Howard Dean calls Trump a 'coke user' on Twitter
© Getty Images

Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean on Monday mentioned cocaine in a tweet discussing Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE’s sniffling during his first presidential debate.

ADVERTISEMENT

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 Clinton2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Hillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 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.