Hey Presidential Debate Audience, Don’t Forget: You Have to ‘Please Be Quiet’
Audience members at the first presidential debate on Monday night have been asked to hold their applause through the highly anticipated 90-minute event.
After Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump take the stage in their first debate matchup, the crowd is expected to refrain from making any noise—a far cry from this year’s primary debates, especially the Republican debates, which were chock full of audience involvement.
“There’s no clapping, there’s no cheering, there’s no booing, there’s no sound,” said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates in an introduction. “Please be quiet.”