United States President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will have their microphones muted for parts of their final debate on Thursday to allow each candidate a block of uninterrupted time to speak and avoid the rancour of the two candidates’ first encounter.
According to reports the Commission on Presidential Debates, the sponsor of the televised debate in Nashville, said changes were necessary after the bad-tempered first debate.
For this week’s 90-minute debate, the organisers will give each candidate two minutes of uninterrupted time at the beginning of each 15-minute segment of the debate.
The first debate between Trump and Biden was marred by Trump’s frequent interruptions and bad-tempered exchanges between the two men
Trump’s campaign objected to the change, but said he would still take part.
The commission is a non-partisan body.