The third and last presidential debate is scheduled to be held on Thursday. Let us tell you that the presidential election will be held on November 3 in the US. Earlier, the Commission of the Presidential Debate (CPD) has made it clear that during the debate, the microphone of the opponent candidate will be on mute to enable uninterrupted opening remarks of the speaker.
The first debate took place on 29 September. The second debate was called off as President Trump got infected. That is, technically it will not be the third but the second debate.
Debate will be divided into six parts of 15–15 minutes each:
According to the commission – During the opening remarks, each candidate’s microphone will be kept mute for two minutes. Trump and Biden will be allotted two minutes of time to initially answer the moderator’s questions. That is, if the question has been asked by Biden, Trump’s mic will remain mute. After this, the mic of both will be unmuted. The debate is divided into six parts of 15–15 minutes each. That means there will be a total debate of 90 minutes.
CPD interacted with both teams
CPD said in a statement – ‘We had determined that it is appropriate to adopt measures intended to promote adherence to agreed-upon rules and inappropriate to make changes to those rules. Trump campaign team not happy.’
Trump’s campaign team not happy with this decision of CPD:
On the other hand, Trump’s campaign team is not happy with this decision of CPD. In a letter to CPD, team manager Bill Stepien said – “For the good of campaign integrity and for the benefit of the American people, we urge you to rethink and reissue a set of topics for the October 22 debate, with an emphasis on foreign policy. This is what the campaigns had agreed to and it has been the tradition in past campaigns.”