Trump to debate Biden despite rule changes.
President Donald Trump said on Monday he will participate in a debate with former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday despite conditions that he considers unfair.
“I’ll participate, I just think it’s very unfair,” Trump told reporters.
“I will participate but it’s very unfair that they changed the topics and it’s very unfair that again we have an anchor who’s totally biased.”
Trump plans to attend Thursday’s debate – opposed by his campaign – that are meant to foster more ordered discussions.
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien says Trump “is committed to debating Joe Biden regardless of last minute rule changes from the biased commission in their latest attempt to provide advantage to their favored candidate.”
The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday that the second and final debate between the two candidates will have each nominee muted while the other delivers his two-minute remarks at the outset of each of the six debate topics. The remainder of each 15-minute block will be open discussion, without any muting, the commission said.
The move is meant to prevent a repeat of the inaugural debate three weeks ago when the two candidates, but mostly Trump, interrupted each other repeatedly.
The Biden campaign did not immediately comment on the new rule.
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