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CNN avoids on-air coverage of Biden’s ‘Are you a junkie?’ remark about taking a cognitive test

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CNN appears to be making it common practice not to report news that may portray presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in a negative light.

Biden raised eyebrows Wednesday morning during an interview with a virtual panel at the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists, which was posted in full on Thursday, where he was asked if he has taken a cognitive test.

“No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test?” Biden reacted to the question from CBS reporter Errol Barnett, who is Black. “Come on, man. That’s like saying you, before you got on this program, you take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?”

CNN DOWNPLAYS BIDEN’S ‘YOU AIN’T BLACK’ COMMENTS, AVOIDS ON-AIR COVERAGE THROUGHOUT THE DAY

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CNN has had a history of avoiding unflattering coverage of Joe Biden.

The former VP later knocked President Trump, who previously boasted how he passed the cognitive test he took.

“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 quipped about the president.

The clip quickly went viral across social media, gathering millions of views and fierce criticism.

Asked for a response to the attention surrounding the clip, a Biden official told Fox News: “It was a preposterous question deserving of a response that showed the absurdity of it all.”

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However, despite the attention Biden’s remarks received online, CNN gave them no attention on air. A search of CNN transcripts did not find one mention of the word “junkie” over a 24-hour period ending at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, long after the clip went viral.

Other clips from the same interview made waves on Thursday, showing Biden stumbling when asked how he would take on China and comparing the African American and Latino communities.

The liberal network has a history of avoiding unflattering coverage of the presumed Democratic candidate, compared to its heavy daily coverage of statements by Trump.

Back in May, the liberal network downplayed Biden’s explosive “you ain’t Black” remark from his interview with radio host Charlamagne Tha God, waiting until the end of the 7 p.m. timeslot to address it on air despite the controversy having dominated the political conversation throughout the day.

CNN went roughly one month without offering any on-air coverage of the explosive sexual assault allegation made against Biden by former Senate staffer Tara Reade after she had come forward with her claim. Critics noted the difference in the network’s coverage between similar allegations toward Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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The network notably has a history of downplaying major news stories. Last week, CNN largely ignored on-air coverage of the revelations from the released Jeffrey Epstein documents that implicated former President Bill Clinton as a visitor of the deceased pedophile’s private island, though a spokesperson for Clinton denies the claim.

CNN also completely avoided the explosive report that the NBA’s training academies in China were plagued with human rights abuses.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report. 

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Trump embraces door-to-door campaigning abandoned by Biden

While President Trump’s 2020 campaign workers visited the homes of 1 million potential voters last week, former vice president Joe Biden’s campaign eschewed door-to-door tactics altogether.

According to Politico, the two sides have taken effectively opposite approaches to canvassing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On Wednesday, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee announced he would not travel to the August 17 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis. — even as it was scaled-back — because of health concerns.

Instead, Biden would accept his nomination at the three-day event virtually — though the details remain fuzzy, as do those of a potential vice president pick.

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President Trump at a June rally in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump also told reporters at the end of July that he would not go to the planned Jacksonville, Fla., Republican National Convention, which has since been rescheduled to start in some capacity on Aug. 24 in Charlotte, N.C.

Additionally, on Wednesday, the 74-year-old incumbent floated the idea of delivering his convention speech from the White House, an idea that drew pushback from Republicans as well as Democrats because of ethical concerns.

While Biden has led polls for the past couple of months, CNN reported on Thursday that new data showed Trump had “stopped the bleeding,” “stabilized,” and “perhaps improved a few points.”

This comes as a Wednesday Gallup poll showed that the percentage of Republicans who say they are “satisfied” with the direction the country is heading has fallen by 60 points since February.

Trump has outraised his progressive opponent in the month of July with $165 million in donations.

Against that backdrop, Biden and the Democratic Party are betting on their strategic moves to sink the president’s campaign come November 3, the date of the election.

They are gambling on phone calls, texts, virtual meet-ups, and digital organization to help Biden to victory and hope that voters will give the 77-year-old credit for taking the health crisis seriously, Politico reported.

By comparison, the Republican National Committee has deployed mask-clad field workers and volunteers to cover American streets — maintaining that voters would not be “turned off” by campaign workers ringing doorbells.

