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Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:52 PM

Trump calls for drug tests before Biden debate

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sorry about Examiner, will look for another source

eta: https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-53927766

US President Donald Trump has called for he and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden to submit to drug tests before their first debate next month.

Mr Trump told the Washington Examiner he had noticed a sudden improvement in Mr Biden's performance in the Democratic TV debates.

The president offered no evidence his rival might be on drugs other than to say: "I'm pretty good at this stuff."

Mr Biden and Mr Trump will have three debates before the 3 November election.

Back in 2016, Mr Trump suggested his then-Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, had been "getting pumped up" before their debates and challenged her to take a drug test ahead of their final live TV encounter. The Clinton camp brushed his challenge aside.

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Reply Trump calls for drug tests before Biden debate (Original post)
steve2470 Aug 2020 OP
smb Aug 2020 #1
Thomas Hurt Aug 2020 #2
soothsayer Aug 2020 #3
Gothmog Aug 2020 #12
Thekaspervote Aug 2020 #21
Gothmog Aug 2020 #37
aeromanKC Aug 2020 #4
BusyBeingBest Aug 2020 #5
smirkymonkey Aug 2020 #6
RockRaven Aug 2020 #7
tman Aug 2020 #9
Blue_true Aug 2020 #14
RockRaven Aug 2020 #16
Blue_true Aug 2020 #17
LisaL Aug 2020 #22
Blue_true Aug 2020 #26
thinkingagain Aug 2020 #31
Blue_true Aug 2020 #32
Totally Tunsie Aug 2020 #8
mucifer Aug 2020 #10
Gothmog Aug 2020 #11
crimycarny Aug 2020 #13
Iliyah Aug 2020 #15
magicarpet Aug 2020 #18
crickets Aug 2020 #33
magicarpet Aug 2020 #34
crickets Aug 2020 #36
JHB Aug 2020 #19
Celerity Aug 2020 #20
JHB Aug 2020 #24
Celerity Aug 2020 #30
Thekaspervote Aug 2020 #23
LiberalBrooke Aug 2020 #25
RANDYWILDMAN Aug 2020 #27
steve2470 Aug 2020 #28
RestoreAmerica2020 Aug 2020 #29
gratuitous Aug 2020 #35

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:53 PM

1. Should Have Had Drug Tests At Your Convention, Doofus nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:53 PM

2. Test for adderall included in that screening?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:54 PM

3. He's such an idiot. He'll use it to bail on the debates

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:07 PM

12. There is no way that trump will debate Joe

trump is too mentally impaired to show up to a debate

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:38 PM

21. Oh..l have been saying this since forever!! Is this drug testing thing a way for him to back out?

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #21)

Thu Aug 27, 2020, 02:54 AM

37. I have been in agreement with you on this we both know that trump will not dare debate joe

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:54 PM

4. Why wait. Let's test Friday!!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:54 PM

5. In case you were worried that the debates would somehow lend him dignity.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:57 PM

6. Hahahahaha!

Oh, that's funny! So much projection! He is the obvious drug addict and everyone knows it. What a fucking nut case!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:57 PM

7. Translation: Trump will be taking stimulants before the debate

He knows Biden is going to dismiss this undignified and ridiculous notion. By making sure he appears to be willing to be tested he gives himself a defense against the inevitable accusations that he was drugged up.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:00 PM

9. He's so easy to read.

Would love to play poker with him.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:08 PM

14. I truly wish that Biden's team accept and demand an independent team of testers.

Dismissing the demand as undignified in this modern era of politics is a mistake, Hillary dismissed many of the wild accusations that Trump made in 2016 and that turned out to be a mistake, IMO. Dismissing a drug test out of hand gives Trump something to hit Joe with “You know, I asked that we be tested for drugs but Biden wouldn’t go for that. I wonder why? Don’t you think he looked unusually jacked up at that last debate? Whatever it was Sleepy Joe was not sleepy.” Put the onus of Trump, he is the one needing stimulants to perform.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:25 PM

16. You know the adage about wrestling with a pig? That's engaging Trump on this.

There is no way to win by going down this road.

If Biden's people do what you suggest and demand outside testers, Trumpland will say that Trump's a busy guy so they'll just do the test at the WH with the WH doctor, and if Biden points out the lack of trustworthiness that way, Trumpland will invoke national security and the possibility of foreign spies getting sensitive POTUS medical info from an outside, less secure lab and oh btw this shows how Biden's people are purposely being difficult because they are trying to derail the testing because they know Biden can't pass... Etc etc. There isn't a "win" to be had there, imo.

Biden needs to show up and kick his ass in the debate by appearing calm, competent, confident, and ignoring most of the BS that Trump spews in favor of telling the American people what he's going to do to solve all of these problems we're facing.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:29 PM

17. Biden needs to accept the challenge, then put the onus of Trump to wiggle out of his own

call for a test. I maintain my position, sometimes there is no choice but to wrestle with a pig, this seems like one of those times.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:39 PM

22. I wouldn't trust Trump to provide his own speciemen.

Would you?

