President Trump in an interview Thursday evening said Democratic presumptive nominee Joe Biden has been “brainwashed” by the “radical left.”
“Joe is just, look let’s face it, he’s been taken over by the radical left. He has no clue what they’re doing,” Trump said in a phone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. “I think they brainwashed him. They brainwashed him. He doesn’t know where he is. He doesn’t know what he’s doing.”
Trump referenced the Biden-Sanders unity task force recommendations, saying the policies platform on numerous key issues were tilting towards the left in a bid to win over Sanders voters.
“And you look at the deal they made with Bernie Sanders now and the group, it’s all crazy, radical left stuff. And Joe’s never going to be able to fight it, even if he disagreed with it, which I actually don’t think he does,” Trump said. “And our country will suffer. Our stock markets will crash. Bad things will happen. They will defund the police. They will abolish the police. It will be, maybe there will be a backlash or maybe it’ll just go to hell like Venezuela.”
The President also challenged Biden to take a cognitive test, saying the former Vice President could not pass the test he “aced.”
“I proved I was all there because I aced it,” Trump said. “I aced the test and he should take the same exact test,” he said. A very standard test. I took it at Walter Reed, a medical center, in front of doctors, and they were very surprised. They said, that’s an unbelievable thing. Rarely does anybody do what you just did. But he should take that same test.”
Last week, Biden during his first press conference in nearly three months told reporters that he “constantly tested” when asked about his cognitive decline. When Hannity brought up the remarks the former vice president made, Trump implied that Biden actually meant he was constantly tested for COVID-19 because he was “confused by the question and the words and everything else.”
“You know he meant the COVID test, the COVID test he didn’t mean cognitive he meant COVID. He didn’t mean that, because you don’t have those tests that often,” Trump said. “I think he was confused by the question and the words and everything else he did me that because he hasn’t taken any cognitive test because he couldn’t pass what I actually took one.”