GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump threw a new wrinkle into his rambling campaign speech Saturday morning, suggesting rival Hillary Clinton may be using performance enhancing drugs to get through the rigors of electoral season.
Speaking in New Hampshire, the blustery Republican nominee took time out from trashing the seemingly endless parade of women who have accused him of sexual assault, to note that he believes Clinton is busy getting “pumped up” for the debate — a not-so-sly reference to doping.
Trump’s comments should come as no surprise, since the candidate has a habit of accusing his opponent of his own sins — including racism and financial shenanigans — and there has been an extraordinary amount of speculation about Trump’s manic debate performances coupled with his uncontrollable sniffling.
As you might expect, Twitter noticed.
A sampling below:
If anyone should be given a drug test its Trump with all his sniffling….. https://t.co/tmGOwY6CqE
— RellyRell (@HateTheseFools) October 15, 2016
Lmao…coming from Captain Sniffles. Absolutely, lets have a drug test! https://t.co/MhAYZhPJWv
— regina bean (@rbean14620) October 15, 2016
In the past 24 hrs, Trump has dismantled his teleprompter, insulted women’s looks, & called for HRC to take a drug test.
Help us all.
— Laurie Crosswell (@lauriecrosswell) October 15, 2016
Donald Trump will take a drug test and have Dr. Oz talk about it. https://t.co/RlziQgd2s4
— Gus Taco Trucks™ (@Gus_802) October 15, 2016
Trump wants him & Clinton to take a drug test before the next debate in Vegas. Does he know there is no weigh-in before too?
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) October 15, 2016
So…Trump is going to fail the drug test, and then his thralls are going to adopt cocaine as the sign of a true patriot.
— Fritz Bogott (@fritzbogott) October 15, 2016
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) October 15, 2016
@HalpernAlex Trump demanding drug test is secretly brilliant because everyone will indignantly refuse, allowing his cocaine use to continue
— Chris Magill (@cmagill) October 15, 2016
Clinton should tell him she’ll take a drug test if he’ll take a psychiatric test. https://t.co/yGgr1UtdH8
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) October 15, 2016
— Shypixel (@Shypixel) October 15, 2016
The problem with doing a drug test on Donald Trump is that’s probably not his real hair.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 15, 2016
Dem op re Trump’s call for drug test: “watching this unfold makes me think a psychiatric exam is more in order”
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 15, 2016
I’m telling you. He is the new Gary Hart. “Follow me. I dare you!” “Drug test me! I dare you!” Every foul word he utters is a projection. https://t.co/hb0VwYlxlF
— Dory Enfadada (@MaestraOogway) October 15, 2016
I’m assuming he thinks cocaine won’t show up in a drug test. https://t.co/alOjNMr9b7
— ScottJefferyMachine (@sjzenarchy) October 15, 2016