President Donald Trump on Sunday again baselessly suggested that his presidential opponent, Joe Biden, is doing drugs and tweeted that he “will be strongly demanding” that the former vice president take a drug test “prior to, or after” their first debate against one another on Tuesday.
“His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly. Only drugs could have caused this discrepancy???” he tweeted. He said that he would agree to take a drug test, too.
Trump didn’t specify which drug Biden should be tested for or to whom he is making his demand. But his allegation mirrored one he made in an interview with Fox News last month.
This appears to be Trump’s latest attempt to weaponize mental health and to sow public doubt about his opponent without any supporting evidence.
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
Biden has dismissed Trump’s accusations and called him “a fool,” adding that he looks forward to their debate. He declined to comment Sunday when asked about Trump’s latest accusation and test request.
Trump does not smoke or drink alcohol, and his physician has reported that he is in good health. But his health has come under public scrutiny because of what appears to be an unhealthy lifestyle. He also made a mysterious visit to the hospital last fall.
Trump has a well-documented penchant for fast food and is classified as obese, leads a sedentary lifestyle and even reportedly said that the human body has a “finite” amount of energy resources that exercise...