The debate rules have been laid out for the upcoming first presidential debate next Monday between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
One special accommodation has already been allowed for Clinton.
Since Hillary Clinton is only 5’4” tall, and Donald Trump towers over her at 6’2”, Clinton demanded that a step-stool be added to the podium to make her appear taller.
The presidential debate commission rejected her request – but they have allowed for Clinton to have a custom-made podium, “which will accommodate the difference in stature,” reported Drudge in a news alert Friday.
In spite of Clinton’s frequent coughing fits during her speeches, the commission has stipulated that there will be no commercial breaks, period.
Also, the debate moderator, Lester Holt, will not be allowed to cut away from the stage at any time during the 90-minute event. Whatever happens on that stage, everyone will see it.
Lastly, microphone audio is not to be manipulated for either of the candidates.
Monday night’s debate will take place at Hofstra University on Long Island.