Debate Commission: ‘There Were Issues Regarding Donald Trump’s Audio’

By Chris Ariens 

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One of the more memorable moments from Monday’s first presidential debate was Donald Trump‘s deep nose breathing.

When Trump went on Fox & Friends for a 15-minute interview Tuesday morning, Steve Doocy asked, “What’s the deal with the sniffles?”

“No, no sniffles,” Trump shot back, adding, “The mic was very bad, but maybe it was good enough to hear breathing, but there was no sniffles.”

Well today the Commission on Presidential Debates says Trump was right: “Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall,” the commission in a statement today.

That doesn’t really explain the deep nose breathing, however. And while there may have been issues inside the auditorium at Hofstra, we have not heard complaints about there being any audio issues for viewers at home.