Trump’s Debate Sniffles Spark Speculation
Howard Dean asks if Republican presidential candidate was using cocaine
Donald Trump’s repetitive sniffling and water-sipping during the first presidential debate Monday night caused the Twitterverse to speculate if he was on something.
“Notice Trump sniffling all the time. Coke user?” tweeted former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, a doctor and a former Democratic presidential candidate.
Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) September 27, 2016
From there, the hashtag #CocaineTrump took off, with the Twitterati chiming in with their own thoughts on the Republican nominee’s sniffles.
WHO WON THE DEBATE?
— ReallyDon’tTrump (@ReallyDontTrump) September 27, 2016
If #CocaineTrump is his new business, its going to fail, too. Although he wouldn’t have to pay taxes on it either. https://t.co/IbI1L0FhpD
— Joann Shawn (@joannshawn1) September 27, 2016
“To be president of this country, you need to have tremendous amounts of cocaine, I mean, er, stamina.” #debatenight #cocainetrump
— Mer (@mjjaaska) September 27, 2016
However, not everyone appreciated the former governor’s tweet.
Kevin Corke, Fox News’ White House correspondent, called Dean’s remark “unbecoming.”
@GovHowardDean unbecoming Governor. Americans expect better from you.
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) September 27, 2016
Matt Rosoff, an executive editor at BusinessInsider, rebutted Dean’s assertion.
@GovHowardDean He’s 70 dude. He’d be dead.
— Matt Rosoff (@MattRosoff) September 27, 2016
Suzanne Mulet, the Salt Lake County GOP chairwoman, also had a diagnosis.
@GovHowardDean @NormanAtlantic4 Maybe he caught Hillary’s pneumonia.
— Suzanne (@suzannemulet) September 27, 2016