Prior to Tuesday’s debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the Trump campaign released a statement accusing Biden of wearing an earpiece at tonight’s event. The Biden campaign fired back, revealing that the Trump team urged moderator Chris Wallace to “never mention” the number of people that died from COVID-19 during the Trump presidency.
Biden campaign deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield released the statement in response to the Trump campaign’s attacks.
“If we’re playing that game then the Trump team asked that Chris Wallace never mention the number of COVID deaths once during the debate,” Bedingfield said, according to reports.
The Biden campaign pushed back on this saying he won't be wearing an earpiece and they never asked for breaks.
Deputy CM Kate Bedingfield: "If we're playing that game then the Trump team asked that Chris Wallace never mention the number of COVID deaths once during the debate." https://t.co/4SitfRTWDI
— Daniel Strauss (@DanielStrauss4) September 29, 2020
It was not immediately clear if Bedingfield was serious about her allegation or if she made it to make a point about the wild claims made by the Trump team.
In addition to Trump's request that debate officials *inspect Biden's ear for an earpiece* pre-debate, Biden comms director @KBeds said the Trump camp also asked Chris Wallace not mention the 200K US COVID deaths.
Bedingfeld calls it an attempt to win on process over substance.
— Kara Voght (@karavoght) September 29, 2020
Biden spox @KBeds appeared to deny Trump camp claims that Biden reneged on an agreement to allow a 3rd-party inspection to ensure he's not wearing an earpiece to receive talking points. She made a wild claim: Trump's camp demanded moderator not mention the 205k+ covid deaths 1/x
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) September 29, 2020