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A good workman: Trump blames ‘defective’ mic

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In the wake of the first presidential debate, Republican nominee Donald Trump has complained he had a malfunctioning microphone.

Trump told reporters on Monday his microphone was “defective” during the 95-minute debate against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“They also gave me a defective mic did you notice that? My mic was defective within the room,” he said.

“I wonder, was that on purpose?”

Speaking in an interview on Fox and Friends, Trump added his microphone was set much lower than Clinton’s.

“It was on and off and it was much lower than hers,” he said about the microphone, which he said tested fine ahead of the debate.

“I don’t want to believe in conspiracy theories of course, but it was much lower than hers and it was crackling.”

It’s not the first time Trump has suggested he was handed a faulty microphone.

Back in January at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, Trump stopped mid-speech to say: By the way, I don’t like this mic.”

He went on calling whoever installed it a “son of a *****”.

“George, don’t pay him! I believe in paying, but when someone does a bad job, like this stupid mic, you shouldn’t pay the bill.”

Clinton weighed in on Trump’s complaint from the debate held at Hofstra University on New York’s Long Island.

“Anybody who complains about the microphone is not having a good night,” Clinton said on Tuesday morning.

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