Candidate "Donald Trump" (..finishing rambling diatribe):".....Putin likes me."
Mainstream media's "Wesley Thrall": "Sir, if we can get on to another topic...."
'D. Trump' (interrupting): "...America will be great again, Wesley, and NATO better think about fulfilling their obligations to us!"
'Thrall': "Mr. Trump...."
'D.Trump': (continuing): "Excuse me!....And when South Korea and other countries all have their own nuclear weapons we won't have to worry about supporting them so much either!"
'Thrall': "I have a different question for you Mr......."
'D. Trump' (interrupting again): "Excuse me Wesley!....Don't miss my huge guest-starring cameo on "WWE Battlefield". It's great!"
'Thrall': "Mr. TRUMP! Please. Let's get on with the interview that you agreed to do with this network!
Now sir: Recent public opinion polls indicate increasing concern among Americans about climate change and its effects, sometimes referred to as 'global warming'. Global temperature data shows the hottest years have all occurred since 1998. Both you and Mr. Pence are on record as, one way or another, doubting - if not outright dismissing - the issue of climate change and the science supporting....."
'D. Trump' (interrupting): "It's all Hillary's hot air..."
'Thrall': "Sir. if you'll let me finish the question..."
'D. Trump' (interrupting): "Excuse me! Mike Pence is a great choice who is going to help me "Make America Great Again!""
'Thrall': "That wasn't the q....."
'D. Trump': "Look...: Coal is from America. Coal-miners are Americans. Fracking is American. Frackers are American. We've got to Make America Great Again! I don't see the problem here....
'Thrall': "Carbon dioxide emissions from coal combustion represented 24.5 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2012... It has the highest carbon content of any fuel..."
'D. Trump' (interrupting): "What about China? Don't they burn a lot of coal?"
'Thrall': "...And how as a world leader would you go about addressing that aspect of the issue, sir?"
'D. Trump' (ignoring): "Regulations that shut down hundreds of coal-fired power plants and block the construction of new ones — how stupid is that?” I'll rescind all of them!"
'Thrall': "Sir, the U.S. president doesn't currently have legal authority to do that...."
'D. Trump': "When I get very dumb, embarrassing Ginsburg off the Court, I will!"
'Thrall': "But the president doesn't..."
'D. Trump': "...And Obama's Paris Agreement gives foreign bureaucrats control over how much energy we use on our land, in our country. No way."
'Thrall' (exasperated): "The Paris Agreement is comprised of voluntary pledges by countries....".
'D. Trump' (interrupting): "It's cancelled when I'm president! I alone can fix it! Nobody knows the system better than me. We’re going to bring back the coal industry, save the coal industry. I love those people."
'Thrall' (slumping in chair): "How, Mr. Trump...Exactly how will you alone do these things?
....We have to break now for a message, ↓brought to you by America's coal industry:"
P.S. Upcoming televised presidential debate planners and 'moderators': Please, no brow-beating interruptions of other, participating candidates tolerated. (Or the moderators.) None. Halt the 'debate'. Publicly admonish the offending party. Enforce time limits. ...Send them off for a 'timeout'....whatever. Etc.
... And, if necessary: No studio audience of rabid, shouting 'supporters', turning the debate into a grandstanding spectacle. Please, let the rest of us hear the candidates - by themselves - speak to the issues.