In the final debate, between just Biden and Bernie Sanders, Trump claimed to see a big difference between the debates that came before.
“Nobody thought that he was even going to win,” Trump said. “Because his debate performances were so bad. Frankly, his best performance was against Bernie.”
“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.”
Reporter Byron York interviewed Trump today in the White House.
York: “What do you think was going on?”
“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 said.
“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. And we’re calling for a drug test.”
York: “Is this like a prizefight, where beforehand you have a test?”
“Well, it is a prizefight,” Trump said.
“It’s no different from the gladiators, except we have to use our brain and our mouth. And our body to stand. I want all standing; they want to sit down.”
“I think it’s appropriate,” Trump said. “I don’t know that they’ll let me do it, but I think that they should do it.”
“Go back and watch his performances in some of those debates,” Trump added.
“He didn’t know where he was.”
“And all of a sudden, he was not good, he was normal, and I don’t understand how.”
“I don’t know if there is or not, but somebody said to me, ‘He must be on drugs.’ I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I’m asking for a drug test. Both candidates. Me, too. I take an aspirin a day,” Trump said.