President Donald Trump Tuesday accused Democrat nominee Joe Biden of "taking something" to give him "some clarity" and repeated his call for the former vice president to take a drug test before their first debate later this month.
"I don't know which Biden is going to show up," Trump said during an extensive interview on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "I watched him during the debates where they had 20 people on the stage and before they started calling it out, and I watched him and he was a disaster. "
When show host Steve Doocy reminded Trump he's said Biden should take a drug test, the president said he still wants testing to happen and added that "I would take one too."
Doocy then asked if Trump thinks Biden is "taking some sort of drugs to pep him up" and Trump replied "I do. He's taking something (that) gives him some clarity or whatever."
Doocy suggested that perhaps Biden is drinking "a lot of coffee."
"Yeah, maybe 15 cups of coffee, Trump said.
He added that Biden is "lost. We can't have a president that is mentally lost."
Trump said he came to his conclusion when Biden debated Sen. Bernie Sanders.
"I said 'what did he do? So what happened to him all of a sudden because he was okay and Bernie was okay,'" said Trump. "It was an extraordinary boring debate but he got through it."
Trump added that "something was strange, in my opinion. I won't say what, but a lot of people think that something happened and you can't do that kind of stuff."
Trump also told the program that he's agreed to participate in a one-on-one debate moderated by podcast Joe Rogan, but Biden hasn't.
"I can take the gloves off," said Trump, adding that after attacks from "vicious people," that "gives me the right to take the gloves off and hit Joe because Joe is easy to hit."
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