WASHINGTON – The Commission on Presidential Claims announced on Wednesday that it was considering a change in format for the rest of the debate after President Donald Trump repeatedly defied the rules, resulting in a chaotic debate, Which was lacking in policy negotiations.
“Last night’s debate made it clear that additional debate should be added to the format of the remaining debate to ensure a more systematic discussion of issues,” the CPD said in a statement. “The CPD will carefully consider the changes it will adopt and announce those measures shortly.”
The CPD works with both candidates before the debate to arrive at a set-up of rules. Changing the structure of the last minute debate is highly unusual and is a testament to the Tuesday night incident being out of control.
Soon after Tuesday’s debate – described by one television host As “a hot mess inside the damper fire inside a train wreck” – political observers began to discuss whether it was even worth it for a candidate to participate in future debates. Some suggested that the only way to have a productive debate would be to cut off the candidates’ lives when they got out of line.
Prior to the CPD’s release, Democratic candidate Joe Biden told reporters at a campaign halt in Ohio that he expected future debates to be conducted differently.
“, You know, they not only attacked me and my family constantly, but they attacked the moderator,” Biden said of Trump.
“I hope that there is a way in which the debate commission can control our ability to answer the question without interruption. I am not going to speculate on what happens in the second or third debate.”
It is unclear what changes CPD would propose.
“They should not move the goalposts and change the rules in the middle of the game,” Trump campaign communications director Tim Murto said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday’s moderator, Fox News host Chris Wallace, was criticized by some as struggling to rein in the epidemic, but the CPD accepted the arduous task he was assigned.
“The Commission is grateful to Chris Wallace for the professionalism and skill he brought to last night’s debate and intends to ensure that there are additional tools to maintain order for the rest of the debate,” he said.
Trump in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon Was deleted The debate should try “getting a new anchor and a clever Democrat candidate!”
The CPD has divided the first debate into six 15-minute segments, each touching on a different topic. Wallace started each section with an introductory question and candidates were given two minutes to answer, with the opportunity to answer each other.
Trump often cuts Biden’s two minutes, sparking debate and prompting an agitated Biden to ask the president, “Will you shut up, man?”
As is the custom with presidential debates, Wallace should not have acted as a fact-checker. This proved challenging after Trump used the debate platform to spread misinformation about a range of topics, including voting and election security.
Members of Trump’s family were also criticized for ignoring health regulations that required debate participants to keep face masks on during the entirety of the event due to the ongoing coronovirus epidemic. Although several members of the president’s family entered Debate Hall wearing a face mask, Eric, Tiffany, Ivanka, Melania and Donald Trump, Jr. once removed their facial veils and masked during the 90-minute event Sat down devoid of it.
The Cleveland Clinic, a co-host of the debate and a health consultant at CPD, said they do not yet have guidance if their recommendations will be adjusted for the rest of the debate.
Ahead of the first debate, some Democrats and media watchers warned that traditional moderating methods could not be given enough of Trump’s idea to spread the wrong way.
In an interview with CNN on Sunday, CPD co-chairman, Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. emphasized the idea that the commission would need to rethink their structure.
“The task of the commission is to put it on television in front of the people of the United States with two candidates. They will act as they are going to act. We have no control over that. And it is [voters] Farrenkopf said that to make a decision based on what he saw.
The CPD is a non-cooperative organization founded in 1987 with the general election running the debate of the president and vice president. The 31st debate marked on Tuesday is hosted by CPD.
Vice-President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, will meet next Wednesday to debate the sole vice president of the election cycle.
The next presidential debate between Trump and Biden is in Miami on October 15, and is currently considered a town hall format. They are scheduled to go head to head in the final presidential debate on October 22 in Nashville.