Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recently reckoned on Wednesday that President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump should both take cognitive tests to determine who becomes the next president.
It has been noted that during an appearance on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle, Cruz slammed Trump’s Republican primary rival Nikki Haley for not dropping out of the race after losing the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday:
Thirty percent doesn’t beat 70, and so I think the rational thing for her to do is recognize Trump’s gonna be the nominee, and I gotta say, some of the things she’s saying about his mental cognizance are just ridiculous. But there’s a reason for it. Joe Biden obviously has diminished massively, and so the left is worried about it. People recognize Joe Biden– you wouldn’t let Joe Biden handle the remote control on your television, and he’s got the nuclear codes, so the left’s talking point and the Democrats’ talking point is, “Well Trump’s old too and he’s diminished.”
Cruz continued, “Nikki is echoing that and they’re doing it to defend Joe Biden. What I suggested in the podcast today, I said alright, fine, I suggest this for the general election. Let’s do a cognitive test, Joe Biden versus Donald Trump, the winner is president.”
He concluded, “I’m very happy to take those odds because Trump will whip Biden’s ass.”
Haley raised questions on Trump’s mental state this month after the former president appeared to confuse her with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rant about the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.
“I mean, look, we’ve seen him get confused,” she said. “He was confused about me having something to do with keeping security away from the Capitol. Clearly, he was talking about someone else.”
On Monday, Trump insisted he was “a lot sharper” than Haley and claimed she wouldn’t “even come close to winning” in an aptitude test against him.