This is a great idea but Biden’s camp won’t allow it.
President Trump’s re-election campaign wants Joe Biden’s camp to permit a third party to inspect the ears of each debater for electronic devices.
Trump has given the ear inspection the green light, but the Biden campaign has rejected the ear check.
I wonder why?
Probably because Biden will use an ear device and listen to his handlers.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 29, 2020
Our pals over at Fox News had these details to add to the story:
President Trump is asking for an additional ground rule ahead of Tuesday night’s first presidential debate between himself and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. But the Biden campaign is rejecting it.
Fox News has learned that the president’s re-election 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.
The Trump campaign, in the hours ahead of the debate, claimed Biden’s campaign had agreed to such an inspection before reversing themselves.
“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,” said Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh. “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?
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) September 29, 2020
The New York Post chipped in too:
President Trump’s re-election campaign wants to make sure Joe Biden doesn’t have someone feeding him answers during Tuesday evening’s blockbuster first presidential debate in Cleveland, The Post has learned.
Trump 2020 wants the Biden campaign to agree to a third-party inspection of the candidates’ ears for electronic transmitters and devices before they take the stage, a source with the Trump campaign said.
The president has consented to this inspection but the former vice president has yet to do so.
Hours out from the first #PresidentialDebate2020 Team Trump requests an ear check for Joe Biden (for electronic devices) and claims Biden wants breaks in the 90min debate.. and Biden announces he’ll release his 2019 tax return today. Let the games begin! @TheTodayShow @9NewsAUS pic.twitter.com/m2Pa15jga7
— Amelia Adams (@AmeliaAdams9) September 29, 2020
This debate is about to be fireworks.
The debate will be 90 minutes long and I’m not sure Biden will be able to last that long without messing up.
Maybe that’s why he’s denying an inspection for ear devices because he will be using one.