DONALD Trump said he thinks Joe Biden “is on some kind of enhancement” and wants both of them to take a drug test ahead of their debates.
The outspoken president said his rival “was horrible” in Spring's Democratic debates apart from when he took on favorite Senator Bernie Sanders.
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“I watched Biden in the Bernie debate and he was normal. That was a different guy,” Trump said.
“He’s on some kind of an enhancement in my opinion,” he told Fox's Laura Ingraham when she asked what he thinks Biden is taking.
The president then reiterated he would happily undergo a drug test before any future debates.
“I want to take one. I’ll take one, he’ll take one. We should both take a drug test,” he said.
The president made the same demand during the 2016 race, saying he thought then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton should be tested.
Trump and Biden are due to face-offon September 29 in Cleveland followed by an October 15 debate in Miami and an October 22 one-on-one in Nashville, Tennessee.
Just a week ago, the president suggested Biden may be taking mind-enhancing drugs.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner he also pointed to Biden's supposed improved debate performances against Sanders back in March.
The president offered absolutely no evidence to support his claims other than to say: "I'm pretty good at this stuff."
Trump said: "Nobody thought that he was even going to win. 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."
The March debates in question followed Biden's impressive performance during the Super Tuesday round of the Democratic primaries, on March 3.
Before then, Sanders had been leading Biden in pledged delegates, only for the former vice president to win 10 primaries.
Sanders picked up just four states that evening, swinging the contest in Biden's favor.
Following the Super Tuesday results, many of the Democratic Party's crowded field dropped out of the race and endorsed 77-year-old Biden – including Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Beto O'Rourke.
Sanders and Biden then squared offfora series of one-on-one debates.
Speaking of those debates, Trump, when stressed to clarify his drug test claim, said: "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.
"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."
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