Whether it is a primary or a debate, Donald Trump wants to overpower whoever his opponent may be. This was obvious in 2016 when he emasculated Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. This was also obvious during his debates against Hillary Clinton when he menacingly followed her around the stage.
But Trump is dealing with an entirely different kind of opponent when it comes to Joe Biden. The former Vice President is steeled in politics, experienced in debates and not likely to be thrown off his game. Just a few hours before the first debate, Biden threw a Twitter dig at Trump giving the current president an idea of what to expect.
The Trump campaign has spent the day attacking Biden and making wild accusations about how he would approach the event. Rudy Giuliani said Biden would be taking performance enhancing drugs to numb his dementia. Other sources claimed Biden would be wearing an earpiece through which competent answers would be piped in to.
Biden mocked these claims with a simple tweet. He wrote, “It’s debate night, so I’ve got my earpiece and performance enhancers ready.” He sent out a picture of a pair of Iphone buds and a container of his favorite ice cream.”
It’s debate night, so I’ve got my earpiece and performance enhancers ready. pic.twitter.com/EhOiWdjh1b
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 29, 2020
The former Vice President’s campaign chief, Kate Bedingfield, also addressed the Republican claims. “Of course he’s not wearing an earpiece and we never asked for breaks,” she said. “His staff seems concerned that he may not do well tonight and they’re already laying the groundwork to lie about why.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.