This is bound to happen after a new rule was adopted by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).
Right-wing portals are screaming it is an attempt to silence and humiliate Trump.
Trump has expressed his opinion of Welker ahead of the debate (see Tweet below).
She’s always been terrible & unfair, just like most of the Fake News reporters, but I’ll still play the game. The people know! How’s Steve Scully doing? https://t.co/uS3EWzfFPy
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2020
“But I’ll still play the game,” he added. The people know! How’s Steve Scully doing?”:
Trump’s camp is not happy with the new rules, but the commission says it is alright with the last minute changes.
They call it another interference in the debate and in the election by pro-democrat elements.
On another note, Trump is still trailing in every national poll, but he enjoys a small lead among voters not aligned with either party.
Data from the University of Michigan’s survey of American consumers show independents, slightly favour a Trump victory.
The University of Michigan survey asks consumers who they think will win.
As expected consumers identifying as Democrats predict a win for Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Republicans predict a Trump win. But the independent are slightly in favour of Trump.
“Most elections are decided by those who are non-aligned with either party,” said Richard Curtin, the survey’s chief economist.
“The views of Independents remained unchanged and nearly equal, giving Trump a slight advantage of 2 or 3 points.”