The presidential debates between President TrumpDonald John TrumpMelania Trump used a private email account in the White House, says ex-boyfriend, Trump repeats the drug test call before the debates, claiming Biden is on some kind of improvement. How Markey beat a Kennedy MORE and democratic candidate Joe Biden will be moderated by journalists from Fox News, C-SPAN and NBC, with CNN being excluded from the debates for the first time since 2008, the Presidential Debate Commission announced on Wednesday.
Fox News Channel Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceJust 36 Percent Expect Presidential Winner To Be Announced On Election Night: Lara Trump Poll on Lack of Detachment in President’s Speech on South Lawn: We Encourage People to Follow Directives Colonel General says the military have no role in electoral disputes The court of appeal rejects the procedural rights for Gitmo prisoners MEHR, who has upset some Republicans for his targeted interrogation of Trump and White House officials, will host the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29th.
The second city hall-style debate will be hosted by Steve Scully of C-SPAN in Miami on October 15th.
Four years ago I had the honor of serving as the backup moderator for the @debates 3 Presidential and 1 VP. This year it is a privilege to host the 2nd debate at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. @realDonaldTrump @JoeBiden Oct 15th @cspan pic.twitter.com/lsQ1xxdEOk
– Steve Scully (@SteveScully) September 2, 2020
The third and final presidential debate will be hosted by NBC’s Kristen Welker and will take place on October 22nd in Nashville.
There will be a Vice President debate between Vice President Pence and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHillicon Valley: Facebook defeats Russian troll farm | Apple and Google Provide Exposure Notification Help Officials Deny Attacks on Election Infrastructure The Missouri sports radio host was taken off the air after Kamala Harris commented. The Biden campaign is said to have achieved a record of more than 0 million in August: REPORT MORE (D-Calif.), Hosted by USA Today’s Susan Page and on October 7th in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“We are grateful to these seasoned journalists who will help ensure that the presidential debates in the general election continue to serve their unique educational purpose of helping the public learn more about the candidates,” the commission said in a statement. “Each individual brings great professionalism to moderate and understand that the purpose of the 2020 debate formats is to enable an in-depth discussion on important topics.”
The Trump campaign has put pressure on the commission to add an additional debate in early September. Because of the coronavirus, voters should post their ballots earlier than usual before voting.
The Biden campaign has announced that it will only commit to the three debates originally agreed.
Trump adviser Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiJuan Williams: Trump’s black voices deny the truth Sunday preview shows: Protests against Blake’s shooting continue; Talks on coronavirus legislation remain at a dead end. The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump accepts GOP nomination: “The best is yet to come” MORE also tried to pressure the commission to choose from a list of moderators he believed would be impartial.
None of Giuliani’s suggestions made the final cut.
However, the commission did not select moderators from CNN, which clashed with Trump and was the target of his attacks.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper hosted a Trump-Democrat debate in 2016 Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMelania Trump used a personal email account while she was at the White House. According to ex-boyfriend, Trump reiterates requesting a drug test before the debates, claiming Biden is on some kind of improvement. The Hill’s Campaign Report: Trump visits Kenosha | Primary day in Massachusetts | GOP regards Minnesota as a battlefield MORE. In 2012, CNN’s Candy Crowley enraged Republicans by correcting one of the Republican candidates Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyPress: The Big No-Show at the RNC The Democrats’ Emerging Path to Presidency: Southwest and Southeast Texas Democrats are introducing MORE voter registrationClaims in real time. Crowley later said that Romney was “mostly correct” but had “chosen the wrong word”.
Conservatives will closely watch Wallace’s moderation of the first debate. He also moderated a 2016 debate between Trump and Clinton.
Wallace has pissed off some on the right who believe he’s been too tough on Trump and the Republicans. He was lauded by many in the mainstream media for his combative interview with Trump earlier this month.
Updated at 12:35 p.m.