CNN host Brooke Baldwin on Monday grimaced when a guest mentioned cocaine abuse while analyzing Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration MORE’s performance in the latest presidential debate.

“I know you look into, you know, linguistics and body language,” Baldwin said while interviewing Todd Graham, the debate director at Southern Illinois University.

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“But, what’s with the sniffing?” Baldwin asked, referencing a nasal tick that also haunted Trump in his first debate against Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRoger Stone shares, quickly deletes Instagram photo of federal judge on his case Barack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report Why the national emergency? A second term may be Trump’s only shield from an indictment MORE. "Have we figured that out, the sniffing?”

“No, and again, if you just practice with the microphone, which he didn’t do, I think he could have heard it and fixed it,” Graham responded.

“But last night it was unbearably strong. He was sniffing louder than any coke fiend I’ve ever known. I just thought, ‘Boy oh boy, this is not going to go over well.' It was for the whole 90 minutes.”

Baldwin visibly winced upon hearing Graham’s answer, briefly looking down while the debate coach continued dissecting Trump’s performance.

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) faced criticism after questioning whether cocaine was behind Trump's sniffles during the Sept. 26 contest at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

“Something funny was going on with Trump last night,” Dean said on Sept. 27. "Do I think it’s cocaine? Probably not.

“But again, the sniffling, the grandiosity, the delusions, the pressured speech: this guy has already proven himself to be unstable, the question is: Why is he unstable?”

Dean on Sept. 30 ultimately apologized for using “innuendo” against Trump despite no evidence the billionaire, a reported teetotaler, uses drugs.