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(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.
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Why not connect the mics to counters? Each time one of the candidates speaks into his mic, the counter starts. If the counter for one candidates exceeds the counter of the other candidate, his subsequent speaking time is cut short to equal the two counters.

Trump has introduced such a level of rudeness into the debate that it'll take drastic measures to return to anything resembling a constructive debate.
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Trump is a rude asshole and he acted like one during the last debate. It'll piss him off to be muted. Fuck him! He's an arrogant twat as are the shitheels who worship him.

The moderator in the last debate was a complete wuss. He didn't moderate fuckall.
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Godstud wrote:Trump is a rude asshole and he acted like one during the last debate. It'll piss him off to be muted. Fuck him! He's an arrogant twat as are the shitheels who worship him.

The moderator in the last debate was a complete wuss. He didn't moderate fuckall.

Indeed. The guy is a buffoon and that's why even Biden called him a clown. Thankfully, I don't think that last debate helped him.
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Atlantis wrote:Why not connect the mics to counters? Each time one of the candidates speaks into his mic, the counter starts. If the counter for one candidates exceeds the counter of the other candidate, his subsequent speaking time is cut short to equal the two counters.

Trump has introduced such a level of rudeness into the debate that it'll take drastic measures to return to anything resembling a constructive debate.

This is a good idea, you can tell they would never do it because they don't want it to be fair.
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Wulfschilde wrote:They also changed he subject of the debate away from "foreign policy" and to a bunch of stuff that would make it easier for Biden :roll:


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Wulfschilde wrote:This is a good idea, you can tell they would never do it because they don't want it to be fair.
Anything to defend Trump, even if it's irrational and stupid. :knife:


"Waaaah! Letting Biden talk is unfair to Trump because it makes him look stupid, Waaaahhh!"
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Random American wrote:Really, you think the debates are rigged against Trump? Got any proof of that?


They are priming everyone for the eventual cry out of fraud if Trump loses, because Trump can't possibly lose, so it MUST be fraud. This is what many Trumpsters are choosing to believe.

It's basically bullshit psychological priming tactics that these people are eating up like a bunch of sheep.
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late wrote:No, when he acts like a spoiled brat, which he always does, they'll cut his mike.

Trump and Biden can't afford to miss the debate, but seriously, there is no point to this at all.


Not surprised by your answer you have no problem with the Democrat participant knowing questions prior to the debate.
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President Trump will mop the floor with sleepy old Joe. The chinese corruption alone should sink Biden lower than whale droppings. Even if pre programmed (They can only cram his Dementia Brain with a spoonful of information) Joe gets a full two minutes in each of those segments, President Trump will once again, in the remaining minutes, destroy China Joe. Joe is a career criminal Politician that has helped play ball with other countries as America's taxpaying, legal citizens got the bat right up the old wazoo. Shame on the entire Democrat Party for ever allowing Obama to force illegal mandates and tax penalties on hard working American taxpayers. The Democrats will suffer greatly this election cycle and for several decades to come. God Bless America. God Bless President Trump during his second term.
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Rancid wrote:They are priming everyone for the eventual cry out of fraud if Trump loses, because Trump can't possibly lose, so it MUST be fraud. This is what many Trumpsters are choosing to believe.

It's basically bullshit psychological priming tactics that these people are eating up like a bunch of sheep.

Yes, I know. I'm trying to get them to think critically, but yes, they might be too far on board with team Trump to do that.
Finfinder wrote:Trump has to debate the moderator and Biden.

That only happens when Trump cannot seem to follow debate rules.
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Finfinder wrote:Since when do Democrats care about rules that’s funny. If Joe Biden can’t handle Trump then he has no business being present of the United States.

If Trump cannot have a civil debate then he has no business being at that debate or being Pesident of the United States. If he cannot stop himself from being a buffoon he doesn't belong in government.
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Random American wrote:If Trump cannot have a civil debate then he has no business being at that debate or being Pesident of the United States. If he cannot stop himself from being a buffoon he doesn't belong in government.


What’s not civil about it? The debates are set up in a biased way run by biased liberal media outlets. it’s hostile to begin with .

If Joe Biden can not answer the questions and has to have the moderators attack Tump in his defense, then Joe Biden has no business being on a debate stage never mind any business being the president.
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