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Second Presidential debate to feature mute button


This news story was published on October 20, 2020.
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, via People.com

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – An obvious solution to usher in a shred of dignity and coherence to the next Presidential debate – a mute button – will be employed Thursday when Joe Biden and Donald Trump debate a second time.

The Commission on Presidential Debates issued a statement this week, saying, “Under the agreed upon debate rules, each candidate is to have two minutes of uninterrupted time to make remarks at the beginning of each 15 minute segment of the debate. These remarks are to be followed by a period of open discussion. Both campaigns this week again reaffirmed their agreement to the two-minute, uninterrupted rule. The Commission is announcing today that in order to enforce this agreed upon rule, the only candidate whose microphone will be open during these two-minute periods is the candidate who has the floor under the rules. For the balance of each segment, which by design is intended to be dedicated to open discussion, both candidates’ microphones will be open.”

After the earlier debacle of a debate which was more of a shouting match, the Commission said the “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.”

The next Presidential Debate will be held Thursday, Oct. 22 in Nashville, Tennessee. Kristen Welker, moderator, has selected the topics for that debate. Subject to possible changes because of news developments, the topics are as follows, not necessarily to be brought up in this order:

Fighting COVID-19
American Families
Race in America
Climate Change
National Security
Leadership

The debate will be held on Thursday, October 22 at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. The debate will start at 9:00 p.m. ET and run for 90 minutes without commercial interruption.

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16 Responses to Second Presidential debate to feature mute button

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 23, 2020 at 5:57 am

    Tony Bobolinsky. Remember that name.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    TRUMP WINNING !!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    PRESIDENT TRUMP I SALUTE YOU !!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    TRUMP CARAVAN SUNDAY!!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2020 at 7:21 am

    VOTE RED, VOTE TRUMP!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Bad ideas thrive in the Democratic Party.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Anybody voting for Biden isn’t very smart In the first place.

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    Bagodad Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2020 at 1:18 am

    How long will Donnie last before he has a meltdown and walks off. I’m predicting the 12 minute mark.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 22, 2020 at 8:02 am

      The mic might be muted, but Joe is still going to hear what Trump says to him on stage. Joe is the one more likely to meltdown. I guarantee, Joe ain’t looking forward to this debate the way DJT is.

      Trump Train 2020

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 21, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Where’s HUNTER ?

    WHERES DEMENTIA JOE ?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 21, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Already voted you commie bastard

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 21, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Too bad it won’t have a button to slap trump every time he tells a lie. He’d be punch drunk 5 minutes into the debate.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 21, 2020 at 10:54 am

    IOWA WILL NOT VOTE FOR RADICAL SOCIALISM

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 21, 2020 at 6:10 pm

      You will not vote. The rest of us will vote for whomever we feel is the best candidate. That isn’t the divider in chief or his minion Joni.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 21, 2020 at 6:13 pm

        Your behind the times, Obama isn’t running.