Trump Just Proposed He and Clinton Take Pre-Debate Drug Tests

He claims Clinton is doping.


At a packed rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Saturday morning, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump again denied the slew of sexual misconduct allegations that have emerged against him this past week. But then he changed the subject to one of his favorite talking points: Hillary Clinton’s stamina. This time, though, Trump took it further, implying that Clinton took performance-enhancing drugs before the presidential debates. He proposed that they each should be drug-tested prior to the debate this Wednesday.

“I think she is actually getting pumped up,” he said. “She’s getting pumped up for Wednesday night.” Trump then added, “We’re like athletes, right? Look, I beat 17 senators, governors, all these people….Athletes, they make them take a drug test. I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate. Why don’t we do that?”

It may be a pointless question, but what evidence did Trump produce that Clinton is pulling a Lance Armstrong? He claimed that at the start of the last debate she was “was all pumped up” but by the end “she could barely reach her car.” By the way, Trump has yet to make good on his promise to produce his full medical records.

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