Howard Dean calls Trump a 'coke user' on Twitter
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Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean on Monday mentioned cocaine in a tweet discussing Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE’s sniffling during his first presidential debate.

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Dean’s tweet may prove controversial for mentioning — without evidence — illicit drug use and the Republican presidential nominee in the same breath.

Trump frequently and audibly sniffled Monday night during his clash with Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJordan calls Pelosi accusing Trump of bribery 'ridiculous' DOJ watchdog won't let witnesses submit written feedback on investigation into Russia probe: report What are Republicans going to do after Donald Trump leaves office? MORE at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. 

The real estate tycoon’s snorts were picked up by the television audience, which experts predicted may have exceeded 100 million people.

More viewers raised questions about Trump’s health on social media, an interesting twist after the Republican candidate seized Clinton’s health scare earlier this month to raise questions about her fitness to serve as president. 

 

Hillary Clinton nearly collapsed earlier this month during a 9/11 memorial ceremony. Her doctor revealed shortly afterward she had diagnosed the Democratic presidential nominee with pneumonia two days before the incident.