Trump and Biden Will Be Muted Throughout Next Debate If They Interrupt

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The Presidential Debate Commission has announced that the next, and final Presidential Debate between both Donald Trump and Joe Biden on the 23rd of October, each candidate will be muted if they speak outside of their allotted 2 minutes.

The new rules are a result of the first debate held in late September during which Donald Trump interrupted Biden throughout. As such, each candidate will be asked a question and will have two minutes to speak uninterrupted, as their opponent’s microphone will be turned off.

Upon the completion of their two-minute response, they will then be able to communicate openly with their opponent.

The moderator will be NBC Anchor Kristen Welker, and will be split into six segments of 15 minutes.

Both parties were informed this week, and Trump has expressed his dissatisfaction with the update:

“I’ll participate, I just think it is very unfair,” President Trump commented. “I will participate, but it’s very unfair that they changed the topics and it is very unfair that again we have an anchor who is totally biased.”

The upcoming debate will be the second and final between Biden and Trump, as the previously scheduled second debate was cancelled due to Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

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