The Trump team has demanded a new debate rule ahead of the first debate. Trump is asking that a third party check both candidates for electronic ear pieces.
According to Fox News:
CLEVELAND — President Trump is asking for an additional ground rule [sic] ahead of Tuesday night’s first presidential debate between himself and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
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 Biden has not, so far, sources said.
Over the last several weeks, 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, Fox News is told.
Fox News is reaching out to the Commission on Presidential debates – the bipartisan organization that for more than three decades has organized and produced the debates – for a response to the requests from the two campaigns.
The debate will begin at 9 p.m. and will be hosted by Fox News’ Chris Wallace.