Transcript for Trump vs. Biden on the campaign trail after 1st debate
The answer is yes. On this Thursday morning we'll begin with the race for the white house just 33 days until the final votes and the trail consumed by fallout from that debate that drew 73 million viewers. New rules are promised. Terry Moran in Washington with the latest. Good morning, Terry. Reporter: Good morning. There might not be another debate which could come as good news to many Americans. For 30 years the commission on presidential debates which is a bipartisan group has managed to run the show smoothly. All that ended this weekend. They are going back to the drawing board. More on that in a minute. The fallout continues and president trump is declaring victory publicly and privately but many top Republicans are stunned and dismayed at his inability to plainly and simply denounce an American fascist group. The president's debate performance has sparked a torrent of criticism even his most ardent allies have struggled to contain and Republicans are now distancing them 1678s from the president after he failed to disavow a far right fascist group saying this. Proud boys, stand back and stand by. Reporter: The senate's only black Republican, Tim Scott, of South Carolina calling on trump to explain himself. I think he misspoke. I think he should correct it. Reporter: Senate majority leader Mitch Mcconnell stopping short of directly calling the president out but clearly siding with Scott. He said it was unacceptable, not to condemn white supremacists so I do so in the strongest possible way. Reporter: Trump tried to walk back his commences claiming ignorance even though the proud boys were clearly described to him as white supremacists during the debate. I don't know who they are. I can only say they have to stand down, let law enforcement do their work. Reporter: When our Kyra Phillips pressed the president he still failed to denounce the group. White supremacists, they clearly love you and support you. Do you welcome that? I want law and order to be a very important part. It's a very important part of my campaign. But do you denounce them. I've always denounced any form -- Of white skrem si. Reporter: Joe Biden issued a clear condemnation. My message to the proud boys and every white supremacist group is cease and desist. Reporter: Many are questioning if the first will be the last presidential debate of the year. Wallace struggled to contain I hate to raise my voice. I understand you've agreed to the two minutes so let him have Reporter: Telling flshg "New York Times" the debate was a terrible missed opportunity and saying, I'm just disappointed with the results. For me but much more importantly I'm disappointed for the country because it could have been a much more useful evening than it turned out to be. The commission on presidential debates is promising to chain the format to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues. Polls show there was no clear winner in the debate. Both sides thought their guy won. For the Biden complain at the raised almost $24 million. The commission says they'll come up with new rules. Any idea what exactly they're thinking about and whether the candidates will accept it. Reporter: Well, the one thing that they are talking about is giving the moderator a switch to cut off the mic on a candidate who consistently interrupts or violates the rules otherwise and talking about other ways of getting it under control but the trump campaign said they don't want any changes to the rules. The next debate scheduled for October the 15th. In this one "The Washington post" looked at the 90 interruptions in this debate, 71 were by president trump, hard to change the debate if that's the way he wants to do it. Now to the latest on the
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