Biden Campaign Demands Break Every 30 Minutes During First Debate
The request has again called Biden's health into question
Joe Biden's campaign has requested a break every 30 minutes during tonight's highly-anticipated presidential debate, reports say.
The debate, which will run for 90 minutes and has no commercial breaks, prompted the Biden camp's requests for brief pauses to allow the former vice president to rest.
But the request has again called Biden's health into question.
A Trump campaign source said, "our guy doesn't need breaks. He gives 90-minute speeches all the time," according to Fox News.
Meanwhile, the Trump campaign rejected the idea and countered it with their own request that both candidates be checked for hidden earpieces before the debate.
Trump's re-election campaign demanded that the Biden campaign allows a third party to look for electronic devices or transmitters in the ears of each debater.
The President consented to this kind of inspection, but Biden has not.
Earlier this month, Trump called for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to be tested for “some kind of enhancement” before the debates.
“He is on some kind of enhancement, in my opinion."
Trump said he would be willing to take a drug test if Biden also takes one.
“I’ll take one. He’ll take one. We should both take a drug test.”
Trump recently compared the presidential debates to a “prizefight" in an interview with the Washington Examiner’s Byron York.
“Well, it is a prizefight,” Trump said.
“It’s no different from the gladiators, except we have to use our brain and our mouth. And our body to stand," Trump said.
"I want all standing; they want to sit down.”
The first debate will kick off at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday and is being hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
The event will be moderated by "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace.