WASHINGTON, D.C. – An ugly performance Tuesday night has prompted the Commission on Presidential Debates to promise changes in upcoming debates between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
In a statement released Wednesday:
The Commission on Presidential Debates sponsors televised debates for the benefit of the American electorate. 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. The CPD will be carefully considering the changes that it will adopt and will announce those measures shortly. The Commission is grateful to Chris Wallace for the professionalism and skill he brought to last night’s debate and intends to ensure that additional tools to maintain order are in place for the remaining debates.
Many viewers were shocked to watch Tuesday night at the endless bickering and interruptions that took place between Donald Trump and Joe Biden as hapless Chris Wallace struggled to maintain control, mostly of Donald Trump. Wallace repeatedly begged Trump to stop interrupting Biden and eventually gave Biden time back after a barrage of shouting and interruptions from Trump, who was reminded time and again that his campaign agreed to the rules of the debate. Polls showed after the debate that Biden was favored as the winner, but staunch Trump supporters said otherwise.
|Sep 29, 2020||First presidential debate, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH|
|Oct 7, 2020||Vice presidential debate, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT|
|Oct 15, 2020||Second presidential debate, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL|
|Oct 22, 2020||Third presidential debate, Belmont University, Nashville, TN|