The RNC reportedly declined to comment on whether any field staffers or volunteers had tested positive for the new coronavirus but noted that each staff member is provided masks and an eight-page document of health protocols including CDC guidance.

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While both Biden and Trump are feeding millions into their field initiatives, Politico pointed out political scientists disagree “on the extent to which organizing programs matter” — though it is acknowledged they are capable of swaying an election.

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Biden raises eyebrows with remark contrasting African American, Latino diversity

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Former Vice President Joe Biden raised eyebrows Thursday with comments comparing the African American and Latino communities.

During an interview that aired at the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists, NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro pressed the presumptive Democratic nominee if he would “re-engage” with Cuba as president, something she suggested would have an impact on Cuban-American voters in Florida.

“Yes, yes,” Biden responded. “And by the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”

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He elaborated, “You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration in certain places than you do when you’re in Arizona, so it’s a very diverse community.”

The Trump campaign slammed its 2020 rival, tweeting “Uhh… did Joe Biden just say that Black people are all the same?”

Other critics piled on the former VP.

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“There’s no way to dress this up, folks,” journalist Jeryl Bier tweeted.

Biden sparked controversy across social media on Wednesday after a preview clip from the interview showed a separate tense exchange with CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett on whether the former VP has taken a cognitive test.

“No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man. That’s like saying you, before you got on this program, you take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?” Biden told Barnett, who is Black.

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He later knocked President Trump, who previously boasted how he passed a cognitive test.

“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 quipped about the president.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report. 

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Joe Biden unable to answer softball questions and media’s silence is ‘mind-blowing,’ says Sarah Sanders

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It is “shocking” how quiet the mainstream media has been in covering presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden‘s incoherent answers to “softball” questions, former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told “Fox & Friends” Thursday.

The Fox News contributor was responding to an interview Biden did as part of the virtual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Wednesday when he rebuked CBS correspondent Errol Barnett for asking the former vice president if he had taken a cognitive test. Biden claimed the question was similar to asking the interviewer if he was using cocaine.

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Fox News Channel correspondent Doug McKelway asked Biden if he has taken a cognitive test in June and he said he takes them all the time.

“I find it absolutely amazing how little you hear about this, particularly on an answer where he asked a reporter if he was a junky … truly it’s mind-blowing,” Sanders said. “Can you imagine if Donald Trump … gave that answer to a reporter about whether or not he was mentally fit to be president? They would go absolutely crazy.”

“Every time the president says one word off, they lose their minds, they spend the next 12 hours running it on a loop talking about how he shouldn’t be president,” she added. “Joe Biden can’t get through a single interview, put one coherent sentence together and, yet, they sit quietly.”

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The Biden campaign, in a statement to Fox News, called the question “preposterous” and “deserving of a response that showed the absurdity of it all.”

Sanders, who served as White House press secretary from 2017 to 2019, noted that Trump has been asked that question “a million times.”

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“Where was the Biden campaign saying it was preposterous to ask Donald Trump that very same question?” Sanders asked.

“If he can’t handle a couple of softball questions from reporters without losing his cool every single time he gets a little bit of pushback, I think that’s one of the big reasons that Donald Trump is going to do very well in November,” Sanders said, “because people at the end of the day, know that Joe Biden is not ready to lead this country and certainly not ready to take on the challenges we face ahead.”

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Leslie Marshall: Biden should announce his VP choice quickly — here’s why

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Who will she be?

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has promised to select a woman as his running mate and said earlier he would do so by the beginning of this month. That deadline has slipped and rumors are flying as to who Biden might pick.

Clearly, Biden has many qualified women to choose from — and it’s long past time to end the all-male monopoly on the presidency and vice presidency of the United States. 

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But as difficult as this decision must be, it’s time for Biden to make it. Continuing to delay makes Biden look indecisive and just fuels divisions and rivalries within the Democratic Party as to who would make the best vice presidential candidate.

The president of the United States needs to make tough decisions. Biden should show us he can do so by announcing his choice — the sooner the better. Since the Democratic National Convention — a largely virtual event this year due to the coronavirus pandemic — runs from Aug. 17 to Aug. 20, he doesn’t have much time left before delegates will nominate him and his running mate.

Axios reported Wednesday that “Confidants of Joe Biden believe his choices for vice president have narrowed to Sen. Kamala Harris and Susan Rice — and would be surprised if he picks anyone else.”

