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President Trump tweeted Thursday that he wouldn’t allow the Commission on Presidential Debates to move ahead with promised changes to the debate formate, which the organization announced yesterday.
In a statement, the Commission on Presidential Debates said it was mulling what to do, and also raised the possibility of equipping moderators with new “tools” – perhaps including the ability to cut a speaker’s mic.
But Trump in a series of tweets sent Thursday afternoon, Trump boasted that he won the debate, and questioned “why would I allow the Debate Commission to change the rules for the second and third Debates when I easily won last time?”
It’s a good question.
- I won the debate big, based on compilation of polls etc. Thank you! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2020
- Why would I allow the Debate Commission to change the rules for the second and third Debates when I easily won last time? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2020
Trump’s campaign held a 1500ET phone call with reporters to discuss the opposition to tweaking the format. During the call, the campaign told reporters that they don’t want to change the rules, and accused “swamp monsters” on the debate committee of having unseemly ties to Democrats.
- Trump campaign says on a call they do not want any changes in debate, criticizing “swamp monsters” on the presidential debate commission for trying to change the rules.
- “We look forward to participating in the second and third debate.” — Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 1, 2020
Meanwhile, debate moderator Chris Wallace griped in a Fox News interview that the president had “put his foot” in the “beautiful cake” Wallace had baked.
- “I never dreamt that it would go off the tracks the way it did,” Wallace added.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden on Wednesday said he was “looking forward” to additional debates but would not “speculate” on possible rules changes.
Before the call, PJ Media reported that the moderator for the second debate, C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, had interned in then-Sen. Joe Biden’s office when he was in college, before going on to work full time in the office of Ted Kennedy, another Democratic Senator. Of course, many of the president’s most rabid supporters accused Wallace of being too hostile of an interviewer to fairly preside over the debate.