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There Will Be No Commercial Breaks During The Presidential Debates

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Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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There will be no bathroom breaks for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump during the presidential debates, an official with the Commission on Presidential Debates has confirmed.

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(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

“There are no commercial breaks,” the source told the Drudge Report Friday. “Period.”

[dcquiz] Lester Holt — who is moderating the first debate Monday at Hofstra University in New York — will not be allowed to cut away from the stage or manipulate the microphone audio during the 90-minute debate between the two candidates. (RELATED: Will Moderators Be Allowed To Wear Earpieces During The Debates?)

As the Drudge Report noted, Clinton’s campaign requested that she be allowed to use a step stool during the debate “to add height to her 5’4″ frame.”

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(Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

“The request was quickly rejected. The commission is allowing for a custom-made podium, which will accommodate the difference in stature.” (RELATED: Massive Ratings Expected For Trump-Clinton Debate)

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(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Experts have predicted that over 100 million people will watch Trump and Clinton go head to head. For comparison, that’s almost as many people who watched the Super Bowl last year — 111 million.