Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump will have their microphones muted during portions of the second and final presidential debate. The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the decision that angered the President. They decided that the changes were needed because of how the first debate between Biden and Trump devolved into chaos, with the President frequently interrupting the former vice president.
The decision came after the commission met Monday afternoon to discuss potential rule changes to the debate format.
“I’ll participate. I just think it’s very unfair,” Trump said when asked by reporters about the change on Monday.
The decision on muting the microphones was unanimous by its members and stressed that “this is not a change to rules but rather a move to promote adherence to rules that have been agreed to by both campaigns.”