At the first presidential debate last night, Donald Trump sniffed audibly several times.
Here is a compilation, composed by some patient people at Slate:
Some consider this “breathing.” Others hear something more.
Over the course of this election cycle, pundits have breached all standards with regard to conjecture about the bodies of the candidates and their functionality. Some took Hillary Clinton’s coughing fit as proof of imminent peril. A Florida anesthesiologist got millions of YouTube views for claiming to have used “CIA techniques” to diagnose her with “advanced neurodegenerative disease.”
In that spirit, the likelihood that Trump’s sniffs are caused by some sort of “cold” or “allergies” warrants close examination.
Seems a little obvious, don’t you think?
Let’s talk seriously about cocaine. I wrote that as a joke before learning that Howard Dean wrote it on Twitter last night, not obviously as a joke, but probably as a joke: “Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?”
Cocaine has been referred to as the caviar of street drugs. Trump enjoys caviar. He had heaps of it at his wedding, spooned out as one attendee described it “much like oatmeal would be.”