The Debate Commission has said it will mute the microphones when necessary during the final presidential debate this week. What will this mean for both President Trump and Joe Biden's campaigns?

Now, we are mere weeks away from the highly anticipated presidential election...

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And it's been an explosive journey coming up to it, to say the least!

Donald Trump is hoping to gain victory and be reelected as President of the United States...

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But it seems that he has some serious competition from his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.

Of course, the election couldn't have fallen on a worse year...

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But it has been powering on ahead... despite many major setbacks.

The first presidential debate was held on September 29th at the Samson Pavilion of the Health Education Campus in Cleveland.

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Entering into the debate, Biden had a significant and persistent lead in the polls. Biden's lead was compounded by a cash crunch in Trump's campaign, with Biden's campaign donations improving significantly.

President Trump was obviously aware of this...

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And in the weeks running up the debate, he attempted to cast doubt over Biden's abilities, claiming that he was suffering from dementia and that he was taking performance-enhancing drugs. Trump even requested Biden to take a drug test before the debate!

But overall, the ninety-minute debate, that was held by Fox News' Chris Wallace, was a bitter one.

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Both Trump and Biden seemed to be having a field day throwing insults at one another, calling each other out, and constantly interrupting each other.

The whole debate was certainly made personal...

And it didn't leave a pleasant taste in the mouths of viewers who were, quite frankly, left feeling disgusted at what they had just witnessed.

It all felt very disorganized...

And the people of America have never before felt so disheartened in the run-up to an election.

But Trump's presidential campaign seems to be hitting rocks...

And things took an ultimate turn for the worst when at the start of October, the President and the First Lady, Melania, tested positive for COVID-19. Trump insisted that they immediately went into self-isolation together and that they felt fine, but after just a few days, he was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Centre.

Despite the huge worry surrounding Trump's health...

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He was discharged just a few days later and insisted to the nation that all we need to do is to "learn to live with COVID", which was very concerning to hear.

Well, the first and only vice presidential debate of 2020 went ahead on October 7th between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris.

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Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today, Ellen Page, moderated the heated debate in Utah and in similarity to the first Presidential Debate, sparks flew for miles.

Kamala Harris opened eyes with her firm techniques in handling interruptions by Pence...

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Including her putting her hand up and firmly saying, "Mr. Vice President, I'm speaking"... engulfing Pence into silence.

According to the polls, Harris was the one who came out on top...

And it probably didn't help Trump's campaign any more that Pence became a laughing stock after a fly landed on his head half-way through the debate. You really can't make these things up!

Following the VP debate, Trump continued to insist on how he was "feeling better than ever."

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But when Joe Biden proposed making the next presidential debate a virtual one in the interest of health and safety, Trump put his foot down.

FYI, this wasn't just Biden's idea.

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The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the October 15th town hall-style debate in Miami would take place virtually as health experts raised concerns about whether it would be safe to hold the event in person given Trump is still recovering from COVID-19.

So instead, Joe Biden participated in a Philadelphia town hall forum moderated by ABC's George Stephanopoulos on October 15th...

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And in typical Trump fashion, the President announced at the last minute that he would be holding his own town hall forum in Miami at exactly the same time, hosted by NBC.

Trump's event was hosted by NBC's Savannah Guthrie...

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And this was the first time ever that 2 hopeful presidential candidates went head-to-head at the same time while not being at the same event.

Trump's forum was firey and argumentative...

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While Biden's was calm and collected.

Right now, Joe Biden seems to be in the lead going by the polls...

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But remember when we said this about Clinton's campaign 4 years ago?

The next debate is scheduled to go ahead on October 22nd...

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And it seems that this time around, the Debate Commission will be implementing some new rules following the first disastrous debate.

The new rule regards the microphones that will be used in the debate.

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In a statement announcing the rule change, the Commission said the only candidate whose microphone will be live during the 2-minute segments in which only a single candidate has the floor will be "the candidate who has the floor under the rules." So to put it in simpler terms, it's to stop the opponents from interrupting each other.

The format of the debate will remain the same...

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Which means that the risk of the candidates talking over each other during the "open discussion" period of the debate remains, but nevertheless, each candidate will be able to have their say without being interrupted.

People are feeling hopeful...

And many feel that this new strategy will work well in both candidates' favors.

But many feel another Trump tantrum is brewing...

How will the president react to this new rule?

We're eager to see how this new rule will work for the debate...

So make sure to stay posted for upcoming updates.