DONALD Trump has requested that sleepy Joe Biden to be checked for a secret ‘earpiece’ ahead of the first Presidential debate taking place later tonight.
Fox News reportes that the President has asked for an additional ‘ground rule’, but the Biden campaign is rejecting it – suggesting Biden will be helped by an ear piece.
The Trump 2020 campaign wants the Biden campaign to allow a third party to inspect the ears of each debater for electronic devices or transmitters.
The president has consented to this kind of inspection, but a source said the Biden campaign has declined the ear check.
“Joe Biden’s handlers several days ago agreed to a pre-debate inspection for electronic earpieces but today abruptly reversed themselves and declined.”
“Biden’s handlers have asked for multiple breaks during the debate, which President Trump doesn’t need, so we have rejected that request,” Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said.
“On top of the refusal to take a drug test, it seems pretty obvious that the Biden team is looking for any safety net they can find in the hours leading up to the debate. With his 47 years as a failed Washington politician, how much help does Biden want?”
Over the last several weeks, sources told Fox News, the former vice president’s campaign has also requested two breaks — one every 30 minutes — to break up the 90-minute commercial-free program. But that request has been denied by their Trump counterparts, the sources said.
A Trump campaign source told Fox News that “our guy doesn’t need breaks. He gives 90-minute speeches all the time.”
Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, called the Trump campaign’s request “absurd” in a call with reporters. She also denied the claim that the campaign had asked for breaks.