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Meaghan Ellis August 5, 2020 0 Comments

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden became embroiled in a tetchy exchange with a CBS News correspondent when questions were raised about his cognitive abilities.

During the interview clip released on Wednesday morning, Biden snapped at CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett when he was asked if he had taken a cognitive test.

“No, I haven’t taken a test,” Barnett asked, as Biden interjected. “Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man.”

According to Barnett, Biden has said on multiple occasions that he is “cognitively tested” on the campaign trail. So, he used the interview as an opportunity to gain clarity about the situation. However, Biden remained defensive about the inquiry. (0:38)

The former vice president fired back arguing that Barnett’s question would be similar to asking a reporter to take a drug test when they are not abusing substances.

“What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?” Biden said.

WATCH: @CBSNews Correspondent @ErrolBarnett asked presumed Democratic nominee @JoeBiden if he’s taken a cognitive test.

“No, I havent taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test?” — Biden

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) August 5, 2020

Barnett mentioned President Donald Trump’s boasting about the cognitive test he previously took. However, Biden dismissed Trump’s remarks and the cognitive test, itself, mentioning some of the questions the president noted from the test.

“Well, 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 said laughing.

He added, “Did you watch that — look, come on, man. I know you’re trying to goad me, but I mean … I’m so forward-looking to have an opportunity to sit with the president or stand with the president and the debates.”

A Biden campaign official told Politico in response, “It was a preposterous question deserving of a response that showed the absurdity of it all.”

Biden’s latest remarks follow his previous comments about being tested. At a press conference in June, Biden insisted that he is “constantly tested.”

“I’ve been tested and I’m constantly tested,” Biden said at the time. “Look, all you gotta do is watch me, and I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.”

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Kundali Bhagya Actor Sanjay Gagnani Tests Negative for COVID-19, All Set To Resume Shooting Soon

Actor Sanjay Gagnani, who had recently tested positive for COVID-19, has now tested negative for the novel Coronavirus in the third round of tests. Sanjay became a household name with his portrayal of the negative lead Prithvi in Zee TV’s Kundali Bhagya. The actor, who had tested a few weeks back, was placed under home quarantine when he had tested positive and was also put on an essential diet. Kundali Bhagya Actor Sanjay Gagnani Tests Positive For COVID-19, Show’s Shoot Halted.

Talking about it, Sanjay says, “I have finally tested negative after 20 days and 3 tests. I handled the entire period with a lot of patience and kept calm throughout. According to the symptoms I had, it was a mild COVID. The first three days were difficult because of symptoms but I started recovering from the fourth day and since then it has been more of a mental battle,” shares the actor. Shweta Tiwari Tests Positive for COVID-19, Home Quarantined With Daughter Palak Tiwari.

“Getting locked up in a room for 20 days without a human/pets touch and contact was really stressful for me. I felt very stressed and lonely at times but I kept calm and assured myself that it was a temporary phase. This too shall pass. After darkness, there will be light. I tested positive thrice and that sprinkled salt on the burn. But thankfully, I have finally tested negative and can hug and live my life with my beautiful family and pets,” he revealed.

After dealing so closely with the pandemic, Sanjay has a few suggestions for his fans. “From my experience, I would just request every one to take extra efforts in order to keep away from COVID and build strong immunity.

Maintaining social distancing, Wearing a mask, using sanitiser, washing hands, maintaining hygiene, sipping warm water often, taking steam twice a day, gargling with warm water with salt, taking multivitamins as prescribed by your doctor, having kadha, fruits, veggies and foods that build immunity and act as a shield to bacterias and viruses,” he says.

“The most important tip is, isolate yourself immediately without waiting for the testing result as soon as you develop a symptom and do not panic but stay calm and fight it back with patience if you test COVID positive,” concludes the actor.

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