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I don’t know if the senator from my home state of California, the former national security adviser, or another woman will be selected. I just know the urgency of selecting her grows every day. 

The four most important questions Biden needs to ask of the finalists for his vice presidential running mate are:

The Trump campaign is trying to paint a false picture of Democrats as wild-eyed radicals who will bring socialism, lawlessness and economic ruin to the United States.

Can she do an outstanding job carrying out the duties of vice president? Would she be an outstanding president in the unfortunate event that Biden becomes incapacitated or dies in office? Can she work well with Biden as his governing partner? Will she be a liability or an asset to Biden’s presidential campaign?

The top contenders for Biden’s choice all have impressive qualifications, but only he can determine answers to these crucial questions.

Here are four reasons why Biden should pick his running mate as soon as possible:

Mail-in voting

With the coronavirus pandemic raging — in part due to President Trump’s incompetent leadership and refusal to take responsibility for creating a national strategy to fight the virus —the presidential election is expected to result in more mail-in ballots cast than any election in American history.

As a result, while the official Election Day is Nov. 3, in reality millions of Americans will cast ballots long before that, beginning when North Carolina mails out ballots Sept. 4. In fact, states with well over a majority of electoral votes — including swing states — will allow voting to begin a month or more before Election Day.

That means that Biden has no time to lose in introducing his running mate to the nation and having her start campaigning. While in-person campaigning is severely limited because of the pandemic, the vice presidential nominee can participate in virtual campaign events and give media interviews to help make the case for Democrats to capture the White House and Senate and expand their majority in the House of Representatives.

Democratic Party unity

Potential vice presidential nominees and their supporters and now engaged in a competition for who will be selected by Biden. This inevitably leads to intra-party feuding about who should become Biden’s running mate.

There’s no time for feuding, with mail-in voting beginning just a month from now. Once a VP nominee is selected, Democrats will unite behind her and Biden, and go about the business of sending Trump and Vice President Mike Pence into political retirement.

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Blunting Republican attacks

The Trump campaign is trying to paint a false picture of Democrats as wild-eyed radicals who will bring socialism, lawlessness and economic ruin to the United States. The Republican attacks are so extreme as to be absurd. But the more potential vice presidential nominees remain in contention, the more women the Republicans have to attack.

These cumulative attacks are designed to sway swing voters with — if I may borrow an expression from Trump —“fake news.”

Attracting more votes

Polls show that many voters are not enthusiastic about voting for Biden. They are more eager to replace Trump than to put Biden in the White House.

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A popular and charismatic Democratic vice presidential nominee could ramp up voter enthusiasm, which is vital to ensure heavy voter turnout. If Biden chooses a woman of color as his running mate, as many expect, he could spark a jump in minority voter turnout that could make him our next president.

For all these reasons, the time for Biden to announce his choice for VP is now. The Trump-Pence administration has been an abysmal failure and has proven itself unfit for office. Biden needs a strong partner to show the American people why he should become our next president and to then help him repair the damage the Trump administration has done to our country, and lead us to a better future.

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Ingraham: Dems in big cities giving us a glimpse of ‘new society’ under Joe Biden

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Under a Joe Biden presidency, Americans would be “poorer, less safe, less free, and [their] kids will be less educated,” Laura Ingraham said Wednesday night on “The Ingraham Angle.”

“The Democrats are giving us a glimpse … in California and in New York and on the streets of Chicago and Baltimore [of] Joe’s new society,” Ingraham said.

The host began her program by talking about how Biden would have handled the coronavirus pandemic.

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“Biden would not have banned travel from China. There’s no way [he] would have done that. Two months after Trump did just that, Biden was still worrying about hurting China’s feelings,” Ingraham said. “But under Biden, as under Obama, Europe’s feelings [about] a travel ban would have been more important than what was good for Americans.”

By the same token, she claimed, Biden would have kept America’s land borders open and released detained illegal immigrants.

“Joe would never even consider a crackdown on illegal border crossings, even during a pandemic,” Ingraham suggested. “He’d open the ICE facilities, he’d release all detainees and then maybe ask questions later.”

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Turning to stay-at-home orders and other economic restrictions, the host said Biden would have kept America on lockdown “until at least 2021.”

