President Trump and Joe Biden will face off in the second and final presidential debate this week. In light of a disastrous performance on both sides during the first debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates have made some big changes we should all be aware of.
Here is all the information you NEED to know prior to tuning in.
Where and When:
The candidates will face off on Thursday, October 22nd at 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EST. The debate moderated by Kristin Welker of NBC News will be held at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
How to Watch:
The debate will be aired on all the major news networks as well as C-SPAN and YouTube.
Just three days prior to the second and final presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed the rumors that they will mute the microphone of the candidate who is not supposed to be talking during their opening statements.
Biden and Trump will each have two minutes uninterrupted to respond to the given question at the beginning of each 15-minute segment.
“The Commission is announcing today that in order to enforce this agreed upon rule, the only candidate whose microphone will be open during these two-minute periods is the candidate who has the floor under the rules,” they announced on Monday.
While the first change to the debate is seemingly fair, that is, if they apply the rule fairly to both candidates, the second change is totally unfounded and unfair to the American people.
The Commission on Presidential Debates and the moderator have revealed major changes to the segment topics of the final debate.
Although the debate was supposed to be centered around foreign policy, it will now revolve around several topics that have already been addressed by Biden and Trump.
Topics replacing foreign policy will be COVID-19, American families, race issues, climate change, national security, and leadership.
Most of which were already discussed during the first debate as well as the competing town halls Biden and Trump held that replaced the previous cancelled debate.
The Trump campaign slammed the decision to change the topics as an obvious cover up for Biden’s involvement in his son’s business dealings with Burisma in Ukraine.
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said this is a clear attempt by the commission to “insulate Biden from his own history” on his foreign policy record.
Whereas, President Trump has a nearly flawless record on foreign policy with his three nominations for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for making several peace deals in the middle east.
What it Means:
Although the latest change is obviously a ploy to protect Biden, those who really pay the price for the change is the American people.
At this point, the commission and moderator are actively involved in election interference.
They are preventing the American people from forming an educated opinion on the candidates’ opposing stances on something as critical as foreign policy.
Hopefully, their blatant bias against the president will wake up even more Americans to realize that the media and the left refuses to give them the whole truth.