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Trump Demands Joe Biden Take a Drug Test Before Debate, ‘Only Drugs Could Have Caused This!’
Donald Trump was up with the chickens today, thumbing away on his phone, with one thing weighing heavily upon his mind. That “thing” – the debate on Tuesday – for which he’s done exactly nothing in preparation.
Tuesday’s debate is the single biggest date on the calendar this year regarding our political future other than November 3rd, and Trump knows. it. Normally debates don’t move the needle all that much. Debates will factor hugely this time, especially the first one, because Trump’s supporters are forever hearing about Joe Biden’s senility. If Biden walks onto the stage and appears sharper than Trump, Biden wins. What is said during the debate will matter less than how it is said. Trump and his team have committed two of the biggest political sins in existence, they’ve done nothing to prepare and they couldn’t possibly have lowered expectations further for Joe Biden.
Having committed felonious stupidity, now Trump’s feeling a little nervous. He isn’t nervous enough to spend some time actually studying, no – don’t be silly. He may cram a couple of hours Tuesday morning, like the college kid attempting to learn a semester’s worth of organic chemistry in one night. But he’s damn sure nervous enough that he’s gonna hedge on that “Joe’s Demented!” schtick he’s been playing for months. (We should add, in July, the U.S. intelligence communities reported that Russia was planning on going after Biden’s cognitive health, that report was kept from Congress and only released when found by the press. You can make of that chicken/egg problem what you will).
So Trump has to now figure out what to do if Biden takes Trump to school! Well, everything with Trump is projection, soooooo:
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
Call him on it, Joe! Right fcking now! In fact, demand that it be a hair sample!! Hair samples can track use back three months minimum. We know that Joe doesn’t like to get in the mud with the pig but he can say: “Since I have released all my medical and tax records, and since this appears to be the closest thing we’ll get to revelations regarding Trump’s health, I demand a hair sample test regarding all drug use. Obviously, anything with a legitimate prescription will be fine, but the implications of which should be discussed.”
Hell, if I were Joe, I might also say, “And I demand a psychiatrist, neurologist, and geriatric specialist team to attend the debate and immediately write an assessment on the relative health of both individuals … I further demand that three tax attorneys attend and write an assessment as to who has been more open and honest about their tax returns … I would also like three CIA analysts to rig both of us up to lie detectors … ”
Joe, take him up on the offer!! He won’t go through with it. There is no way that Trump is willing to take any test, the truth kills Trump – always, and this would at least add some truth. Trump won’t do it and that’s the truth.
what Trump is tweeting on a morning when polls show him losing to Biden by 10 points nationally (Post/ABC), 10 points in Wisconsin (NBC/Marist), and 8 points in Michigan (NBC/Marist) https://t.co/5QucZlAhLL
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) September 27, 2020
Trump has been saying this nonsense out loud for a little while, but there's something about seeing it in writing.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 27, 2020
The president is a madman https://t.co/d6Vuu3dt6O
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 27, 2020
A clear sign that Trump is nervous about the debate on Tuesday. https://t.co/pZEmJ1PbKu
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) September 27, 2020
Stop pretending like you don't also get down on addy. You should snort it together pre-debate. Our new national tradition. https://t.co/g1qz2NmkFp
— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) September 27, 2020
This is the tweet of someone who is not well. Can't diagnose the problem exactly from afar, but if it was a member of my family there would be an intervention. And he is the President of the United States who has the nuclear codes. Let that sink in. https://t.co/MCHwTKaI5c
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) September 27, 2020
Translation: Joe Biden is going to crush me on Tuesday so it must be because of some type of debate performance enhancing drug https://t.co/e6WDCd6Ij5
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) September 27, 2020
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