Trump Wants Biden to Take Drug Test Before Presidential Debates

Trump Wants Biden to Take Drug Test Before Presidential Debates

President Donald Trump wants former Vice President Joe Biden to take a drug test before the two men face off in this year’s presidential debates. Trump also seemed willing to take a drug test himself and pointed to Biden’s recent good performance as a reason for his demand.

“I’m pretty good at this stuff,” Trump told the conservative¬†Washington Examiner.¬†He didn’t provide any evidence that Biden was using drugs, but instead attacked the Democrat’s debate performances and what he perceived as an inexplicable improvement.

“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,” Trump said.

“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,” he went on.

“Well, it is a prizefight. It’s no different from the gladiators, except we have to use our brain and our mouth. And our body to stand. I want all standing – they want to sit down.”

Biden has not yet taken the bait from the President on issues like this one. He blithely refused to take a cognitive test, mocking the idea, and his campaign has also refused to move up the debates, despite the Trump campaign’s insistence. It’s unlikely Biden will see a drug test as anything more than a political ploy.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor