Here’s what Howard Dean tweeted during Monday’s debate:
Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) September 27, 2016
At the time, I paid no attention to this. I figured it was just standard Twitter snark. But, um, apparently not:
JUST IN @GovHowardDean stands by cocaine tweet & says Trump needs to answer charge, no apology @MSNBChttps://t.co/V7HfQtfXTy
— Kate Snow (@tvkatesnow) September 27,
This is sure a weird campaign, isn’t it? I guess Dean has decided to give Trump a taste of his own medicine. The real source of Trump’s sniffles, of course, is that he was suffering from allergies or a cold or something like that, but Trump steadfastly refuses to admit this because it would make him look weak. So Dean has leaped into the vacuum to lob a wild accusation at Trump and force him to respond. This is Trump 101, and I can only assume Dean is having himself a good old time with this.
Needless to say, I strongly disapprove. Dean should be ashamed of himself. Especially when he’s dealing with a high-road kind of guy like Donald Trump. Here is Eric Trump on his father’s principled unwillingness to bring up Bill Clinton’s affairs at the end of the debate:
That was a big moment for me and probably will actually become, my life and this campaign, and probably will be something I’ll always remember. I mean, he really took the high ground where he had the opportunity to go very, very low. And I’m proud of him for doing that. I mean, I’m really proud of him for doing that. And I think people recognize that. I mean, there are a lot of people who came up to me, including many in the media, who said listen, he could’ve just crushed her on that last question. And he would’ve probably hurt a family if he did.
Truly, Donald Trump is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.