On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Real Clear Politics Founder Tom Bevan speculated on why the Trump campaign is bring up issues like earpieces and break requests only a few hours before the first debate.

"Certainly the Trump campaign is engaging in a lot of the a lot of gamesmanship pre-debate, which I'm not sure how effective that is or constructive that is. We will have to see. I think they are doing an awful lot of it, though. And to extend the metaphor, working the refs ahead of the actual match."