Donald Trump’s Microphone Really Was Defective During the Presidential Debate

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Donald Trump speaks during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University. (Getty)

The Commission on Presidential Debates said on Friday that Donald Trump’s microphone was indeed defective during the first presidential debate.

The non-partisan commission released a one sentence statement on its website on Friday addressing the issue that was raised by the Republican nominee for president. Their statement read, “Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall.”

It seems this issue only affected the audio heard by those in attendance at Hofstra University, though, not the audio that was broadcast to television viewers. Therefore, this would not have made much of a difference in the overall perception of Trump’s debate performance.

But Trump did originally say that the microphone only did not work within the room itself, and so his original complaint was legitimate (although there is no evidence the faulty microphone was given to him on purpose).

“And they also gave me a defective mic, did you notice that? My mic was defective within the room,” Trump said after the debate. “I wonder. Was that on purpose? But I had a mic that wasn’t working properly.”

Hillary Clinton later mocked Trump for this statement.

“Anybody who complains about the microphone is not having a good night,” Clinton told reporters on Tuesday.

The issue of the microphone was the first complaint Donald Trump made after the debate regarding how things were run. He has not brought up the audio issues since, in recent days complaining instead about moderator Lester Holt’s questions.

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  1. well, oh surprise1 it turns out dt was telling the truth11 after all and as always111 although a too little, too late if you ask me… and it was indeed a big issue for him, because he feeds from the audience; unlike fake scripted hellary. this just wasn’t about being ‘a sore loser’, but an obv biased maneuver to tilt the result in favor of hitlary form the start. i always wonder why ppl couldn’t get it right away; but kept of attacking dt for naught… but anyways, onto a more sig rel issue; it’s silly, ridiculous and stupid the main reason hellary claims to be prep for a debate. she has to; not because she wants to be a good prez, but because she’d be exposed as a lying pos otherwise. all someone has to do if they really wanted to is to ask her a valid follow up question that she wasn’t expected… and of course there’s the fact that you can’t be prep for the unknown. so how is she going to take the fast and clever decisions that sometimes are req in real time… you can’t always have the luxury of prepping for days on. anyone can make good choices after gathering all the facts. it’s when you don’t, that it really counts; like risky biz real state investments, dt :cough: yet her judgment has been proven deficient time and time again; even with said advantages1111 so imho, she doesn’t have any prez ‘look’ at all11111