Donald Trump thinks his sniffing was due to a 'defective mic'

One of the main talking points of the first presidential debate was... Donald Trump's sinuses -- yes, you heard it right.

The Republican nominee began to audibly sniff throughout his opening statements and following arguments, leaving many viewers to wonder why nobody passed him a Kleenex.

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Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?
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Was it seasonal allergy? Early-stage pneumonia? Maybe just a bad smell?

After the debate, Trump tried to lay the blame to a "defective mic."

During a visit to the media spin room, he commented on moderator Lester Holt, saying he "was fine."

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