Carrie Fisher: Trump’s sniffles ‘absolutely’ from cocaine
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Actress Carrie Fisher says Donald TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE’s sniffling during the latest presidential debate stems from cocaine abuse.

Fisher panned Trump’s performance in Sunday’s contest, noting that the billionaire’s tone suggests he would have a dark presidency.

Fisher added that Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, would protect the wealthy as the nation’s next leader.


Trump met Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMcConnell: Taliban could take over Afghanistan by 'the end of the year' Hillary Clinton: There must be a 'global reckoning' with disinformation Pelosi's archbishop calls for Communion to be withheld from public figures supporting abortion rights MORE in their second of three presidential debates late Sunday at Washington University in St. Louis.

The real estate tycoon audibly sniffled during the event, much like he did during his first debate with Clinton late last month.

Former Gov. Howard Dean (D-Vt.) mentioned cocaine while analyzing Trump’s performance during the Sept. 26 contest at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

The former Democratic presidential candidate then doubled down on his insinuation during an MSNBC interview the next day.

“This is actually a signature of people who use cocaine,” he said on Sept. 27.  “I’m not suggesting that Trump does, but I’m suggesting we think about it."

“Because here’s the interesting constellation,” the former doctor added. "He sniffs during the presentation, which is something that users do.

“He also has grandiosity, which is something that accompanies that problem. … It’s something I think it’d be interesting to ask him and see if he ever had a problem with that.”

Trump’s presidential campaign criticized Dean’s commentary in a statement issued Sept. 27.

“On a night where millions of Americans were able to compare and contrast the policies of both candidates, Governor Dean went straight to the gutter and was nothing more than a sad distraction in a desperate attempt to stay relevant.”

Dean ultimately apologized for using “innuendo” against Trump on Sept. 30, adding his remarks were meant to criticize media coverage of the billionaire’s presidential bid.

There is no evidence Trump has ever used cocaine, and the businessman has long insisted he abstains from alcohol and illegal drugs.