The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is happening Monday night and rules are already being laid down.
Drudge Report broke this news today:
DEBATE RULES: NO COUGHING BREAKS
If presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton slips into a coughing fit or any other medical crisis during Monday’s high-stakes debate, she will have to power through, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned!
“There are no commercial breaks,” a commission source explains. “Period.”
Debate moderator Lester Holt does not have the authority to cut away from the stage during the epic 90-minute showdown. And microphone audio for either of the candidates is not to be manipulated.
Drudge is also reporting that Hillary will get some extra height:
EDITOR’S NOTE: The presidential debate commission settled an early flashpoint when Clinton demanded a step-stool at the podium to add height to her 5’4″ frame. Campaign Chairman John Podesta expressed concern that Hillary would be dwarfed by 6’2″ Trump.
As an alternative, they’re apparently giving Hillary a custom made podium to account for the difference in height.
The debate is expected to be a ratings bonanza.
Here’s everything to need to know in order to watch via Syracuse.com:
When is the 1st Trump-Clinton debate? (Time, TV, live stream information)
Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will meet in the first presidential debate on Monday, Sept. 26, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt will be the moderator for the debate.
The event is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. and last for 90 minutes.
The debate will be aired on all the major television networks (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC), C-SPAN and several cable channels including CNN, FOX News and MSNBC.
The event will also be live-streamed on YouTube and Twitter.
It’ll probably make debate history.