President Donald Trump is at it again with seeking for drug tests before proceeding with the presidential debates against election rival.
Political analysts had heard this stint from the current POTUS Donald Trump before when he ran against Hillary Clinton during the 2016 U.S. election. It appears that the Republican nominee is set to take another page from his playbook once again, similar to the birther conspiracy—first used against Barack Obama, and lately with Democrat VP ticket, Kamala Harris.
Donald Trump and his theories
Trump recently sat down for an interview with Washington Examiner, wherein he spoke aplenty about Biden’s sudden improvement in his speech during debates. Most specifically, during the Democrat’s primary debates, putting emphasis on his face-off with Bernie Sanders.
“I don’t know how he could have been so incompetent in his debate performances and then all of a sudden be OK against Bernie,” Trump expresses his suspicion. “My point is, if you go back and watch some of those numerous debates, he was so bad. He wasn’t even coherent. And against Bernie, he was.”
He then went on to announce:
“We’re going to call for a drug test, by the way, because his best performance was against Bernie. It wasn’t that he was Winston Churchill because he wasn’t, but it was a normal, boring debate. You know, nothing amazing happened. And we are going to call for a drug test because there’s no way — you can’t do that.”
— The Hill (@thehill) August 26, 2020
Biden’s spokesman, Andrew Bates, told the news outlet:
“We know it’s unbelievable to Donald Trump, but Joe Biden can speak honestly without a shot of truth serum. We’d like to see Trump do the same.”
According to Washington Examiner, Trump believes that Biden’s sudden improvement is likely the result of drug intake, without presenting any evidence to support the claim.
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Meanwhile, the RNC is down to its last day on Thursday, with Trump expected to give his final speech within the White House grounds. There have been issues looming the use of the White House, as this might trigger a violation of the Hatch Act.
Laws are laws. The indifference to the #HatchAct is shocking to me. Letting Trump's team break this law with zero consequences will tempt them to violate greater laws later.
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) August 26, 2020
The law prohibits the participation of federal employees in political activities within the government property, per USA Today. However, the current POTUS is not directed by this law.
I was in charge of Hatch Act enforcement in the White House.
Let’s be clear. Trump, Pompeo & gang broke the law last night & are planning to do it again this week. Barr & Trump’s other prosecutors won’t enforce.
This flagrant disregard for law should motivate us all.
— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) August 26, 2020
Critics have since dubbed the use of the White House as improper. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, was quoted saying, “[t]he American people know these people are unethical and illegal and doing things outside the law.”
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