Donald Trump thought that he wowed the audience in his presidential debate. His idea of winning apparently was to come in with a wild look in his eyes, anger in his belly, and talk over Joe Biden who was trying to remain presidential. The two men’s approaches did not mix well.
Fox News’ Chris Wallace moderated the group and appeared totally flummoxed by a candidate who so egregiously disregarded all of the rules and norms of presidential debates. Unfortunately, Wallace did not recover with strength. Instead, he started placating the president much like a battered woman tries to placate an abusive spouse.
As a result of a basically worthless “debate” because it was so difficult to hear what Biden had to say, the Commission on Presidential Debates has determined it will change the rules for the presidential debate 2.0.
Trump does not want them to change. He could always totally disregard them, but POTUS showed his hand. Things could get difficult for the man who occasionally sits in the Oval Office.
The millions of viewers became disgusted and frustrated with the Cleveland-based debate. Most of the blame for that went to Trump for his childish name-calling. But people were not crazy about the former vice president calling the president “a clown” and for telling him to “Shut up.” Still, many viewers were already saying that and worse.
The major source of the audience’s frustration was when Trump kept up rapid-fire interruptions when Biden tried to give a response. The president full-well knew that his technique would interfere with Biden’s ability to control his stuttering — a diabolical stunt. His plan was to give the appearance that the Democratic candidate was befuddled.
On Thursday, Donald Trump suggested that he would not accept any expected changes to the rules for his remaining debates with the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. He tweeted:
‘Why would I allow the Debate Commission to change the rules for the second and third Debates when I easily won last time?’
The Twitter post came a day after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced it would be making changes to the formats of the next two debates. One commission recommendation under consideration has been cutting the candidate’s mike for violating the rules.
The commission decided on Wednesday, according to CNBC:
‘Last night’s 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. [It] intends to ensure that additional tools to maintain order are in place for the remaining debates.’
White House Spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said:
‘With regard to the commission rule changes, the president made clear his view on that yesterday, that he thinks the only way there’s a fair debate is a change in the moderator and a change in the Democrat nominee’
‘He wants to debate, he plans on being at the debate, but he wants the rules to be fair and wants a fair exchange and doesn’t want rules that cover for a certain candidate’s inability to perform well.’
Trump’s Spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said:
‘They’re only doing this because their guy got pummeled last night. President Trump was the dominant force and now Joe Biden is trying to work the refs. They shouldn’t be moving the goalposts and changing the rules in the middle of the game.’
Of course, POTUS added a snide comment:
‘Try getting a new Anchor and a smarter Democrat candidate!’
But on Wednesday, Biden had said changes were needed:
‘I just hope there’s a way in which the debate commission can control the ability of us to answer the question without interruption.’
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