There is a lot of anticipation for the first presidential debate. It will air tonight at 9pm, and take place in Cleveland, Ohio. But the Trump campaign wants to make sure it is a fair debate, and have made some unorthodox requests in order to ensure Biden doesn’t have any advantages.
First, President Trump requested the candidates take a mandatory drug test. This request comes after rumors circulated Joe Biden could be on drugs, and in particular, cocaine. Trump tweeted, “Joe Biden just announced that he will not agree to a Drug Test. Gee, I wonder why?”
And now, the Biden campaign has asked for two breaks in the 90 minute debate. The break would come every thirty minutes, and is not usual for a live debate. President Trump’s team has denied this request. A Trump source told Fox News that Trump “doesn’t need breaks. He gives 90-minute speeches al the time.”
Moreover, Trump wants to make sure Biden’s not being fed information if he goes off track. In a report from Fox News, Trump’s campaign wants a third party person to inspect the ears of both the candidates to ensure there are no hidden electronic devices or transmitters. Trump has said he would allow for this type of inspection, but Biden so far, has not.
Biden has been accused of using teleprompters in interviews, and Trump’s team has focused on his confusion or slip of words as possible indicators he is not mentally fit for office. This has led to the theory that the Democrats plan to have Harris as the frontrunner if Biden wins the election, and therefore, are misleading voters.
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