President Trump said Tuesday that he “kind of” prepares every day for the upcoming parliamentary debates with Joe Biden, while once again proposing that his Democratic rival should take a drug test prior to the events to see if he “takes anything or does not give him some clarity. ”
During an extensive interview with “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning, the president was asked about the upcoming presidential debates. The first is scheduled to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, and will be moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
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“I prepare every day by just doing what I do,”
“I do not know which Biden is coming because I saw him during the debates when they had 20 people on stage … and I saw him and he was a disaster,” Trump said, referring to the Democratic primary debates. . “You will not get worse. He was grossly incompetent. ”
However, the president said the former vice president during the March 15 one-on-one debate between Biden and former Democratic candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Was “OK.”
“I saw him against Bernie, he was okay, he was not Winston Churchill, I can tell you that, but he was okay, he was fine,” Trump said.
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The president then went on to question whether Biden was taking medication to improve his debate performance – a topic he has repeatedly raised over the past few weeks while calling for a mandatory drug test ahead of the election debates.
Trump offered no evidence to support his claims, nor did he say what drug he thought Biden was taking.
“What did he do? What happened to him all of a sudden? Because he was OK, it was an extraordinarily boring debate, but he got through it,” Trump said. “And I said, what’s the difference between now and some of the classic moments? in the other debates, and something was strange in my opinion. “
He added: “I do not want to say what, but many people think something is happening, but you can not do that kind of thing. You just can not do that kind of thing. ”
Trump went on to say that he, too, would take a drug test ahead of the debates.
“I wanted to take one, too,” Trump said. “He takes something or takes something that gives him a clarity … Maybe he had 15 cups of coffee.”
Trump continued with a doubling of Biden’s primary debate performance, while also taking a touch against his comrade, Senator Kamala Harris, D-California, who also launched a presidential bid this cycle.
“I’ve seen him in the debate with the other people, including Kamala, and no one treated him worse than her, called him a racist … Kamala has her own problems, she dropped out before they came to Iowa. “I think she is not a good choice compared to Mike Pence, who has been a great vice president,” he said.
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But Trump again returned to the subject of a drug test, calling it “very strange” and saying, “I think he should take a drug test.”
“Joe is lost, Joe is lost,” Trump said. “We can not have a president who is mentally lost.”
Last month, the Biden campaign denied that the former vice president was any medicine during the debates, blasting Trump like a liar.
“We know it’s incredible for Donald Trump, but Joe Biden can speak honestly without a shot of truth serum,” Andrew Bates, a spokesman for Biden’s campaign, told Fox News. “We want to see Trump do the same.”
The first months of Biden’s third bid in the White House were marked by disparate debates and twisted town halls in Iowa and New Hampshire. The looting led to several stories about Biden’s forks and almost constant attacks from Trump about Biden’s mental fitness.
Since then, however, the former vice president has hailed praise for both his performance against Sanders in March and recently for his speech at last week’s Democratic National Conference.