The Trump debate is a more appropriate way to name any of the 2016 presidential debates since it is because of #Donald Trump, they have drawn more ratings than any other president debate in recent memory. Which is also the case for why Donald Trump has been able to stay in the race, despite all of the mounting controversies -- with the exception of the latest Trump videotape -- saying that he's gotten the most Republican voters to the party than they've ever had before.
What also made the second of the total three Presidential debates a Trump debate, has been the noticeable #Sniffing between his rant, which many might want to start turning into a drinking game now, in time for the third one, one week from now.
Because until Sunday night's debate no one was certain that it was a "thing" he does. During the first one, he was sniffing so much that it was parodied on the weekend's "Saturday Night Live" with Alec Baldwin imitating Trump.
There was no sniffing at either Trump debate
The following day after the first Trump debate, the candidate was on "Fox and Friends" denying that he had been sniffing at all. "No, no sniffles. No sniffles, no cold." In a normal election year, reporting on Trump sniffing would be considered trite and not news but this isn't a normal election year nor is Donald Trump a normal candidate. If anything Donald Trump has created a new climate for him to operate in. In the case of his complaint about his microphone being "sabotaged" during the first Trump debate; the reporting around that and the fact that he was the motivator behind it, shows that he has no real platform to talk about.
So, why not talk about his sniffing?
Howard Dean makes bold accusation about Trump sniffing at first debate
Yeah..why not? Why isn't Howard Dean's allegation that Donald Trump does cocaine a bigger deal? https://t.co/PvoybKCU27— David A. Singer (@DavidASinger) October 8, 2016
Of course, the accusations the billionaire has created and launched against his rivals should allow a free pass for others to do the same, against him. Such as when former Governor and chairman of the Democratic National Committee Howard Dean, felt it was a good idea to suggest that Trump was on cocaine in an interview on CNN..
"Here's the interesting constellation, so, he sniffs during the presentation, which is something that users do. He also has grandiosity, which is something that accompanies that problem. He has delusions. I'm not talking about being crazy, but for example, when he told everybody it was very smart not to pay taxes and then denied he said it, after he said it in front of 100 million people. It's not that he's delusionary about it; it's that he thinks somehow he's going to not get caught. That is delusional. He has trouble with pressured speech. He interrupted Hillary Clinton 29 times. He couldn't keep himself together."
A good case for Trump using Colombian Bam Bam?
Later on, before he was "forced" to apologize for the statement, Howard Dean did say that there was likely not a chance that Donald Trump was on cocaine due to him being 70-years old. But then again, it isn't as if anyone should believe the business mogul anyway. The idea might be that he would have to be an addict in order to use cocaine, which might not be the case. Every Trump debate has pulled in millions of viewers and no one can be excused -- unless they are his loyal supporters -- from seeing him take liberty with the facts, along with and during the entirety of the presidential race.
It could be that he does indulge in some booger-sugar on occasion in order to take the edge off, or in order to keep up appearances of being the strongman of the debate. These debates are nerve-wracking and keeping himself steady for the series of attacks against him -- he is running for the highest office in the country -- why would it seem impossible that he might very be touching up with nose-candy before these events? Clearly, from what we've seen from the latest Trump debate, he means to be authoritarian as he decides what media services he can ban and ignore the law to jail his rival. Surrounded with deplorables, no one can check him for his supply. #TrumpDebate