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 September 12, 2023

Donald Trump challenges Biden, Murdoch family to competency tests

Former President Donald Trump challenged President Joe Biden and the Murdoch family to competency tests, claiming he can win against them in mental and physical challenges.

Trump shared the challenge to the president and Wall Street Journal leadership in a post to Truth Social on Sunday.

The dare

“I hereby challenge Rupert Murdoch & Sons, Biden, WSJ heads, to acuity tests!” Trump wrote.

“I will name the place and the test, and it will be a tough one. Nobody will come even close to me! We can also throw some physical activity into it,” Trump said in a separate post.

“I just won the Senior Club Championship at a big golf club, with many very good players. To do so you need strength, accuracy, touch and, above all, mental toughness," he added.

Trump's WSJ beef

Trump's frustration with the Wall Street Journal follows a recent poll the outlet conducted to ask readers if he was too old to run.

"Some 73% of registered U.S. voters say Biden 'is too old to run for president.' That number is below a majority for Trump (47%), giving him a 26-point edge on the age issue before what is currently looking like a presidential general election rematch in 2024," Newsmax reported.

"Even two-thirds of Democrats said Biden was too old to run again, the Journal reported," according to the report.

Looking for change

"Voters on both sides of the aisle see President Joe Biden as too old for a second term; only 39% of voters hold a favorable view of the president," according to the report.

“Voters are looking for change, and neither of the leading candidates is the change that they’re looking for,” said Democratic pollster Michael Bocian, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio.

Trump's dare for Biden and the Murdoch family are unlikely to happen but it again shows the former president's desire to highlight his energy in contrast with Biden, who has often been seen as tired in his role.

The social media post is also firing up Trump supporters who see the former president as the nation's best hope to end Biden's leadership after one term in office.

Written By:
Dillon Burroughs

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