Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday that he has not taken a cognitive test, though he said in June that he is “constantly tested.”
The former vice president discussed his mental health in an interview with CBS News’s Errol Barnett, who asked Biden: “Have you taken a cognitive test?” Biden compared Barnett’s question to asking whether someone used cocaine.
“No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? C’mon man,” Biden said. “That’s like saying you, before you got in this program, if you take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not, what do you think huh? Are you a junkie?”
Barnett continued to push him on this topic, asking: “What do you say to President Trump who brags about his test and makes your mental state an issue for voters?”
“Well if he can’t figure out the difference between an elephant and a lion, I don’t know what the hell he’s talking about,” Biden said. “C’mon man, I know you’re trying to goad me, but I’m so forward looking to have an opportunity to sit with the president or stand with the president and debates. There’s going to be plenty of time.”
BIDEN: “No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? C’mon man. That’s like saying you, before you got in this program, if you take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not, what do you think huh? Are you a junkie?” pic.twitter.com/f6UMPJq381
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 5, 2020
Biden previously said in June that he was “constantly tested.”
“I’ve been tested and I’m constantly tested,” he said. “Look, all you have to do is watch me, and I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.”
“Have you been tested for some degree of cognitive decline?”
BIDEN: “I’m constantly tested. Look, all you have to do is watch me.” pic.twitter.com/PiHQhBf4vD
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 30, 2020
Biden’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for further comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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