Trump on Presidential Debates: ‘I Don't Know Which Biden is Going to Show Up’
'I sort of prepare every day, by just doing what I’m doing,' Trump said
President Donald Trump said he was “sort of” preparing for upcoming general election debates while suggesting his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, should take a test ahead of the debates to see whether he is “taking something that gives him some clarity.”
Trump was asked about the upcoming presidential debates during an interview with “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning.
“I sort of prepare every day, by just doing what I’m doing,” the president said.
“I’ve been all over the place, and I watch this guy sitting home, and I think, maybe I’m doing it wrong," Trump said, referring to Biden sitting in his basement.
“I don’t know which Biden is going to show up because I watched him during the debates when they had 20 people on the stage … and I watched him, and he was a disaster,” Trump added.
“You don’t get worse. He was grossly incompetent.”
But Trump admitted the one-on-one debate on March 15 between Biden and candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders was "ok."
“I watched him against Bernie, he was OK, he wasn’t Winston Churchill, that I can tell you, but he was OK, he was fine,” Trump said.
Trump also questioned Biden taking medication to enhance his debate performances.
“What did he do? What happened to him all of a sudden? Because, he was OK, it was an extraordinarily boring debate, but he got through it,” Trump said.
“And I said, what’s the difference between now and some of those classic moments in the other debates, and something was strange, in my opinion.”
“I won’t say what, but a lot of people think something happens, but you can’t do that kind of stuff. You just can’t do that kind of stuff.”
The President also added he would also take a drug test ahead of the debates.
“I would take one too,” Trump said.
“He’s taking something, or taking something that gives him some clarity … Maybe he had 15 cups of coffee.”
Trump also took a swing at Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris.
“I’ve seen him in the debate with the other people, including Kamala, and nobody treated him worse than her, called him a racist … Kamala has her own problems; she dropped out before they got to Iowa. I think she’s not a good choice, compared to Mike Pence, who's been a great vice president,” he said.
Trump returned to the top of drug testing, describing it was “very strange” and saying: “I think he should take a drug test.”
“Joe is lost, Joe is lost,” Trump said.
“We can’t have a president that is mentally lost.”
Earlier this year, Biden attempted to deflect attention on his apparent declining mental health onto Trump by accusing him of not being “cognitively aware of what’s going on."
The self-described gaffe machine seemed to be responding to the Trump campaign's attacks on his own mental agility.
“This president talks about cognitive capability," Biden said at the time.
“He doesn’t seem to be cognitively aware of what’s going on.”