Mics Will Get Muted During Final Presidential Debate
MICROPHONES TO BE MUTED DURING PORTION OF SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
(CNN) – Microphones will be muted during the second presidential debate Thursday night.
The commission on the presidential debates made the decision on Monday.
The goal is to avoid the chaos from the first debate, when president Trump often spoke over Joe Biden.
At the start of each of the six segments of the debate, each candidate will be given two minutes to answer an initial question.
During that portion, the opposing candidate’s microphone will be muted.
After they give their answer, both microphones will be unmuted to allow for discussion.
Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One Monday night, president Trump confirmed that he plans to participate in the debate but said it’s “very unfair that they changed the topic and very unfair that again… We have an anchor who’s totally biased.”
NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker will be the moderator.