“While he’s letting millions of illegal aliens flood the labor markets during a recession and bringing more cases of COVID, he’d make sure you’re still locked down in your home and your kids were out of school,” Ingraham said. “His allies in politics and the press who are messaging Biden’s plans, they’ve spilled the beans.”

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Arnon Mishkin: Biden could benefit by skipping Democratic Convention — he avoids sticking foot in his mouth

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The announcement Wednesday that former Vice President Joe Biden will not travel to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee to accept his party’s presidential nomination because of the coronavirus pandemic could be a plus for his presidential campaign.

Biden will instead deliver his acceptance speech from his home state of Delaware to a convention that will largely be conducted virtually and to a TV audience in homes around the country.

Convention delegates will vote from their home states to nominate Biden and the woman he chooses to be his vice presidential running mate during the week of Aug. 17. Like the Republicans, the Democrats have scaled back their party convention from what was planned to be a mass gathering of thousands of delegates, elected officials, party officials and journalists.

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This could be a plus for Biden because he has shown himself to be prone to making multiple gaffes when being interviewed by reporters and responding to questions from the public during town halls and in-person campaigning.

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This year’s presidential campaign is like none in the last 100 years, lacking the cross-country campaigning at rallies and events that was the hallmark of past campaigns. Biden has been holed up his Delaware home, speaking to supporters via social media, giving scripted speeches in front of a teleprompter from his home or nearby to small numbers of socially distanced people, and rarely taking questions from the media.

All this minimizes the chances Biden will stick his foot in his mouth and say something that brings him criticism, such as when he told the host of a Black-oriented radio show in May that “if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black.”

When that comment sparked a torrent of criticism, the former vice president said that “perhaps I was much too cavalier. I know that he comments have come off like I was taking the African American vote for granted but nothing could be further from the truth.”

Now with no need to travel to the Democratic Convention, Biden can continue his shelter-in-place campaign from home. Since Biden is leading Trump by significant margins in opinion polls among voters nationally and in key states, he has little incentive to change his strategy and start traveling around the country campaigning.

The very real danger posed by the coronavirus pandemic gives Biden a good excuse to stay home and portray himself as a responsible candidate concerned with public health.

When a president is running for reelection, the campaign invariably turns into a referendum on the incumbent. That’s truer than ever this year.

President Trump has a unique ability to dominate the media. But despite all the attention he generates with White House news conferences, events and occasional travel, Trump has the same foot-in-mouth problem as Biden.

Trump’s misstatements about the coronavirus pandemic in particular — playing down the seriousness of the disease COVID-19 and suggesting unproven and in some cases dangerous treatments — have eroded his credibility and support with the public.

Biden — the challenger, with the longest resume of a candidate since at least George H. W. Bush — has benefitted from the drop in Trump’s public approval ratings. Many voters who have had enough of Trump aren’t particularly enthusiastic about Biden, but he doesn’t generate fear and uncertainty among voters. As a result, many voters say they plan to cast ballots for Biden primarily to get Trump out of the White House.

After almost four years of President Trump’s unprecedented and controversial actions, Biden is wisely portraying himself as a president who would return some sense of normalcy to the country. His homebound campaign makes it easier for him to do this by avoiding the spotlight of the campaign trail.

Trump has the same foot-in-mouth problem as Biden.

Because the pandemic is sidelining Biden and even Trump to a lesser extent (he won’t travel to the Republican National Convention) the three presidential and one vice presidential debates this fall will be more important than ever.

The unscripted and unpredictable debates are likely to be the only chance for Trump to try to throw Biden off-balance, and try to force a gaffe that might slow the momentum of the Biden campaign.

ut President Trump and his campaign have done Biden a favor by lowering public expectations for Biden’s debate performance. They have attacked every slip of the tongue by Biden and blown them up out of all proportion, intimating (but never quite saying) that Biden is suffering from dementia.

In an interview last month with Chris Wallace of Fox News, Trump called Biden “not competent to be president” and unable to do interviews. Trump said that “Biden can’t put two sentences together” and that “Joe doesn’t know he’s alive.”

While Biden’s conduct and record are certainly open to harsh criticism, it’s obvious to anyone watching him on TV that he can put two sentences together and is aware that he is alive. He will prove this on the debate stage, and simply by doing so convince many Americans that he has had a successful performance, because Trump has set the bar for expectations so low for the former vice president.

