Trump accuses Biden of using drugs to enhance debate performance

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President Trump sounded off on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden ahead of their scheduled debates, accusing the previous vice president of using drugs to improve his on-phase performance.

Speaking to Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning, the commander-in-main made the comments while accusing his 2020 rival of applying a teleprompter for the duration of interviews.

“You glance at Biden he’s reading through notes and he’s looking through teleprompters all the time and he does not study them very well. And all through interviews, he’s executing an job interview and he’s looking at the credits. I noticed two to a few months ago, I claimed, ‘I imagine he’s looking at a teleprompter,’” Trump explained to the morning demonstrate.

The president then referenced a new interview Biden’s press secretary, TJ Ducklo, gave to the community the place he refused to remedy a problem about the candidate’s alleged teleprompter use.

“He simply cannot reply the issue due to the fact he is aware of it is real,” Trump said of Ducklo’s response through his interview previous 7 days.

The commander-in-chief then stated of Biden, “The gentleman is shot, let us face it. We just cannot have a person who is shot due to the fact you know whose not shot? [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, President Xi [Jinping,] [North Korean dictator] Kim Jong Un. They are not shot, they are globe course chess gamers. This person is shot, everybody is familiar with it.”

The conversation then turned to the situation of the 3 presidential debates, when the hosts asked the president what he was accomplishing to put together.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Henderson, Nevada, on Sunday.
President Donald Trump speaks for the duration of a campaign occasion in Henderson, Nevada, on Sunday.Ethan Miller/Getty Visuals

Trump argued that it was unclear what type of condition Biden would be in at the debates from watching his earlier performances.

“Well I really do not know which Biden is heading to exhibit up for the reason that I viewed him in the course of the debates where they experienced 20 persons on the stage … and he was a disaster, you do not get even worse. He was grossly incompetent. Then I watched him towards [Sen.] Bernie [Sanders] and he was okay. He was not Winston Churchill, I can inform you that, but he was alright. He was fantastic, I explained it was like an even discussion,” he explained.

Then, the president mentioned he commenced to ponder, “‘What did he do? What took place to him all of a sudden?’ Mainly because he was okay, and Bernie was alright, it was, you know, an terribly uninteresting discussion, but he bought by it. And I mentioned, ‘Whats the big difference among now and some of those people classic times in the other debates?’ And one thing was odd, in my view, I won’t say what but a great deal of persons feel that a little something took place and you just can’t do that type of stuff, you just cannot do that form of things,” he continued.

The president did not in the beginning say what he intended by “that variety of stuff,” but was questioned by a network host if he was referencing his former accusations of Biden getting medications and that he wished the previous vice president to take a drug examination.

Trump replied with a indeed.

“I would consider 1, much too, yeah,” he informed the hosts, ahead of saying though currently being interrupted, “I think he should consider a drug test.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders greet each other with an elbow bump during a Democratic primary debate in March.
Previous Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders greet just about every other with an elbow bump for the duration of a Democratic key discussion in March.Mandel Ngan/AFP by way of Getty Photographs

Questioned if he thought Biden was having drugs to “pep him up,” he responded, “I do, he’s getting something … that offers him some clarity.”

When the host surmised that it’s possible Biden was getting served coffee to wake him up, Trump replied sarcastically though laughing, “Yeah, maybe he has a large amount of coffee. Maybe he has 15 cups of espresso.”

Requested about Biden not expressing curiosity in Joe Rogan internet hosting a probable fourth debate, as the president has, Trump mentioned, “Joe is missing, Joe is lost. We just can’t have a president that is mentally misplaced.”