Democrats of course thought nothing of Donald Trump’s statement that his microphone was defective at the presidential debate. Another “conspiracy theory,” right?
Hillary Clinton used it as a way to attack the Republican nominee’s performance. “Anybody who complains about the microphone is not having a good night,” she told reporters after the debate.
Trump had mentioned the mic malfunction several times. All his comments were along these lines:
“And they also had, gave me a defective mic. Did you notice that? My mic was defective within the room,” he told reporters. “…I wonder, was that on purpose? Was that on purpose? But I had a mic that wasn’t working properly within the room.”
Later on, he continued:
“I had a problem with a microphone that didn’t work. I don’t know if you saw that in the room. My microphone was terrible. I wonder was it set up that way on purpose. My microphone in the room, they couldn’t hear me, you know, it was going on and off. Which isn’t exactly great. I wonder if it was set up that way, but it was terrible. When I tested, it was beautiful, like an hour before, I said what a great mic. It was going on and off and it was much lower than hers. I don’t want to believe in conspiracy theories, of course, but it was much lower than hers and it was crackling and she didn’t have that problem. That to me was a bad problem, you have a bum mic, that’s not exactly good.”
“Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall.”
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