When I watched Biden debate his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination I graded his appearances between a C- and a B+. But even a C- performance counts as a success if the audience expects a failure.

Biden’s stay-at-home campaign brings to mind the last major “front porch” presidential campaign – that of Republican candidate Warren G. Harding in 1920.

Harding had the misfortune of running against two very capable Democrats: Presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. James Cox, a successful businessman who built a large newspaper chain and then the large media conglomerate Cox Enterprises (which continues to this day) and vice presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt (yes, that one) before he contracted polio.

But Harding was running in the aftermath of the second term of Democratic President Woodrow Wilson – coinciding with a divisive end to World War I, a deep recession, controversial raids on immigrant communities, and, yes, a pandemic —  in this case, the Spanish flu.

While the gregarious Cox traveled thousands of miles holding campaign rallies, Harding stayed close to his Marion, Ohio home, greeting the press and visitors who came to see him speak.

Harding’s theme was a return to normalcy of the pre-Wilson, and pre-Teddy Roosevelt era, both times of significant change in the country. As Harding put it: “Normal men and back to normalcy will steady a civilization which has been fevered by the supreme upheaval of all the world.”

Sound familiar? As they say, history may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

While Harding’s presidency is best remembered as a scandalous failure, his campaign was anything but. He won the largest popular vote margin in a contested presidential election up to that time, as well as 37 of the then-48 states. He was the first Republican to carry a state of the old Confederacy.

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Harding died in office in 1923, but his term in office led to three consecutive Republican White House terms.

The challenge for Trump is how to fight against the rhymes of history. As it has been throughout this pandemic, he should have every advantage. His opponent refuses to make news — so it’s up to Trump to figure out how to use his bully pulpit to put points in his column, rather than in Biden’s.

Unfortunately, the coronavirus continues to infect and kill Americans — the U.S. death toll now tops 157,000, with more than 4.8 million infections. And our economy continues to suffer, with high unemployment and many businesses remaining closed. This makes it vital for Trump to show the American people that he and his administration are doing everything possible to fight the pandemic.

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Yet Trump’s attacks on his own public health agencies and officials — including Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx — and the president’s overly optimistic assessments of the pandemic are sowing public doubts about his ability to handle this crisis. It’s gotten so bad that at times it seems the Biden campaign is running the Trump campaign, orchestrating a path to make Trump a one-term president.

Biden may be past his prime and may not have been every Democrat’s first choice for the nomination, but Trump’s repeated unforced errors could vault Biden into the Oval Office.

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Hannity insists Biden undergo cognitive test, physical exam: ‘The American people deserve an answer’

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Former Vice President Joe Biden acted inappropriately when a news anchor recently asked whether he should or has taken a cognitive abilities test, Sean Hannity said in his opening monologue Wednesday.

“Let’s state some facts,” the “Hannity” host began. “Biden loses his trend of thought often. He mixes up numbers often. He struggles to remember certain words. At times, he doesn’t even know what day of the week it is, what state he is in, and what office he is even running for.

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“He’s experiencing frequent bouts of irritability, anger, confusion,” Hannity went on. “I’m not a doctor, I don’t know what’s going on with Biden, but it’s obvious that something is off, very off. And even though he barely leaves his basement bunker, he looks exhausted.”

“Given what we see,” the host said later in the monologue, “wouldn’t it be a good idea for him to take that cognitive test [and] a comprehensive physical exam, and share the results with the American people?” he asked.

“President Trump has already done that and more. It’s an honest question at this point, and before early voting starts, we the American people deserve an answer.”

Not for the first time, Hannity compared questions about Biden to those posed by Democrats about Ronald Reagan in 1984.

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Back then, Reagan neutralized the questions by jokingly vowing during a debate with Democratic nominee Walter Mondale that “I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I’m not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent’s youth and inexperience.”

“Panic has set in among Democrats in the media mob,” Hannity claimed. “The media mob, the Democrats, they are avoiding it like the plague. Now, I know for a fact, privately, they are scared to death about this.”

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Historian uses ‘Keys to the White House’ to predict Biden victory in November

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A renowned presidential election prognosticator has predicted that former Vice President Joe Biden will defeat President Trump in November.

