Former Vice President Joe Biden declined to take a cognitive test after the accusations against his mental ability by President Donald Trump and his supporters, the Business Insider reveals this Wednesday, August 5.
"No, I didn't audition," said Biden during a panel interview organized by the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. The Democratic White House candidate was surprised by the question and said "why the hell would I do a test?"
Biden rejected the idea of examining his mental state, comparing the suggestion to taking a drug test. "It's like saying that, before entering this program, I would have to do a test to find out if I'm under the influence of cocaine."
Asked about Donald Trump “bragging” about the tests he did or does to his mental abilities, Biden replied that “well, if he can't figure out the difference between an elephant and a lion, I don't know what the hell he is doing. tell".
Trump suggested that Biden take the test to compare the results between the two. "In a way, he has an obligation," said Trump. Medical records do not need to be released for candidates to run for president.
The Trump campaign also falsely accused Biden of not wanting to face the president individually in a presidential debate. Biden ended the allegation in the interview and signaled that he is looking forward to talking with the President of the United States during the first debate scheduled for September.
"I look forward to having the opportunity to sit down with the president," said Biden. "I am willing to let the American public judge my physical and mental fitness and make a judgment about who I am."