The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Wednesday that the prior night’s face-off between Donald Trump and Joe Biden demonstrated the need for “additional structure” in the format of the remaining forums to “ensure a more orderly discussion.”
The nonpartisan commission, historically responsible for organizing and producing the quadrennial televised prime-time events, added in a statement that it “will be carefully considering the changes that it will adopt and will announce those measures shortly.”
The announcement comes a day after the first 2020 presidential debate, conducted Tuesday night in Cleveland, drew almost universally negative reviews from media pundits and elected officials of both major political parties.
Democrats condemned Trump’s behavior over the course of the 90-minute broadcast, which saw the Republican incumbent repeatedly bulldoze through Biden’s responses and interrupt moderator Chris Wallace with a barrage of baseless claims.
The White House’s allies and conservative commentators, meanwhile, have charged that Wallace challenged Trump more than he