While speaking at a rally stop in New Hampshire on Saturday, the Republican presidential candidate called for him and his Democratic opponent to be tested for drugs.
“Athletes, they make them take a drug test, right?” Trump said. “I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate. Why don’t we do that? We should take a drug test, prior. I’m willing to do it.”
The 70-year-old businessman explained why he thought Clinton, 68, might need to be tested.
“I don’t know what’s going on with her but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning. And at the end it was like, ‘Oh, take me down,’ ” he said, faking a stumble.
Ironically, Trump’s own debate performances — both of which included a chronic and loud case of the sniffles that he later blamed on a faulty microphone — had set Twitter buzzing with questions about cocaine use.
Vermont Governor Howard Dean and The Late Show host Stephen Colbert both wondered aloud whether Trump was using illegal drugs.
“Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?” Dean tweeted, garnering over 30,000 retweets.
“He sounded like the cocked-up best man in the bathroom at a wedding,” Colbert joked on his show. “‘You guys — I got it! I know how we can fix the entire economy. Let’s buy a boat!’ ”
Days after Clinton’s 9/11 Memorial stumble, Trump’s personal physician, Dr. Harold N. Bornstein of New York City, released a statement on the GOP nominee’s health — saying he is in “excellent physical health” and has the “stamina” to serve as president.
“We are pleased to disclose all of the test results which show that Mr. Trump is in excellent health, and has the stamina to endure – uninterrupted – the rigors of a punishing and unprecedented presidential campaign and, more importantly, the singularly demanding job of President of the United States,” it read.
Clinton’s campaign also released a comprehensive letter from her physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, with more information on the former secretary of state’s health.
“She is in excellent mental condition,” Bardack wrote in the letter of Clinton. “She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States.”