BREAKING: The Presidential Debate Moderators Have Been Revealed, Trump Is PISSED!


The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has just revealed who will be moderating the three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate to be held before the general election in November.

Lester Holt of NBC News will preside over the first debate, to be held on the evening of September 26 at Hempstead, New York’s Hofstra University.

CBS News reports on the format of that first debate:

‘According to the CPD, the debate will be divided into six segments of about 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate.’

In between the first and second presidential debates, the one and only vice presidential debate will be held at Farmville, Virginia’s Longwood University on the evening of October 4, 2016, and moderated by CBSN anchor and CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano.

After Senator Tim Kaine and Governor Mike Pence duke it out in Virginia, the second presidential debate will be held on the evening of October 19, 2016, at St. Louis, Missouri’s Washington University, and it will be moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC News’ Martha Raddatz.

Presidential debate number two will take the form of a town hall meeting, with half of the questions asked by uncommitted voters in the audience chosen by the Gallup Organization.

Finally, “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace will preside over the third and final debate, just weeks before election day, to be held at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas campus. CBS News reports that the format of the third debate will be the same as that of the first debate- in other words, no audience questions.

What there is still no definitive word on from the CPD is whether or not the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, will make it to the debate stage.

CPD regulations state that a presidential candidate must reach 15 percent in national polling to be invited to the stage.

Johnson is holding steady- but not at 15 percent. He sits at around 12 or 13 percent in national polling, at best. Thus, whether or not Johnson will debate alongside Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton remains to be seen.

As Johnson himself has repeatedly noted, such an appearance is the only real shot that he has at coming anywhere near the presidency.

In that spirit, he and Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein – who remains at somewhere around 5 percent at best in national polls- spearheaded a legal challenge to the CPD to try and force their way onto the debate stage. Their legal challenge has lately proved unsuccessful.

CPD regulations didn’t stop Stein from actually appearing at the site of one of the 2012 presidential debates and attempting to force her way in.

She was, at that time, arrested, and it remains to be seen whether or not she will pull similar antics this year, since it is highly unlikely that she will actually reach 15 percent in national polling and thus appear on the debate stage.

As for any antics from the major party candidates – meaning Donald Trump – although he has suggested throwing a fit and possibly refusing to debate if the debate isn’t held according to his standards, what he will or won’t do also remains to be seen.