by Sharon Rondeau

(Sep. 29, 2020) — Several sources on Twitter late Tuesday morning reported that the Biden campaign requested breaks at 30-minute intervals during Tuesday night’s debate, a request which the Trump campaign reportedly denied.

President Trump has suggested he has “heard” that Biden is taking something to improve his mental acuity.  On Sunday morning, Trump tweeted he would “strongly demand” that both he and Biden take a “drug test” prior to the debate.

Tuesday’s debate, the first of three prior to the November 3 election, is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. at Case Western University in Cleveland, OH.

During Biden’s relatively few campaign appearances, some of his remarks suggest he is using a teleprompter to answer questions, a question a Biden spokesman declined to answer during an interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier.

Approximately 16 minutes before publication of this article, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted affirmation that “@JoeBiden agreed to an inspection for electronic ear pieces at #Debates2020 BUT now he is reversing course, declining the inspection!”


Update, 1:32 p.m. EDT:  Fox News reported early Tuesday afternoon that the Biden campaign refused Trump’s request for drug-testing.  It also reported that the Biden campaign denied having requested breaks.  “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,” the article also states.


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