Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean tweeted in cohesion with Stephen Colbert of The Late Show after the first presidential debate that Donald Trump is a cocaine addict due to his constant sniffling. The presidential contender and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee is still standing by this comment, though is giving contradictory statements regarding the matter.
“Well, you can’t make a diagnosis over the television, I would never do that, but he has some interesting — [sniffling] is actually a signature of people who use cocaine,” Dean said on an MSNBC interview Tuesday. “[H]ere’s the interesting consolation: He sniffs during the presentation, which is something that users do.”
Dean claims he was never suggesting Trump might have a cocaine addiction, yet he literally seemed to go on to do just that. Then, Dean says he does not offer diagnoses on television because it’s “medically improper,” yet before states “something funny” was going on with Trump, again suggesting Trump is a cocaine user.
Which is it Dean? The failed presidential candidate fails to mention that it could have been a cold, since cocaine use is unlikely considering Trump vowed against drugs and alcohol in his youth after his brother Fred died from alcoholism.
Video of Dean’s interview below: