Debate Commission Now Says Trump Had Audio ‘Issues’ Monday Night

September 30, 2016 2:55 p.m.

After Donald Trump complained that his microphone at the first presidential debate was “terrible,” the Commission on Presidential Debates issued a short statement Friday saying that the Republican nominee’s audio had “issues.”

“Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall,” the statement from the debate commission read.

Following the debate, Trump complained that the sound on his microphone was “going on and off.”

“I had a problem with a microphone that didn’t work,” he said on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday morning. “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.”

The one-sentence statement from the debate commission did not suggest that the audio issues Trump experienced affected the television broadcast of the debate.

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