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Member of debate commission rebukes Trump and says President's attacks are 'just wrong'

October 21, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

US President Donald Trump (L) and Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

A member of the Commission on Presidential Debates said President Donald Trump's attacks on the commission are "just wrong," a rare rebuke coming from a member of an organization that strives to stay neutral.

Washington (CNN)A member of the Commission on Presidential Debates said President Donald Trump's attacks on the commission are "just wrong," a rare rebuke coming from a member of an organization that strives to stay neutral.

Trump has repeatedly attacked debate moderators and the commission, falsely claiming during an interview on "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday that his matchup with former Vice President Joe Biden this week is "so set up," even though the debate topics and moderator were agreed to by both campaigns weeks ago.

Mentioning Trump's attacks on Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, who moderated the first presidential debate, Trump campaign senior adviser Steve Cortes accused the commission in a tweet of a "scheme to protect their preferred candidate" -- Biden.

Danforth wrote that Trump's charge that the commission opted for a remote-town hall debate to favor Biden was "nonsense. "

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