The Biden campaign is asking for two breaks during the 90-minute commercial-free showdown.

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.

Fox News 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. The president has consented to this kind of inspection, but Biden has not, so far, sources said.

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Over the last several weeks, Biden’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 the Trump campaign.

A Trump campaign source told Fox News that “our guy doesn’t need breaks. He gives 90-minute speeches all the time.”

Fox Business broke the details regarding the Trump campaign’s request for a third-party inspector to look for electronic devices in the candidates’ ears on Tuesday morning.


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The debate, the first of three between President Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden, kicks off at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday and is being hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. The showdown’s being moderated by “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace.

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