More people are recognizing the Chumph’s symptoms…From the pacing around the room, incoherent utterances, and constant sniffing.
Carrie Fisher has a theory about why Donald Trump has been sniffling so much at the presidential debate.
Trump could once again be heard sniffling during the second presidential debate Sunday night, an encore of the sharp inhalation noises viewers noticed during the first presidential debate on Sep. 26. Fischer, of “Star Wars” fame, spent the night tweeting her reactions to the debate. Among her observations, Fisher responded to one fan’s query about Trump’s sniffling with an assertion that the noises were related to cocaine use.
“Tell me something about that sniffle…coke head or no?” asked the fan.
“I’m an expert & ABSOLUTELY,” replied Fisher, adding the all-caps emphasis.
Fisher has admitted to having been a heavy cocaine user in the 1980s. Sniffling, like the kind heard from Trump Sunday night, can be symptomatic of the damage done by frequent use of cocaine via snorting and inhalation through the nose.
Fisher’s accusations that cocaine use is behind Trump’s sniffling is speculative — there is no credible evidence that Trump has ever used the drug. However, she is not the first to make the claim.
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean drew criticism after the first debate for insinuating on Twitter that Donald Trump used cocaine. “Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?” Dean asked. Dean, a doctor, refused to apologize for the comment, saying that, while he was in no position to diagnose Trump from afar, that sniffing is “a signature of people who use cocaine.”
HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher also chimed in.“Hillary got a big bump after the debate. And it looked like Trump did a big bump before the debate,” Maher said on his show. “A lot of people are saying it! He was sniffling a lot. Either that or he’s allergic to facts.”
Civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred said this week that women have begun contacting her with allegations that they were sexually harassed or abused by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
After news broke over the weekend that Trump had bragged about groping women on a leaked 2005 video, Allred confirmed to Gothamist on Monday that she had been “contacted by women who allege inappropriate contact by Mr. Trump.”
“If there is an unwanted or unconsented to touching of a person’s intimate parts such as the genital areas or a woman’s breasts, that could constitute a sexual assault or a sexual battery,” Allred said. “I am disgusted by what Donald Trump said and admitted that he had done on that video. An apology is not enough.”
In a statement released last week, Allred revealed that Trump had once told her that she “would be very very impressed” with the size of his penis.
It was not immediately clear if Allred was organizing legal action against Trump on behalf of the women who have contacted her.