President Trump phoned in to “Hannity” Thursday where he covered a bevy of topics including the coronavirus and Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden who he said appeared as if he had been “brainwashed.”
“He’s been taken over by the radical left. He has no clue what they’re doing and what they’re getting him into,” Trump told host Sean Hannity. “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.”
The president was referring to Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders releasing a wide-ranging set of recommendations for the party’s convention platform Wednesday, laying out a progressive roadmap for the former vice president.
“I think they brainwashed him. They brainwashed him. He doesn’t know where he is. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. And our country will suffer our stock markets will crash. Bad things will happen,” Trump said. “They will defund the police. They will abolish the police. It will be maybe a backlash or maybe it’ll just go to hell like Venezuela.”
Hannity asked Trump if Biden was trying to “back out” of debating Trump which prompted an odd exchange as to whether or not Biden said he was had cognitive” or COVID-19 tests.
“He meant the COVID tests,” Trump said. “He didn’t mean cognitive. He meant COVID.”
Hannity pushed back saying the former vice president said cognitive, which Biden did last month at press conference saying he was tested “constantly.”
“He didn’t mean that because you don’t have those tests that often,” Trump said, challenging Biden to take the same cognitive test he did at Walter Reed Medical Center. “He didn’t mean that because he hasn’t taken any cognitive test because he couldn’t pass one.”
Trump later mocked Biden for how he looked wearing a “massive” mask, saying it makes the Democratic nomiee “feel good,” before adding he would wear a mask while visiting Walter Reed.
“And I expect to be wearing a mask when I go into Walter Reed. You’re in a hospital setting. I think it’s a very appropriate thing,” Trump said. “I have no problem with a mask. I don’t think you need one when you’re tested all the time. Everybody around you is tested.”
Trump defended his administration’s handling of the coronavirus touting his decisions he made in the early days of the virus. He called White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci a “nice man,” but noted he made “a lot of mistakes” regarding the virus.He also criticized the media saying that they concentrate on cases and ignore deaths.
“They don’t talk about death because deaths are way down,” Trump said.
The president also flirted with the idea of pardoning Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, accusing former President Barack Obama and Biden of spying on his campaign.
“President Obama and Joe Biden spied on my campaign. They knew everything that was going on. They were in the rooms when everyone was talking about it. These people all work for them,” Trump said. “I know how the White House works. I guess I can say now better than anybody. And they knew everything that was going on.”
Hannity pressed Trump again on pardons, with the president saying “I am always thinking, I am always thinking.”
Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and Allie Raffa contributed to this report.
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