Trump: I’d give Biden access to rapid COVID tests to resume campaign… ‘every time he talks it’s a good thing’


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President Donald Trump knows a gift horse when he sees one.

In a phone interview with “Fox & Friends,” the president said Friday that he was only too happy to provide presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden access to rapid tests for the coronavirus if his campaign asked for it.

“You’ve got the Abbott rapid testing machine there at the White House, which is very helpful,” Fox News host Steve Doocy said. “Meantime, your presumptive opponent in the 2020 race, Joe Biden, you know, he’s in his basement right now. They don’t have any plans for him to leave to do any press availabilities before August, but they might, presumably, if they had perhaps rapid testing.”

“If the Biden campaign needs rapid testing, would you make sure that they got it?” he then asked.

Considering how the Democratic Party’s media allies hid 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s health problems, delaying any press availability until August makes their job easy in covering concerns about Biden’s mental agility.

Eager to see Biden out of his basement and out on the stump, Trump is all in on the idea of giving his campaign rapid testing ability.

“Yes, 100 percent,” he said. “I would love to see him get out of the basement so he can speak.”

“Because he’s locked in a basement somewhere and every time he talks it’s like a good thing,” Trump added.

After noting his campaign got some “very good” polling today, Trump suggested Biden’s campaign doesn’t want him coming out of a controlled environment.

“They don’t want him to come out,” the president continued. “I’ll give them the test immediately. We would have it to them today.”

“I just don’t understand why he’s not — well, I do understand. They don’t want him to come out,” Trump said. “I’ll give them the test immediately, we would have it to them today. Nobody has ever asked me for the test. If somebody asked, I would make sure that one of the Abbotts, they’re incredible, it’s a machine, and not a large machine but an unbelievably complex machine in terms of what it does, really amazing.”

Again, he stressed that he would get the Biden campaign “a machine or two today if they needed it.”

President Trump was asked whether he believes Tara Reade, the former Biden staffer who accused the Democrat of sexual assault, based on an alleged incident in 1993.

While he expressed empathy for his potential opponent, Trump was careful to walk a fine line.

“I don’t know if it’s false or not,” he said the allegations. “Joe is going to have to be able to prove whatever he has to prove, or she has to prove it. But that’s a battle he has to fight.”

“I’ve had many false accusations made, I can tell you that, many,” he added. “Maybe it is a false accusation. Frankly, I hope it is, for his sake.”


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