Debate Commission Admits There Was An “Issue” With Trump’s Microphone

Almost one week after the first presidential debate, and days after Trump claimed that there were problems with his microphone, earlier today the Commission on Presidential Debates issued a brief, one-sentence statement Friday admitting “issues” with Donald Trump’s audio in during the first presidential debate held on Monday.

“Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall,” the statement read.

Was Trump’s audio purposefully impaired? It is unclear, however we do know that while Trump argued after the debate that his microphone was defective, Hillary Clinton dismissed it an excuse of someone who did poorly. Clinton, who put Trump on the defensive, mocked the republican on Tuesday for complaining about his microphone.

“Anybody who complains about the microphone is not having a good night,” Clinton quipped while speaking to reporters on her plane.

Trump told reporters immediately following the debate that event organizers “gave me a defective mic” that he said affected the audio inside the Hofstra University venue. 

In retrospect it means he was right.

“Did you notice that?” he asked a reporter immediately after the debate. “My mic was defective within the room.” 

While the issue didn’t appear to affect the broadcast of the debate, it may have led to a loss of concentration at the high stakes event, giving Hillary an advantage.

“Was that on purpose?” Trump asked. We will likely never know.

via Tyler Durden

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