He President of the United States, Donald Trump, he demanded this Sunday his rival in the November elections, Democrat Joe Biden, to take a drug test before Tuesday’s televised debate, the first in which the two candidates will meet.
“I strongly request a drug test for Biden’s sleepyhead before or after the debate Tuesday night,” Trump said on Twitter.
I will be strongly demanding a Drug Test of Sleepy Joe Biden prior to, or after, the Debate on Tuesday night. Naturally, I will agree to take one also. His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly. Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2020
The US president, who assured that in that case he would also undergo a test, justified his request by the supposedly “irregular” performance of the Democratic candidate in past electoral debates.
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“Could only drugs have caused this discrepancy?” Trump wondered in his message on the social network.
Although there is no proof of this, this is not the first time that the president of the United States has accused Biden of using drugs to overcome electoral debates, Well, he did it recently in a television interview and before in statements to a newspaper.
Trump has been questioning Biden’s mental health since 2018, when he was beginning to emerge as his possible rival in this year’s election. and in recent months he has hardened his attacks in interviews and rallies.
What the Republican leader is suggesting – and what some figures close to him have openly said – is that Biden suffers from dementia.
The “uneven” performance in the debates pointed to by Trump refers to Biden’s performance during the Democratic primaries, when he struggled in early debates with many applicants, but ended with a successful head-to-head against leftist Bernie Sanders.
Trump and his campaign are trying to define the first presidential debate as an ability test for the 77-year-old former vice president, three more than the current White House tenant.
Currently, most polls give Biden a clear advantage at the national level, although elections are expected to be decided in a small group of hinge states where polls are tighter.
The first electoral debate will take place next Tuesday, September 29 at the University of Cleveland (Ohio), after its original headquarters, the University of Notre Dame (Indiana), renounced to host it due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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