“I think we should take a drug test.”
JUST when we thought we’d surely seen and heard it all this presidential election, Republican candidate Trump has now accused his opponent of – wait for it – being on drugs.
Trump told supporters on Saturday he believed Clinton’s energy during the recent second presidential debate was due to being under the influence of drugs.
“At the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning. And at the end, it was like … she could barely even reach her car,” the 70 year-old speculated, going on to demand a drug-test before the next round of public discussions.
“I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate, ’cause I don’t know what’s going on with her.”
Trump, who has been trying to recover from massive campaign damage since the leaking of a recording showing him joking about sexual assault went viral a week ago, also went on to suggest this year’s election is being rigged by the media.
The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary – but also at many polling places – SAD
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
“The election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing completely false allegations and outright lies in an effort to elect her president,” the business mogul exclaimed on Saturday.
Adding to the controversy, more emails hacked from the Clinton campaign account of chairman John Podesta were also leaked over the weekend, showing the campaign worrying about whether Senator Elizabeth Warren would endorse Bernie Sanders and discussing their approach to responding to revelations about her private email use.
Trump has previously accused Clinton of being deliberately deceptive about the content and use of official email accounts, taking to Twitter over the weekend to say, ‘Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted and should be in jail. Instead she is running for president in what looks like a rigged election.’
This year’s election has been one of the most drama-tinged in US history; among several claims made against Trump in the past few months include accusations of rape and sexual assault, are several leaked recordings painting the Republican in a disturbing light, including most recently, a 1992 clip from Entertainment Tonight in which the presidential candidate can be heard making sexually inappropriate comments about a young girl. The controversy has compelled many political commentators to label this election ‘a joke’.
‘Alas, it turns out that many voters are receptive to the kinds of flaws Trump possesses, and as a result he has gone farther than anyone expected in a presidential election,’ political columnist Matthew Rozsa wrote recently.
‘Trump can still hear the laughter, and he still doesn’t get the joke. The only difference is that America is now part of the punchline.’
Comment: Do you think the 2016 presidential election is turning into a joke?