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Response to LisaL (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:44 PM

26. Demand to have tests done at the debate site, a hour before the debate.

And have witnesses witness. I certainly didn’t mention trusting Trump.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #26)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 09:11 PM

31. Randomly chosen dr

So trumpty can’t
Pick his own quack

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Response to thinkingagain (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 09:14 PM

32. Yes. And one who has solid credentials.

I really can’t understand how some are taking the position that Joe should refuse out of hand, that immediately gives Trump exactly what he is looking for.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 07:57 PM

8. Be careful what you wish for, donnie.

When you point a finger elsewhere, three are pointing back at you.

Clean your own house first!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:01 PM

10. It's a game to make Biden look weak and his deplorables love it I'm sure

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:06 PM

11. trump is looking for an excuse not to debate Joe

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:07 PM

13. Already getting his excuse ready...

He is trying to sow doubt before the debate so that if he does poorly he can blame it on Biden “being on drugs”. The media needs to ignore this, it’s another distraction! And I believe Trump is bluffing because so many reports are out there of Trump taking Adderall. The sniffing, dry mouth...it fits with adderall abuse.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:13 PM

15. I've only seen one rating from Monday . .

No Tuesday and probably no Wednesday and thereon . .

The people at the fake ceremony where the participants did not know they were props for RNC.

This is crap.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:30 PM

18. I assume Biden has no problem,...

*** Isn't the lock of hair the most accurate and doesn't that go back further in time than a urine or blood drug test ? (Looking for Adderall, cocaine, amphetamines in trDumpie's system. Take the longest strand of hair on his head. A piece that goes round and round and round his head to cover his bald spot would be a charm.)

*** Since trDumpie is all of a sudden taking this presidential run thing so seriously and all. God Bless him on that account....

And since you never make a deal with a known shyster unless you really have to,... it is always a good policy to get something for something,... rather than nothing,.. that too is only good business sense.

Howz aboutz Joe slap 10 years of tax returns down on the table and challenge trDumpie to do the same. No ifs, andz or butz.

The hair sample and 10 years tax returns produced by both parties one month before the scheduled debate.

The same hair sample & 10 year tax returns could also apply to VP Harris and VP Pence prior to their debate.

Then the American voters can better ascertain who should occupy the most powerful seat in the Oval Office and on the entire planet. No one wants to see a charlatan or a buffoon wandering the corridors and offices of the West Wing. We have a right to know who we are about to elect for the duration of four long years.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 09:22 PM

33. Hair sample collection filmed, sample collected by someone from the opposing candidate's staff,

sample placed in pre-approved and inspected envelopes with signature over seal, also filmed. Here's where the real problem starts: who is trusted to maintain chain of custody until samples reach the lab? Which lab can be trusted to provide accurate test results?

Yeah, the whole thing smells because we all know donnie CHEATS.

I love the tax return idea! That would send him running.

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Response to crickets (Reply #33)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 09:36 PM

34. Same sample sent to multiple labs,.. maybe rather than a commercial lab,...

... use a university lab - Harvard, Yale, UCLA, or Dartmouth, & others.

Get multiple lab reports for the same sample then cross reference and compare results for accuracy.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #34)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 09:51 PM

36. Multiple labs, uni labs that care about their reputations... by Jove, I think we've got it.

--or something close, anyway.



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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:34 PM

19. **Who** would do the testing?

Who would be ensuring that the samples were collected properly?

I mean, does anyone think Donald Trump would let physicians sent from the Biden camp draw his blood and ensure a urine sample actually came from him? Much less a hair sample; he doesn't have enough years left in him to grow it back long enough to spool over his head like the rest.

If you do, I have some riverfront properties in Manhattan and Brooklyn with a scenic span between them...

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Response to JHB (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:37 PM

20. ...

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Response to Celerity (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:41 PM

24. I don't know if "Doctor Area 51" is up for it anymore

&t=44s

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Response to JHB (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:56 PM

30. get his French doppelganger then, Dr Hydroxy



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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:40 PM

23. Dotard..buddy you don't get to make the rules. As much as you like to think you're in charge

You’re not!!

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:43 PM

25. No, one cannot start giving into his demands. He would only keep demanding more and more.

Who could imagine that this would be the last of his conditions? He is not in charge of the debates, he was only invited to participate. See how he tries to take over everything. He is not in charge of the debates and no way should anyone let him call the shots. It is set and he can decide to show up or not.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:47 PM

27. As soon as you release your TAXES !!!!

and were testing your WHOLE family as well, are you still interested?

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Response to RANDYWILDMAN (Reply #27)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:48 PM

28. amen to the taxes ! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 08:52 PM

29. Always up to some chicanery--just sick of his daily maldad--Biden's response:

...sure donthecon, but this time you can't cheat! You'll have to take the test yourself [ref to his niece alledging that he had someone take college exam for him;. And, drug test will be issued by an objective doctor. Bet you $1.00 he'd back off.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 09:45 PM

35. Not a drug test; financial disclosure

Show us those tax returns you said you wanted to release, Donald.

I guess Chuck Todd forgot about this chat with candidate Trump. But we haven't.

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