Stephen Colbert on debate mute rule: ‘How about a fast-forward button?’

Late-night hosts react to a new feature in Thursday’s presidential debate and Trump’s claim the US is ‘pandemic-ed out’

“As the election day barrels down on us like an out-of-control manure spreader, one of the last chances to influence the race is this Thursday’s presidential debate,” said Stephen Colbert on Tuesday’s Late Show. After a widely panned first debate in which Donald Trump interrupted the moderator Chris Wallace and Democratic opponent Joe Biden a whopping 128 times, the commission on presidential debates announced the institution of a mute button to silence the opposing candidate’s microphone during two-minute responses (“open discussion” portions of the debate will proceed as normal).

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