Debate prediction: Trump will do fine

Thursday, October 22, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Site for Debate 2A conservative activist says President Donald Trump should have no trouble with challenger Joe Biden in tonight's presidential debate, even considering the rule changes aimed at helping the former vice president.

The Commission on Presidential Debates has announced 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.

President Trump's campaign manager, Bill Stepien, says the president "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."

"I think that Trump will do fine with a mute button during the initial introductions, but if they try to use it during the back and forth, that will be telling," predicts Robert Knight, a conservative activist and a columnist for The Washington Times. "I'd like to think they won't dare shut down the president of the United States, but I'm not confident that the moderator will not resist that temptation."

"I hope all will see it for what it is," Knight adds.

He says it is time that Republicans insist on fairness in the selection of future debate moderators.

Knight

"They should ask for people like Brett Baier of Fox News; he'd be fine," the columnist suggests. "The guy is very fair and straightforward."

Knight also thinks it will be up to the president to bring the Hunter Biden laptop scandal into the discussion.

"The emails are so revealing that this should be a death knell for Joe Biden's campaign," the conservative submits.

Based on the evidence, Knight says it is "very clear" that the Democrat's son was involved in a "graft in the hundreds of millions of dollars involving our enemies in Communist China."

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