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 TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report 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 ClintonQueer Marine veteran launches House bid after incumbent California Rep. Susan Davis announces retirement Poll: Trump neck and neck with top 2020 Democrats in Florida Former immigration judge fined, temporarily banned from federal service for promoting Clinton policies 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.