Donald Trump's Debate Mic Had Audio "Issues," Says Commission

Donald Trump Debate 4 - Getty - H 2016
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Donald Trump Debate 4 - Getty - H 2016

Trump's complaints get validated (sort of).

Donald Trump may not have been entirely wrong when he was speculating about mic issues after the first general-election presidential debate, which took place on Monday.

"Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump's audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall," the Commission on Presidential Debates said in a tersely worded statement that didn't elaborate on what those issues were.

Following the Sept. 26 debate, the Republican presidential contender appeared to be just stirring up another conspiracy theory when he complained about microphone issues.

"My microphone was terrible. I wonder, was it set up that way on purpose?" Trump said on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning.

Hillary Clinton had responded to that line of speculation with a joke: "Anybody who complains about the microphone is not having a good night."

The showdown between the nominees, held at Hofstra University in New York and aired on 13 networks, was the most watched presidential debate in history, captivating 84 million viewers.