Howard Dean is standing by his questioning of whether or not Trump using cocaine, and wants the media to ask Donald Trump if he has ever had a drug problem.
During the debate, Dean tweeted:
Video of former Gov. Dean on MSNBC:
Dean stood by his tweet:
Well, you can’t make a diagnosis over the television. I would never do that, but he has some interesting, that is actually a signature of people who use cocaine. I am not suggesting that Trump does…No, I’m suggesting we think about it.
It’s an interesting constellation. He sniffs during the presentation which is something that users do. He also has grandiosity, which is something that accompanies that problem. He has delusions. I am not talking about being crazy, but for example, when he told everybody he’s very smart not pay taxes then deny he said it after he said it in front of one hundred million people. It’s not that he’s delusionary about it. It’s that he thinks somehow that he’s not going to get caught. That is delusional.
He has trouble with pressured speech. He interrupted, as you pointed out, Hillary Clinton twenty-nine times. He couldn’t keep himself together. So, look, do I think at seventy years old, he has a cocaine habit? Probably not, but it’s something I think it would be interesting to ask him and see if he ever had a problem.
The former chair of the DNC is baiting Trump. This is also a little bit of the shoe being on the other foot. If Hillary Clinton having pneumonia means that she is dying, according to the right, it is also possible that Trump’s debate sniffle could suggest an underlying problem or even an addiction.
All questions could be answered by Trump releasing his health records. Not a summary on Dr. Oz, but his real health records.
Howard Dean made a great point. The question isn’t whether or not Donald Trump uses cocaine. The larger issue is that voters know very little about the health of Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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