The president of the United States appeared on a news and opinion show Friday, where he accused his opponent of drug abuse, setting himself apart from the accusation by suggesting he was only repeating what some unnamed source told him. “That’s what I hear.”
Speaking on Fox News, Donald Trump said of former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden, “There’s probably, possibly drugs involved. That’s what I hear.”
"I think there's probably, possibly drugs involved. That's what I hear." — during interview with Judge Jeanine, Trump casually accuses Joe Biden of using performance enhancing drugs pic.twitter.com/RVWJMqPNhn
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 11, 2020
With no apparent sense of irony, Trump continued, “I don’t know how you can go from being so bad where you can’t even get out a sentence — I mean, you saw some of those debates with the large number of people on the stage. He was, I mean, I used to say how was it possible that he can even go forward?”
Trump insiders have claimed that Trump himself is abusing Adderall, among other substances.
The president has also been criticized for his varying ability to perform on stage, ranging from incidents where he seems unable to handle motor skills such as drinking from a glass, to energized speeches in which he amps up an excited crowd and shows himself to be a very effective speaker.
Meanwhile, he has consistently attacked Joe Biden as “slow” and “sleepy,” and in July, he tweeted to suggest that Biden was too boring to be president. “With no ratings, media will go down along with our great USA!” Trump declared.
As the incumbent lashes out at his opponent with unfounded accusations, the polls are still speaking. Currently, FiveThirtyEight‘s election forecast has Biden as a likely — but far from certain — winner in November, with their current data showing Biden as winning 3 simulations out of every 4.
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