Historian Allan Lichtman, who correctly called the winner of the popular vote in each election between 1984 and 2012, told The New York Times Wednesday his “Keys to the White House” metric points toward a win for the Democrat and Trump becoming the first one-term president since George H.W. Bush.

“Voters vote pragmatically according to how well the party holding the White House has governed the country,” explained Lichtman.

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The “Keys” consist of 13 true or false questions. A “true” answer earns a point for the incumbent, while a “false” answer earns a point for the challenger. For example, Trump receives a point for not having to face a serious primary challenger, while the Republican Party losing House seats in 2018 gives Biden a point.

Biden earns two points because there is no “strong short-term economy,” thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, while the “long-term economy” key also favors Biden due to the pandemic-induced drop in GDP.

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Trump received a point for “major changes to national policy,” while Biden earns a point due to the going “social unrest” and another point for a false answer to the question, “The incumbent administration is untainted by major scandal.”

Trump earns a point for “no major military failures abroad,” while Biden gets a point for no “major successes” by U.S. forces under the president.

The penultimate key asks whether the incumbent is “charismatic.” Lichtman told the Times that although Trump is a “great showman,” he has a narrow base of support, a point for Biden.

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At the same time, Lichtman said that while Biden is “decent and empathetic,” he is also “uncharismatic,” giving Trump the final point.

Lichtman’s count awards six keys to Trump and seven to Biden, though he added that does not mean Americans should stay home on Election Day.

“There are forces at play outside the Keys — voter suppression, Russian meddling — It’s up to you the voter to decide the future of our democracy, so get out and vote — vote in person or vote by mail,” he said. “As Abraham Lincoln said, the best way to predict the future is to choose it.”

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Trump tops Biden as both tout large July fundraising hauls

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President Trump’s re-election campaign says that it and the Republican National Committee (RNC) and their joint fundraising committees combined brought in an eye-popping $165 million in contributions last month.

The Wednesday evening statement from the Trump campaign also touted that they now have more than $300 million cash on hand as of the end of July.

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The combined Trump campaign/RNC haul is a record and is up more than $30 million from the $131 million they raised in June. Their war chest total appears to be a slight increase from the $295 million they had in their campaign coffers at the end of June. The campaign spotlighted that July was their largest online fundraising month ever.

“The enthusiasm behind President Trump’s re-election continues to grow as July’s massive fundraising totals prove,” Trump re-election campaign manager Bill Stepien emphasized. “Voters express their support for President Trump in many different ways and donating to his campaign is one of the most personal, because they feel invested in his successes and the future success of the country.”

The announcement from Trump’s re-election team came soon after Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s presidential campaign reported that it and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and their joint fundraising committees combined hauled in $140 million in last month.

The former vice president’s campaign also touted that they now have a hefty $294 million in cash on hand as of the end of July, an increase of $50 million in their coffers over the past month.

The $140 million brought in during July is roughly equal to the $141 million the Biden campaign and the DNC raised in June, which was by far the campaign’s best monthly figure to date.

The Biden campaign and the DNC had narrowly outraised the Trump campaign and the RNC in both May and June.

The Biden campaign – spotlighting its grassroots appeal – said that 97% of contributions in July were from grassroots donors and that the average online contribution was $34.77.

“The Biden campaign is on the march, building off the incredible momentum from this summer with another lights-out fundraising month, banking another $50 million for the final stretch to election day,” campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillion said in a statement.

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The president’s been raising money for his re-election bid since entering the White House three and a half years ago. And the re-election effort’s hauled in an unprecedented $1.1 billion the past two years.

The former vice president – who declared his candidacy in April of last year – struggled to bring in cash for much of his campaign. He raised just $8.9 million in January and $18 million in February. But he saw his fundraising spike starting in March, as he became the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination and much of the party coalesced around his White House bid. Biden become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee in April, as his last remaining primary rival – Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont  – dropped out of the race and backed the former vice president.

The Biden campaign surge in fundraising the past couple of months has helped it narrow the Trump campaign’s once-massive cash on hand advantage. And it’s allowed the Biden campaign in recent weeks to match the Trump campaign in ad spending in the key general election battleground states.

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Earlier Wednesday, the Biden campaign announced it would spend $280 million to run TV and digital commercials in 15 competitive states from Labor Day to Election Day.

Fox News’ Kristina Biddle and Madeliene Rivera contributed to this report

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