Howard Dean: Is Donald Trump a 'coke user'?

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Viewers tuning in for the rowdy first presidential debate got their fair share of verbal sparring, but amidst the fireworks many appeared distracted by something else: Donald Trump's sniffle.

The Republican candidate sniffled repeatedly during Monday night's debate — setting off social-media memes and sparking the hashtag #TrumpSniffle.

RELATED: #TrumpSniffle trends during first presidential debate

#TrumpSniffle trends during first presidential debate
See Gallery
#TrumpSniffle trends during first presidential debate
Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?
#debatenight sponsored by Kleenex. #trumpsniff
#Trumpsniff #Debates2016 You can take the man out of Studio 54, but its hard to get it out of the man...
OMG, the sniffling is so annoying. #Trumpsniff #debatenight
The symbolism of #trumpsniff is so grandeur. I mean aren't we all getting sick of seeing his run for presidency taken seriously?
Trickle down economics is what is happening with Donald Trump's nose right now. #debatenight #TrumpSniffle
Trump is getting flustered. #debates #debatenight #TrumpSniffle
Hillary gave Donald her cold. #debatenight #TrumpSniffle
That didn't take long. #trumpsniffle
Is something wrong with Donald's health? #TrumpSniffle
Is Trump OK? He's drinking a lot of water, and the #trumpsniffle seems to say otherwise #debatenight #channelingRubio?
Ok so the #TrumpSniffle is becoming a thing
I thought his health was hugely excellent??? #Trump, you disappoint! #TrumpSniffle #debatenight
Trump's sniffle got worse when Hilary brought up his dad's money. #TrumpSniffle #TeddyKGBsOreos
Someone give him a damn tissue! #Trumpsniffle #debates
Maybe Donald Trump has pneumonia? #trumpsniffle #debatenight

While Trump's opponent Hillary Clinton — whose coughs made frequent fodder for Republicans — did not mention his sniffles, former Democratic presidential candidate and DNC chairman Howard Dean did.

The former six-term Vermont governor took to Twitter not with a meme but with a message, suggesting that Trump's nasal troubles could be due to cocaine use.

There was no immediate response from the Trump campaign to the question Dean posed.

RELATED: Countries with the highest cocaine use

Read Full Story

People are Reading