After the first presidential debate between Hillary and Trump, there has been a lot of talk about bias and the event being potentially rigged in Hillary’s favour. The treatment of Trump by Lester Holt gives a lot of weight to these allegations and it appears that they may have used special signals to communicate with one another, as well as giving Hillary a copy of the debate questions in advance of the event.
It has now been confirmed that Donald’s audio was not functioning properly during the event.
“And they also had, gave me a defective mic. Did you notice that? My mic was defective within the room,” he told a group of reporters afterward. “No, but I wonder, was that on purpose? Was that on purpose? But I had a mic that wasn’t worked properly, with, working properly within the room.”
Of course, Hillary Clinton mocked Trump for his complaint about the mic, quipping: “Anybody who complains about the microphone is not having a good night.”
Well, the Commission on Presidential Debates has issued a very surprising statement in which they confirm that Trump was correct about these audio issues.
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As CNN reports:
The Commission on Presidential Debates revealed in a one-sentence statement Friday that Donald Trump’s audio was impacted earlier in the week.
“Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall,” the commission said in a statement. No other details were immediately made available.
The statement provided no evidence that the audio issue affected the television audience of more than 80 million people.
Friday’s statement, however, said nothing about a microphone problem.
This si a big deal as it now only allowed people listening to not hear Trump properly, it also distracted him during the debate, meaning that he could not fully focus on the task at hand like Hillary was able to.
The question is why was there an issue with the audio?
While some think it was a simple mistake, for such a high profile event the audio would have been checked countless times.
What are your thoughts on this?