Politics Biden mocks Trump campaign with tweet touting 'earpiece and performance enhancers' ahead of debate

04:20  30 september  2020
04:20  30 september  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

Joe Biden mocks Trump's claim he will use an earpiece and is on drugs

  Joe Biden mocks Trump's claim he will use an earpiece and is on drugs Joe Biden mocked President Donald Trump campaign's claims that the Democrat will use an earpiece and performance enhancing drugs at Tuesday night's debate.The former vice president tweeted a picture of tangled up iPhone earbuds and Jeni's ice cream, an Ohio-based company that retails for $12 a pint.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday made light of the Trump campaign 's efforts to sow doubt about the former vice president's performance should he do well during the first presidential debate .

Additionally, Biden ’s campaign reportedly requested breaks every 30 minutes, but the Trump team rejected that request as well. “As far as the listening devices and the Biden campaign ’s response to that, I think that’s interesting. We will have to follow that through the day to [see] what comes out of

Joe Biden had some fun at the expense of the Trump campaign after a lengthy exchange about proposed debate rules ahead of the first showdown between the Democratic nominee and President Trump.

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In a rather bizarre back and forth, the Trump team alleged that Biden team initially agreed to allow a third party to inspect the ears of both candidates to detect any use of electronic devices or transmitters and reversed on the new rule. The Trump campaign also claimed the Biden campaign requested breaks after every 30 minutes of the debate, something the Trump team says it rejected.

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This followed President Trump's repeated calls for Biden to take a drug test after his previous unsubstantiated suggestion that the former VP was on performance enhancers during his final primary debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., after rockier debate performances prior.


Meanwhile, the Biden campaign denied that it had ever requested breaks during the debate and called the suggestion that Biden would wear an earpiece "ridiculous." The Biden team went even further and claimed that President Trump had urged debate moderator, "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace, to not mention the over 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, something the Trump campaign also fiercely denied.

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UPDATE: The Trump campaign released a statement on Tuesday reminding Biden 's team that they agreed to do an earpiece inspection several days ago. " Biden ’s handlers have asked for multiple breaks during the debate , which President Trump doesn’t need, so we have rejected that request.

The Trump team claimed the Biden campaign had reneged on an agreement to conduct a pre- debate inspection for electronic earpieces and had asked for multiple breaks during their faceoff. "Of course he's not wearing an earpiece , and we never asked for breaks," The Washington Post quoted Biden 's

On Tuesday evening, just hours before the debate, the Democratic candidate offered a tongue-in-cheek confirmation that he will be using an "earpiece and performance enhancers."

"It’s debate night, so I’ve got my earpiece and performance enhancers ready," Biden tweeted with a photograph of iPhone earbuds and a pint of Jeni's ice cream.


The debate – the first of three between Biden and Trump -- 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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