Headline RoundupJune 25th, 2024

Donald Trump Calls on Joe Biden to Take Drug Test Before Debate

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Former President Donald Trump is calling on President Joe Biden to take a drug test prior to their first debate on Thursday.

For Context: Biden and Trump are set to face off in the first of two planned presidential debates on Thursday night. The debate will be hosted by CNN (Lean Left bias). This is the first time either of the candidates have participated in a debate this election cycle. The Democratic Party did not hold primary debates, and Trump declined to participate in the Republican debates. Due to both candidates' advanced age, the issue of mental acuity and physical strength has been a focal point of debate, but Biden’s age has more prominently been a topic of discussion due to his frequent instances of stuttering and mispronouncing words during speeches. 

Key Quotes: On Monday, Trump posted on Truth Social, “DRUG TEST FOR CROOKED JOE BIDEN??? I WOULD, ALSO, IMMEDIATELY AGREE TO ONE!!!” Biden campaign co-chairman Mitch Landrieu stated on Sunday, “Trump’s going to talk trash like that all the time because that’s what he does. The other day, you may remember, he was trying to question our president’s mental acuity, and he could not remember the name of his own doctor, so tell President Trump, bring whatever he’s got — President Biden will be standing there, ready for him.”

How the Media Covered It: Unsubstantiated claims that Biden uses performance-related drugs are almost exclusively reported on by right-rated outlets, often centering coverage around claims made by Republican politicians.

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