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US President Donald Trump reportedly compared Joe Biden’s mental fitness to the Russian and North Korean leaders following the release of a Fox News poll. The data showed that only half of US citizens believe Mr Biden and Mr Trump have the “mental soundness” to be president.
The poll said 51 percent of Americans “think Joe Biden has the mental soundness to serve effectively as president”.
While only 47 percent believe Mr Trump has the mental soundness to be the US president.
The Fox News poll came just days after the release of a CNBC-Change Research voter survey.
The survey asked voters in Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania if they believed the two US presidential candidates were mentally sound enough to do the job.
The data revealed that 51 percent of American voters thought Mr Trump is unfit to be president.
While 52 percent said Mr Biden was not fit for the job.
In the Fox News poll, 52 percent of people asked said they believed Mr Trump was physically fit enough to be president.
Whereas, 54 percent said Mr Biden was physically fit to take the job.
The 74-year-old Republican president has repeatedly criticised the 77-year-old former Democratic vice president over his ability to lead during the 2020 election campaign.
On Monday, journalist Julia Davis tweeted: “Trump claims that Putin and Kim Jong-un are more mentally fit than Biden. Still fanboying for dictators.”
Mr Trump responded: “I didn’t know there would be even a question about this!”
On Sunday, at the Nevada rally, Mr Trump said: “I deal with all these people and they don’t have the kind of mental problem that sleepy Joe has. They are very sharp.
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“Kim Jong-un doesn’t know about the problems that Joe has – we need very sharp people. I’m sorry, Joe is not qualified for this position.”
Mr Trump’s Nevada rally saw thousands of supporters indoors for the first time in nearly three months.
The rally in Henderson, Nevada, was expected to violate the state’s local coronavirus restrictions of gatherings of more than 50 people.
City of Henderson spokeswoman, Kathleen Richards, told CNN: “The City of Henderson has issued a compliance letter and verbal warning to the event organiser that the event as planned would be in direct violation of the governor’s COVID-19 emergency directives.
“Specifically, gatherings of more than 50 people in a private or public setting is prohibited.”
Mr Trump has also previously boasted that he has passed cognitive tests.
But last week after CBS News asked about taking another test, Mr Trump said: “Why the hell would I take a test?”
Over the last few months, Mr Trump has reduced Mr Biden’s lead in election polls.
But Mr Biden still has a strong lead ahead of President Trump.
Fox News’ poll on Sunday placed Mr Biden ahead by 51 percent to 46 percent among likely and registered voters.
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