Biden hits back at Trump’s call for pre-debate drug tests: ‘The comments are just foolish’


Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday termed President Trump “foolish” for his feedback on the candidate’s psychological acuity and unfounded promises suggesting that Biden is having general performance-boosting medication, as some pundits are warning that Trump could possibly be decreasing expectations for his opponent in the initially debate happening afterwards this thirty day period.

“I am on the lookout ahead to the discussion and he is a fool,” Biden said in an job interview with WFLA 8. “The reviews are just foolish. Get completely ready, Mr. President, right here I come.”

Biden laughed when the WFLA 8 reporter first started inquiring the dilemma, referencing allegations Trump has made that Biden is “mentally shot” which he re-upped in an interview with “Fox & Buddies” previously on Tuesday.


In the dialogue with “Fox & Close friends,” Trump was questioned what difficulties he believes a debate with the political veteran Biden could current, and Trump said he recognized an enhancement by Biden between before debates in the Democratic presidential most important and the later on debates involving just he and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Trump then mentioned “a little something was weird, in my view,” and added, “you are not able to do that type of stuff.”

After brief pushback from the show’s hosts, Trump said he believed Biden is taking anything to give him “psychological clarity” then said, “I assume he should consider a drug exam.” Host Brian Kilmeade later claimed he did not believe Biden was having any performance-boosting prescription drugs.

Some have warned that Trump’s reliable messaging that Biden is “shot” could be decreasing anticipations for Biden’s debate performances, indicating that if Biden simply just places jointly a serviceable exhibiting it could mostly be found as a win for the former vice president.

But the Trump marketing campaign seems to have designed at minimum some hard work to increase expectations for Biden as the to start with debate, slated for Sept. 29, ways.

President Trump has repeatedly leveled attacks against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden over his mental acuity. (GETTY)

President Trump has regularly leveled assaults versus Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden more than his mental acuity. (GETTY)

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“Joe Biden is actually a very good debater. He does not have as quite a few gaffes as he does in his day to day interviews,” Trump marketing campaign senior adviser Jason Miller explained to The Washington Post before this thirty day period. “I would make the argument that Joe Biden would even be the favorite in the debates considering that he’s been accomplishing them for 47 years.”

The debates could take on outsized worth in the age of the coronavirus as candidates mostly are precluded from keeping massive, in-particular person rallies — though Trump held an indoor rally in Nevada in excess of the weekend.

The Fee on Presidential Debates also has a vice-presidential discussion board scheduled for Oct. 7 and two other presidential debates scheduled for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. Election Day is Nov. 3.

Fox News’ Allie Raffa and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.