Trump reiterates call for drug test before debates, claims Biden 'is on some kind of an enhancement'

Trump reiterates call for drug test before debates, claims Biden 'is on some kind of an enhancement'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE on Tuesday reiterated his call for both candidates to take a drug test ahead of the presidential debates this month, claiming without evidence that Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' MORE is "on some kind of an enhancement."

"He’s on some kind of an enhancement in my opinion," Trump told Laura Ingraham on Fox News. "And I say we should both — I should take a drug test, so should he. Because we don’t want to have a situation where a guy is taking some kind of..."

"It’s like athletes?" Ingraham asked, seeking clarity on what Trump was alleging.

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"No. No. I want to take one," Trump said. "I’ll take one, he’ll take one. We should both take a drug test."

The president built his claim around the idea that Biden had dramatically improved his debate performance before his one-on-one debate with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Bernie Sanders warns of 'nightmare scenario' if Trump refuses election results Harris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda MORE (I-Vt.) in March, during the Democratic presidential primary.

Trump last week first raised the idea of drug testing for him and Biden before the debates this fall. He made a similar argument then, and offered no evidence to support his suggestion that Biden's improvement could have been the result of drugs. 

The president made the same demand during the 2016 cycle, saying he and then-Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot Poll: 51 percent of voters want to abolish the electoral college MORE should be tested.

Biden participated in 11 primary debates, most of which were against a crowded field of other contenders, but the last one was on March 15 against just Sanders. The Trump campaign has spent recent months asserting that Biden has declined mentally, sharing edited clips that show him stumbling over his words.