Donald Trump and Joe Biden are back to debate this Thursday. In this last confrontation between the two, each candidate will have their microphone turned off while the other responds, reports The Guardian.
We are talking about a 90-minute debate, divided into six 15-minute segments. Each candidate is given two minutes to make uninterrupted comments before proceeding to the open debate.
The non-partisan Presidential Debate Committee (CPD) announced on Monday that “to enforce these rules, the only candidate whose microphone will be open during these two-minute periods is the candidate who has the floor”. Then, both microphones will be activated for open discussion.
The CDP added that none of the candidates’ teams is completely satisfied with the announced measures: “We are confident that these actions strike the right balance and that they are in the interest of the American people, for whom these debates are held.”
Trump campaigner Bill Stepien reacted by saying that the president and re-election candidate “is committed to debating Joe Biden regardless of last-minute changes to the rules of the biased commission in his last attempt to provide his favorite candidate with an edge. “.
Trump told reporters that the conditions of the debate were unfair: “I will participate, but it is very unfair that they have changed the topics and it is very unfair that we have a totally biased journalist again.”
These new rules follow the September 30 debate, in which both candidates were constantly interrupted.