Trump Accepts Muting of Public Remarks

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On June 27 in Atlanta, the first 2024 presidential debate is set to take place. The debate will be hosted by CNN anchors Dana Bash and Jake Tapper, while the rules of the debate have now been agreed upon by both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden. As part of the debate the microphones of each candidate will be muted when it is not their turn to speak.  This debate will last 90 minutes, including two commercial breaks during which the candidates cannot interact with their campaign staff, and there will be no studio audience. The moderators will enforce timing and ensure a civilized discussion.

The second presidential debate is scheduled for September 10 and will be hosted by ABC.

The podium position in the first debate will be determined by a coin flip while both candidates will get access to a bottle of water, paper, and a pen. No pre-written notes or props will be allowed. 

To be eligible to participate in the debate the two candidates will need to meet all the constitutional requirements for running in the presidential election, as well as achieving at least 15 percent in four separate national polls. Third-party candidates like Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Cornel West, and Jill Stein who have met the eligibility requirements but not the poll thresholds will not be allowed to compete. The polls that are being considered for the decision have been specified. 

Currently, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the closest to qualifying among third-party candidates, having achieved at least 15% in three qualifying polls and appearing on the ballots in six states.

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