Trump suggested he would not allow a change in the rule


US President Donald Trump participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on November 29, 2020, held on the campus of Case Western Reserve University’s Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

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President Donald Trump suggested on Thursday that he would not accept any expected changes to the rules of his remaining debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

“Why would I allow the Debate Commission to change the rules of the second and third debates when I won easily last time?” Trump tweeted.

The Twitter post came a day after the President’s debate on the Commission announced it would change the formats of the next two showdowns with Biden.

The planned changes, details of which are yet to be announced, are an attempt to prevent a repeat of the first debate between the two candidates in Cleveland on Tuesday night.

That debate was widely criticized because Trump was repeatedly criticized because of Chris Wallace’s inability to answer questions assigned to Biden and to prevent name-calling between the two candidates. .

The phrase “train wreck” was used by many commentators to describe the debate, which is to be set after a second performance on October 15 in Miami and a final debate on October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Last night’s debate made it clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more systematic discussion of the issues,” the commission said on Wednesday.

The commission also said that day that it “intends to ensure that additional equipment to maintain order is in place for the remaining debate.”

According to NBC News, the Commission is considering cutting the candidate’s microphone if they violate the rules.

At a White House press conference Thursday, Trump spokesman Kayle McNee said, “With regard to the Commission’s rule change, the president yesterday made clear his viewpoint on it, that he thinks the only way out is to have a fair debate.” There is a change in the moderator and a change in the Democrat candidate. ”

“He wants to debate, he plans to be on the debate, but he wants the rules to be fair and wants a fair exchange and doesn’t want rules that could perform well for the inability of a certain candidate. ”

Trump’s campaign on Wednesday said of the commission’s planned changes, “They are only doing it because their boy was pummeled last night.”

“Spokesperson Trump was the dominant force and now Joe Biden Reefs is trying to work. He should not move the goalposts and change the rules in the middle of the game,” said spokesman Tim Murtha.

Trump wrote in a tweet referring to the planned changes, “Try to get a new anchor and a clever Democrat candidate!”

But Biden said on Wednesday that change was needed.

“I just hope that there is a way in which the debate commission can control our ability to answer the question without hindrance,” Biden was quoted as saying.

Spokespeople for Biden’s campaign and the debate commission did not immediately comment on Trump’s tweet.

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