adherence to rules that have been agreed to by both campaigns."
Yes, we are in such a situation where we need to cut microphones because some people cannot seem to get the concept that this is a debate, not a monologue. I can already imagine Trump ranting out of turn and nobody hearing him as his mic is cut, as he really wasn't on his best behavior during the first debate and I doubt anything will be different this time around either.
I'm sure Trump is going to be pissed.