Mic drop: Debate Commission admits ‘issues’ with Donald Trump’s audio

debate mic audioOn Friday, the Commission on Presidential Debates admitted there were real problems with Donald Trump’s audio during Monday’s debate, Fox News and others reported.  The admission comes four days after Trump complained about it and was castigated as a conspiracy theorist.

Fox added:

“Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall,” the CPD said in a short statement Friday afternoon.

While Trump already has taken a drubbing from political analysts for aspects of his performance Monday, the unusual — and belated — statement from the commission boosts his claim that he was having microphone problems.

“I was a little bit upset that the microphone in the room wasn’t working,” Trump told reporters Monday night.

The next day, he continued to bring up the sound issues.

“My microphone in the room, they couldn’t hear me,” Trump said on Fox and Friends. “I wonder if it was set up that way,” he added. “It was terrible.”

Trump said the audio was just fine before the debate and suggested a sinister motive.

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“I don’t want to believe in conspiracy theories of course, but it was much lower than hers and it was crackling,” he said.

Clinton, however, mocked him for the complaint.

“Anybody who complains about the microphone is not having a good night,” she said Tuesday.

Now it turns out that Trump was right all along.

The admission comes on heels of reports that a “cleaner” mysteriously met Clinton before the debate and was spotted quickly removing what looked liked a file folder from her podium.

cleaner before debate
Clinton meets with “cleaner” before debate.

Here’s video of that meeting:

Here he is after the debate:

So it’s reasonable to conclude that something isn’t exactly right here.  After all, “Clinton” is pretty much synonymous with “skullduggery…”


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