Fox News will broadcast an interview on Saturday night in which Donald Trump accused Joe Biden of taking drugs to increase efficiency.
“I think there are probably – probably – drugs,” Trump told Janine Piro in an excerpt. “That̵
Trump did not finish his own sentence, but went on to say that he was referring to the hesitant statements of the Democratic presidential candidate in the early primary debates before rising to victory as a result of a victory in South Carolina.
“You’ve seen some of this debate with a lot of people on stage,” Trump said. “I meant, I said, I said, ‘How is it possible for him to move forward?’ “
According to President Biden, he won the nomination because the progressive vote was split.
“And he only won because Elizabeth Warren didn’t drop out,” he said. “If Bernie had dropped out.” [Sanders] he would win Super Tuesday, every state, and you would have Bernie instead of Biden. “
Trump’s allegation came shortly after his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., denied allegations that he used cocaine before speaking at the Republican Congress. Remarkably, it was not the first time that Trump, 74, accused 77-year-old Biden of taking drugs.
Speaking to the Washington Examiner last month, the president said: “By the way, we will invite a drug test because his best performance was against Bernie. [in the final debate].
“Not that he was Winston Churchill, because he wasn’t, but it was a normal, boring debate. You know, nothing amazing happened. And we’re going to call a drug test because there’s no way – you can’t do it. “
This week, Trump said he was targeting Churchill when he decided not to tell the public what he knew about the coronavirus threat. The lawsuit met with ridicule.
Asked by the examiner if he compared the debate to a boxing match, before which the fighters were tested for banned substances, Trump said: “Well, this is a prize fight.
“It’s no different from gladiators, except we have to use our brains and mouths. And let our body stand. I want everyone to stay. They want to sit down. ”
Trump is known to have confronted Hillary Clinton during a debate in St. Louis in October 2016, following his opponent around the stage. He also challenged Clinton to take a drug test before their last debate because, he said, she “pumped up” before coming out against him. She refused.
Trump and Biden are scheduled to discuss in Cleveland on Sept. 29, in Miami on Oct. 15, and in Nashville on Oct. 22. Vice Presidential nominees Mike Pence and Kamala Harris will meet in Salt Lake City on October 7.
Biden did not immediately respond to Trump’s remarks to Fox News.
Trump is notorious for disapproving of drug use, but his political rise has been fueled by a well-documented love of diet Coca-Cola and junk food.
Surrounded by speculation about his physical and cognitive health, the president was thrilled earlier this month to deny rumors that a “series of ministers” sparked a brief visit to a hospital in Washington last November.