The presidential debate committee said Wednesday that the much-contested first debate between President Trump and Joe Biden “made it clear” that an “additional structure” should be added to the form of the remaining debates to “ensure” “more orderly discussion ”of the problems.
The commission’s comments came after a debate Tuesday night in Cleveland, Ohio, involving repeated interruptions and the two candidates blaming and insulting each other.
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“The Presidential Debate Commission is sponsoring a televised debate in favor of the US electorate,”
The Commission added that it would “carefully consider the changes it will adopt and announce these measures soon”.
“The commission is grateful to Chris Wallace for the professionalism and skills he brought to last night’s debate, and intends to ensure that there are additional tools to maintain order for the rest of the debate,” said the committee to the Fox News presenter, who moderated the debate.
Both candidates broke up frequently. According to an analysis by Fox News, Biden interrupted Trump 49 times and Wallace 18 times for a total of 67 times. Meanwhile, Trump has interrupted Biden 71 times, Wallace 74 times for a total of 145 times, according to the analysis.
The CPD sponsored two more debates on Trump and Biden, one on Oct. 15 in Miami, Florida, and one on Oct. 22 in Nashville, Tennessee. The vice presidential debate is scheduled for October 7.
“They’re only doing this because their boy was beaten last night,” Trump’s communications director Tim Murtow told Fox News. “President Trump was the dominant force and now Joe Biden is trying to work on the recommendations. They do not have to move the doorposts and change the rules in the middle of the game. “
The debate took place in front of the gate on Tuesday night, with the former vice president calling Trump “the worst president America has ever had” and Trump saying there was “nothing smart” in Biden
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Leading the debate, sources close to Biden’s campaign told Fox News that the former vice president would not take part in personal attacks or respond to insults directed at him by Trump.
But in the first half of the debate, Biden denounced the president as a “liar” and a “clown” and repeatedly called on him to “shut up.”
“Would you shut up, man?” Biden told Trump, calling him “non-presidential.”
Biden later cut Trump off again, saying, “Will he come in in a minute?”
The president, meanwhile, attacked Biden, saying the former vice president was not “smart.”
“Never use the word smart with me,” Trump said. “Nothing smart for you, Joe.”
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Asked about his campaign rallies, the president said Biden did not hold events because “no one attends his events.”
“People want to hear what I have to say,” Trump said.
The debate turned to taxes. Biden vowed to repeal Trump’s “tax code,” and the president cut him off with a question about why he hadn’t proposed a better tax plan during his “47 years” in Washington.
“Because you weren’t the president who screwed things up,” Biden said. “You’re the worst president America has ever had.”
John Roberts and Paul Steinhauser of Fox News contributed to this report.