Debate Rules Announced – Does Trump Have A Chance?

The guidelines for the 90-minute presidential candidate discussion on June 27th have been established. CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will host the debate in Atlanta, and they’re breaking with previous practice by not having a studio audience.
 

Both Trump and Biden concurred after CNN delivered letters outlining the guidelines for the potential candidates’ campaigns. Independent candidates, such as Robert F. Kennedy, are only eligible to run if they receive 15% of the vote in four nationwide surveys and appear on enough ballots in enough states to total 270 electoral votes. The RFK currently holds only six states and 89 possible electoral votes.

A coin flip will determine where the podiums are located. There will be two commercial intervals during which candidates cannot speak with supporters. All that CNN will give the candidates is a pen, paper, and a bottle of water. They can forget to bring props or notes.

Moderators shall employ all available means to maintain order and foster a respectful dialogue, including muting microphones during candidate speaking periods.

In an interview with Logan Paul’s “IMPAULSIVE” podcast on Thursday night, Trump stated that he thought CNN was surprised that he would accept the debate:

They assumed that because it’s CNN, I wouldn’t accept the job, but I’ve had extensive experience working with CNN. The town hall I recently conducted with CNN went extremely well. However, I believe they will be fair. They should strive to be fair, in my opinion. As impartial as possible.”

However, he didn’t hold back his criticism of Tapper and emphasized his “victory” in forcing the debate to be standing rather than seated, as the Biden campaign had demanded:

“I didn’t like that [the Biden campaign], and many other individuals involved, including a fake Jake Tapper, wanted to take a seat.” “I think we won that point because I said we should stand,” Trump remarked. “But since they refused to do it, I would have accepted everything I had accepted.”

It was considered a success that he could persuade Biden to participate in a debate at all. Because he is so confident heading in, Trump is eager to take on Democrats on their “home ground.”

Their desire was not to perform. They believed I would reject CNN. “Look, they believed I was going to take Tapper and CNN down, and CNN is the enemy,” Trump remarked.

In terms of the impartiality of the discussion, Trump retracts his own sanguine remarks by making a pessimistic forecast:

Trump remarked, “They might be [fair].” “A decent 10% probability, I would say.”

The nation can’t wait to see these two contenders compete. We have little time and a lot of controversial topics to address. It has been an intriguing four years, after all. This will be a definitive test of President Biden’s mental toughness and endurance. Nobody is going to be there to support or protect him. While many have already selected their presidential candidate, some are waiting for this debate to solidify their preconceived notions. Start the games now.

Author: Scott Dowdy

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