Donald Trump and Joe Biden won’t be able to stop each other in the second presidential debate on October 22, approving the mute button.
- The first presidential debate took place on September 29, during which Trump and Biden interrupted each other several times.
- The second debate was to be held on October 15, Trump got Covid positive, and the issue of virtualizing the debate was not agreed upon, and so was canceled.
The third and last presidential debate is to be held on Thursday before the presidential election to be held on November 3 in the US. Earlier, the Commission on Presidential Debate (CPD) has made it clear that the mute button will be used during the debate. Both the participants can use it and, it allows each candidate to speak uninterrupted, the opponents cannot stop each other while speaking. In the first debate, this barbarous situation led to an uncomfortable situation at times.
The first debate took place on September 29. The second debate was called off because of President Trump’s contagion. technically it will not be the third but only the second debate.
What will happen with the mute button
During the first debate, anchor Chris Wallace and the audience were in a quandary. Both of them had stopped each other many times and on many issues by violating the rules. Once, Biden had told Trump, “Can’t you be silent?” Listen what I’m saying
Now CPD has come up with the solution- the mute button to stop this act of impeding. According to the commission – during the opening remarks, each candidate’s microphone will be kept closed for two minutes. If the moderator asks questions, only the candidate’s mic will be on
CPD interacted with both teams
CPD said in a statement – We found a way to deal with the problem in the first debate. For this, both candidates were interviewed with the campaign. Instead of benefiting or harming anyone, the people of the country will be able to understand on what issue they want to say. This is a step taken for the national interest.
Trump and his campaign team are not happy
Trump’s campaign & team is not happy with the decision to mute the button. In a letter to CPD, team manager Bill Stapine said – We do not consider the use of the mute button correct. How can one suppress the voice of a candidate? However, Trump himself has not made any statement so far. However, there is a question mark on how it will be stopped if a candidate speaks despite the microphone being turned off. Trump’s team questioned the CPD’s decision. Saying it has become a – ‘Biden Debate Commission’
Debate on foreign policy
Trump’s campaign team has told the CPD that the debate on Thursday should now be kept only on foreign policy. The campaign team wrote in a letter to CPD that after the cancellation of the second debate, it would be better to focus on America’s most significant need. We have to maintain our strength in a world separate from domestic affairs. Therefore, it is essential that we debate foreign policy. On the other hand, Biden campaign tightened it up. Said- Trump is now trying to hide his failure on Coronavirus.
Debate on Thursday
The debate is scheduled to take place in Nashville on October 22. NBC anchor Christine Wacker will moderate it. This will be the last face-to-face fight between Trump and Biden before the November 3 election. After the second debate is canceled, there will be much focus on this debate.