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Politics Trump campaign accuses debate commission of being in tank for Biden

01:10  02 october  2020
01:10  02 october  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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This debate is being conducted under health and safety protocols designed by the Cleveland Clinic, which is serving as the health security advisor to the Commission for all four debates . As a precaution, both campaigns have agreed the candidates will not shake hands at the beginning of tonight's debate .

President Trump’s campaign is attacking the credibility of the Commission on Presidential Debates, claiming the group that organizes the events and selects moderators is rooting for Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

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In a conference call with reporters Thursday afternoon, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien listed the names of some members of the board of directors of the Commission on Presidential Debates, along with information about their past political contributions and statements that suggest hostility to the president. He said the CPD is comprised of the sort of Washington insiders whom Biden has been “cozying” up to for the last half-century.

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US President Donald Trump 's campaign has accused his Democratic rival Joe Biden of reneging on a promise to submit to an “earpiece check” ahead of Biden’s “handlers” consented to an independent peek into both candidates’ ears ahead of the debates on Tuesday, the Trump campaign claimed

Mr Trump asked for extra debates to be scheduled with Mr Biden, but the Commission on Presidential Debates declined. He then asked for the first debate to be held earlier for the benefit of early voters, again to no avail. Both Mr Trump , 74, and Mr Biden, 77, have each traded gibes that the other is

“These are permanent swamp monsters,” Trump campaign communications adviser Jason Miller added.

The criticism comes on the heels of Trump’s debate performance Tuesday evening. The faceoff was particularly contentious, with Trump and Biden often hurling insults and talking over each other. As a result, the CPD is considering changes to the rules for the next two debates to ensure more civility.

The Trump campaign is rejecting any format changes, saying the president is content with the guidelines previously negotiated with the Biden campaign. However, Miller confirmed that the president plans to participate in the final two faceoffs with Biden, even if the CPD moves ahead with alterations to the structure of the debates.

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"The commission is grateful to [moderator] Chris Wallace for the professionalism and skill he brought to last night's debate and intends to ensure that additional tools to maintain order are in place for the remaining debates ." President Trump constantly interrupted Mr Biden leading to a series of chaotic

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Meanwhile, the Trump campaign is accusing the Biden campaign of pursuing the rules changes.

Max Miller, the Trump campaign’s debate negotiator, told reporters the Biden campaign is suggesting that the CPD add opening and closing statements to the next two debates, implement the use of a mute button, and reduce the amount of time reserved for the candidates to engage in open discussion. Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates told the Washington Examiner that the Trump campaign is lying.

“There’s as much truth to this as the other weak lies the Trump campaign told in advance of the first debate,” Bates said.

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Original Author: David M. Drucker

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They bickered on who should appoint the next Supreme Court justice, their stances on health care and even brought each other’s families into the fray. Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News struggled to rein in the candidates and at times admonished Trump as interrupting more frequently than Biden. © Mario Tama, Getty Images A server wears a face shield and face-covering as people sit to watch a broadcast of the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

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