- President Trump baselessly accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of taking performance-enhancing medicine through the main debates.
- Talking to Fox Information’ host Jeanine Pirro in an interview that aired on Saturday night time, Trump stated: “I feel there’s in all probability – presumably – medicine concerned.”
- It’s the second time the president has stated he believes Biden takes medicine to boost his talking abilities.
- The president didn’t present any proof to help his claims and didn’t point out what medicine he believes Biden was taking.
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In a Fox News interview that aired on Saturday night, President Trump baselessly accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of taking performance-enhancing medicine through the main debates.
Speaking to Jeanine Pirro, Trump stated: “I feel there’s in all probability – presumably – medicine concerned. That is what I hear. I imply, there’s presumably medicine. I do not know how one can go from being so unhealthy the place you may’t even get out a sentence…”
Trump was referring to Biden’s early performances within the Democratic main debates earlier than his surge to victory throughout Tremendous Tuesday, suggesting that the advance resulted from medicine.
“You noticed a few of these debates with the massive variety of folks on the stage,” Trump stated. “He was, I imply, I used to say, ‘How is it attainable that he can go ahead?'”
The president didn’t present any proof to help his claims and stated his suspicion was primarily based on his observations. He additionally didn’t point out what drug he thought Biden was taking.
Watch the second within the interview under:
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Trump additionally stated he believes Biden gained the Democratic nomination “as a result of Elizabeth Warren did not drop out.”
“Had she dropped out Bernie [Sanders] would’ve gained Tremendous Tuesday, each state, and you’ll’ve had Bernie as an alternative of Biden,” he added.
It is not the primary time the president implied that Biden was taking medicine.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner final month, Trump promised to name for drug testing for each Biden and himself earlier than the primary debate, which can occur on September 29.
“No person thought that he was even going to win,” Trump stated about Biden’s main win, in line with the Washington Examiner. “As a result of his debate performances have been so unhealthy.”
“I do not understand how he may have been so incompetent in his debate performances after which impulsively be OK towards Bernie,” Trump added. “My level is, should you return and watch a few of these quite a few debates, he was so unhealthy. He wasn’t even coherent. And towards Bernie, he was. And we’re calling for a drug check.”
Biden and Trump will meet for his or her first debate in Cleveland on September 29, in Miami, on October 15, and in Nashville on October 22.
The debates shall be towards the backdrop of a lethal pandemic, months of protests towards racial injustice, and the worst financial droop in a long time.