Trump-Clinton Debate Rules Leaked: 90 Minutes Straight, No Step-Stool, & No Coughing Breaks Allowed

Tyler Durden's picture

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.

Clinton has experienced severe coughing episodes throughout the election year. During a Labor Day campaign stop she suffered a 4-minute choking marathon.

Monday's throwdown could top out at 100 million viewers, making it the biggest political event in history.

Finally Drudge notes that Hillary wanted a step-stool:

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.


The request was quickly rejected.


The commission is allowing for a custom-made podium, which will accommodate the difference in stature.

Grab your popcorn, this is going to be fun...

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Syrin's picture

I would hate to be her once removed second cousin.   That guy is likely to have a funeral Monday she has to attend instead of taking part in the debate.

Silver Bug's picture

This is epic beyond proportions! Good luck to Hillary, she can't stand for 30 minutes without having an episode, let alone for an hour and half! Look for her to back out in the coming days.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

They will brace those cankles, and tranq her lung reflexes, and wire up her brain.  Must.  Not.  Stop.

Looney's picture


What, no pee-breaks?

I hope the moderator wears a gas mask and a bio-hazard suit.   ;-)


ParkAveFlasher's picture

They will harness up her entire excretory system.  The thing will stand and speak.

Looney's picture

Yeap! Just a single staple to her Va-Jay-Jay and she is sealed!   ;-)


RAT005's picture

Some guy in a huge pink moo-moo could be waiting in Cankles "ladies" room.  Give her an injection to straighen out her back!

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

I can't wait! Hillary is going to absolutely obliterate Trump in these debates. How is he going to answer to his sexist and racist comments? How is he going to explain his collaboration with Russia, our greatest enemy? It's going to be a chicken shoot. The health myths will also be dispelled during this debate, and the white supremacist alt right will be forced to retract their inane accusations about her having "Parkinson's" or a "brain tumor". Trump is going to get absolutely destroyed, lol.

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FireBrander's picture

The Charlotte Riots

North Carolina could be critical to Trump's campaign, given recent polling suggesting Clinton holds a wide lead in neighboring Virginia and in Pennsylvania. Should those electorally-rich states remain off the board, North Carolina's 15 votes become more important for Trump's path to victory. - CNN Aug 15th 2016.


Virginia – Trump closing the gap – 8/17: H55%, T36% | 9/20 H51% T40% | 8% Undecided - Roanoke College

Pennsylvania – H45%, T39% with 7% “undecided” - RCP average.

Sept 20th, Trump takes the lead in North Carolina by an RCP average of 3 points.


Protests” Timeline

  1. Hillary Clinton scheduled (months in advance) for a "Community Round-table" event in Charlotte with the group "Mothers of the Movement" on Sept 20th.

  2. Sept 20th, early AM, Hillary abruptly cancels Charlotte visit; no reason given.

  3. Sept 20th at 4PM, officers shoot and kill Keith Lamont Scott

  4. Sept 20th at 8PM, an “aggressive group of agitators” appears to “protest”.

  5. Sept 21st, at 7:41AM, Hillary sides with the “protesters” by tweeting “Keith Lamont Scott. Terence Crutcher. Too many others. This has got to end. -H “.

  6. Sept 21st, evening, more “agitators” appear and more violence.

  7. Sept 22nd, “70% of those arrested are not from Charlotte”

wildbad's picture

lots of internet chatter at the moment about a momentous "EVENT" which will change EVERYTHING about this election.

there is talk about assasination of both candidates, and or explosions.

i hope not, i want to see Illary Explode without pyrotechnics

Manthong's picture

..but what about the lizard eye thing?

Is that allowed?

I don't think Trump or even Putin could handle that.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Manthong Sep 23, 2016 12:00 PM

Just wait - Hillary(!) is allowed to build a custom podium.  There are podiums with platforms built into them.  She will get her step stool.

Manthong's picture

I bought a new patio umbrella stand yesterday.

It goes under the faux stone 42” table to hold the umbrella (1.5” diameter) stable.

She could use this up her butt to keep her upright and steady.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Manthong Sep 23, 2016 1:03 PM

Her moaning with pleasure would be too distracting during the debate.  But she might just try it.

Manthong's picture

um.. do not want to answer that, but..

how big is a Louiseville Slugger?

MalteseFalcon's picture

Hitlery is now one coughing jag away from getting broomed out of this election.

RafterManFMJ's picture

I hope sprays on the Hai Karate by the gallon!!

The Merovingian's picture

THAT was fucking priceless!  Thanks for that.

Occident Mortal's picture

Trump will be filling his pockets with grass pollen.

We all know Trump is going to lean down right over her when they meet in the middle to shake. Just to emphasise her weak little stature.

All that remains is how is Clinton going to back out of the debate?

Because surely nobody believes the DNC is actually going to expose their candidate to this scorching firestorm.

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Maybe one with wheels, and an electric motor, and a joystick control, so she can motor around like Captain Pike.

William Banzai, can you do anything with that?

The Chief's picture

Absolutely brilliant. Soda sprayed out of my nose.

GoatETF's picture

+1 for William Banzai pic with Soros and Rothschild running the joystick.

Manthong's picture

Or the liberal f’n cosmic math genius  but reality dumber than a doorknob Hawking.

We are just holograms in his picture.

Kilgore Trout's picture

Captain Pike had lights he could activate for "yes" or "no". She'll need a third for "I don't recall".

s2man's picture

' I don't recall'.   Reminds me of my favorite,  'I have no such knowledge,  and if I did I cannot recall it'.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Hillary's podium will have built-in teleprompters and an infusion pump connected to bags of stimulants.

Francis Marx's picture

She will have too. You know there is no way she can stay up for 90 minutes.

TerraHertz's picture

She needs a podium with full life support built in. And a back brace to hold her up.

I hope side and rear cameras are allowed. Anyone with a millimeter waver imager that looks like a TV camera? That would sort out questions about her um... accessories.


90 minutes! She'll die. (We can but hope.)

Manthong's picture

Gee, if she drops anywhere near the venue…

It would be so cool to see the toxicology report… it might burn out the best of laser printers.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Then Trump should have a platform built into his podium as well.  Make him seven feet tall.  That'll teach her ass.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

The higher the step schtool the bigger the fall into the poo.

Noktirnal's picture

A podium is a raised platform. The thing people stand behind, with a surface to hold notes is a lectern. The podium IS the step-stool.

JLee2027's picture

So Trump should add 8 inches or so inside his podium.

JLee2027's picture

It will probably come with leg braces to hold her up and emergency injector needles.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

We are looking so hard for 'extraterrestrial' life that we have completely ignored 'interdimensional' beings...

Chuck Walla's picture

Will they allow sound effects for her crazy eyes ala Roger Rabbit?  That would make the thing a spectacle worth seeing.



God, if you're there, please let there be light, a bright strobing light...

Implied Violins's picture

...and she could look them both down at the same time.


trgfunds's picture

Yeah, Ten Four. Over and out.

msmith9962's picture

I bet here eyes will be painted on her glasses like Scooter on the muppets.

jeff montanye's picture

and just in case:

what hazel eyes?  these are clearly blue.

AViewFromDublin's picture

That WILL happen when her colostomy bag explodes and showers the audience and moderator with urine and faeces.


Trump will have an umbrella handy. Smart, smart man. Another reason Amercans will love him even more. A man who prepares and anticipates all possiblle outcomes.

The pic of Trump under an open umbrella in the studio will become truly iconic with shops selling out T shirts emblazoned with "Trump Weathers Hillary's Deplorable Shitstorm" across the front.






Escrava Isaura's picture

Peak of insanity.

wildbad FireBrander: moment about a momentous "EVENT" which will change EVERYTHING……there is talk about assasination of both candidates, and or explosions.

The only momentous “EVENT” is not in the internet but in your brain.

You’re spending too much time in front of a computer.


Manthong's picture

<<< she does not survive the heat


<<< she makes it out