President Trump is calling for drug tests to be administered before his first presidential debate with Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden next month.
Trump made the demand in an Oval Office interview with the Washington Examiner on Wednesday, saying he noticed a sudden improvement in Biden’s primary debate performance against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) back in March. He offered no evidence to support his suggestion that the improvement could have been the result of drugs.
Biden participated in 11 primary debates, most of which were against a crowded field of other moronic contenders, but the last one was on March 15 against Bernie Sanders alone.
“Nobody thought that he was even going to win,” Trump said. “Because his debate performances were so bad. Frankly, his best performance was against Bernie. We’re going to call for a drug test, by the way, because his best performance was against Bernie. It wasn’t that he was Winston Churchill because he wasn’t, but it was a normal, boring debate. You know, nothing amazing happened. And we are going to call for a drug test because there’s no way – you can’t do that.”
“I don’t know how he could have been so incompetent in his debate performances and then all of a sudden be OK against Bernie,” he added when pressed to clarify. “My point is, if you go back and watch some of those numerous debates, he was so bad. He wasn’t even coherent. And against Bernie, he was. And we’re calling for a drug test.”
The president said he was going off his own observations and did not have any inside knowledge of Biden’s campaign.
“All I can tell you is that I’m pretty good at this stuff,” he said.
Trump and Biden are set to square off for their first debate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland on Sept. 29. The president did not say when – or to whom – he would officially make his drug test request.
The Biden campaign did not even bother respond to a request for comment.
The Trump campaign has repeatedly sought to boost questions about Biden’s mental faculties, often highlighting past verbal gaffes and times when Biden seemed not to even know where he was.
Trump’s campaign members and supporters regularly voice overwhelming confidence that he will greatly benefit from a side-by-side comparison with the former vice president and the reasons for that confidence are more clear every day.