Donald Trump Suggests Biden ‘Jacked Up’ on Cocaine, Says He Wants Him Drug Tested Ahead of Presidential Debates

By: Alex Trent | Published: Apr 05, 2024

Trump was interviewed by Hugh Hewitt on his show Thursday where Trump made comments that suggested Joe Biden was high on cocaine when he was delivering his State of the Union address.

In further comments, Trump said that he feels like “something is going on there” and that while he is keen to debate Biden, he demands that there be a drug test before debates commence.

Trumps’ Comments

On Hewitt’s show, Trump was pressed on the question of whether or not he thinks Joe Biden is on drugs. Trump responded by referencing an earlier story where cocaine was found on the White House grounds.

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“I think what happened is you know that white stuff that they happened to find, which happened to be cocaine in the White House, I don’t know, I think something’s going on there, because I watched this State of the Union, and he [Biden] was all jacked up at the beginning,” Trump said.


All Jacked Up

Trump, when watching the State of the Union address, came away with a conclusion that he sees as “obvious,” and alludes to his previous “Sleepy Joe” nickname he gave to Biden.

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“He’s obviously, he’s being helped some way, because most of the time, he looks like he’s falling asleep. And all of a sudden, he walked up there and did a poor job. But he was all jacked up,” Trump told Hewitt.

White House Cocaine

The story Trump referenced made headlines in July and prompted a Secret Service investigation of a mysterious white substance found in a lobby area near the entrance to the White House.

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“Testing conducted by the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department indicated that the found powder tested preliminarily positive for the presence of cocaine. The substance and packaging were treated as evidence and sent to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, which analyzed the item for any biothreats,” a statement by the Secret Service said.

FBI Laboratory Results

The investigation turned up no leads when looking into latent fingers, DNA, and other physical evidence like video security footage. Hundreds of individuals passed by the vestibule where the cocaine was found and no suspects were identified. This caused the investigation to be shortly closed due to a lack of physical evidence.

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Trump’s reference to this story is meant to give credence to the accusation that Biden is taking cocaine, despite the investigation not turning up a culprit.

Debate Drug Test

Trump’s comments around Biden’s alleged cocaine use continued in the interview, with Trump characterizing him as being “high as a kite.” He also told Hewitt that he wants Biden to take a drug test before the debate.

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“By the end, he was fading fast. There’s something going on there. I want to debate. And I think debates, with him, at least, should be drug tested. I want a drug test,” Trump said.


Previous Demand

This isn’t the first time that Trump has accused Biden of taking drugs and demanding a drug test. During the 2020 presidential contest between the two, Trump suggested Biden was on performance-enhancing drugs and was getting a “big fat shot in the a—” before getting on the debate stage.

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The Biden campaign at the time mocked Trump’s statement, saying “his best case [for a debate with Biden] is made in urine.”


Trump Reviews the State of the Union

In the interview, Trump gives his impressions of Biden’s State of the Union address.

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“And by the way, it was the worst, it was the worst address I’ve ever seen… because he doesn’t represent us properly. That, I can tell you. But he’s obviously, he’s being helped some way, because most of the time, he looks like he’s falling asleep,” Trump said.


Trump’s Fun on Social Media

During the State of the Union speech, Trump had fun live posting his reaction to different moments on social media. In the posts, he put whacky filters on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

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He also made fun of Biden’s coughing and his hair. Trump posted at the end of the speech that “That may be the Angriest, Least Compassionate, and Worst State of the Union Speech ever made. It was an Embarrassment to our Country!”


Trump Campaign’s Response

When asked for comment by Newsweek on the cocaine allegations, Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung simply told the news publication “Cocaine was found in Joe Biden’s house.”

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To date, there has been no conclusive evidence offered by Trump or his campaign that Biden is taking illicit or performance-enhancing drugs. Both Biden and Trump reportedly refrain from drugs, with both men even abstaining from alcohol.


Biden Campaign Reaction

Ammar Moussa, a Biden campaign spokesman reacted to Trump’s podcast comments, which were said on Thursday. Moussa characterized them as “a bizarre outburst” in a statement to news publication Forbes.

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Moussa said that voters should be “more concerned with Trump’s promise to deport millions of people and rip children away from their families,” as well as “his deranged obsession to lie about losing the last election and undermine our democracy.”


Debate Still Up in the Air

It’s possible that Trump is making these comments to bait Biden into accepting a presidential debate with him, which Biden has still not publicly committed to. Biden previously made comments that a potential debate with Trump will depend on his “behavior.”

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Recently, Trump taunted Biden at a campaign rally, saying he would debate “anytime, anywhere, any place” and had an empty debate lectern to represent his perception of Biden’s fear of debating him.