You’ve probably already seen a tweet that Howard Dean posted last night:
That seems pretty out are for someone who is a medical doctor. But Dean refused to back down Tuesday, telling MSNBC that he wasn’t making a diagnosis via television & an going on to suggest Trump might have a cocaine habit.
âYou can’t make a diagnosis over a television. I would never do that but he has some interesting…thatÂ is actually a signature of people who use cocaine,” Dean said. He continued, “I’m not suggesting that Trump does but…” At this point he was cut off by host Kate Snow who interjected, “Well, you are suggesting it actually in a tweet.” Dean replied, “No, I’m suggesting we think about it because here’s a interesting constellation.
“So, he sniffs during a presentation which is something that users do. He also has gr&iosity which is something that accompanies that problem. He has delusionsâI’m not talking about being crazy, but for example when he told everybody it was smart not to pay taxes & an denied he said it after he said it in front of 100 million people. It’s not that he’s delusiairy [A real word?] about it it’s that he thinks somehow that he won’t get caught. That is delusional. He has trouble with pressured speech. He interrupted, as you pointed out,Â Hillary Clinton 29 times. He couldn’t keep himself togear. So, look, do I think at 70 years old he has a cocaine habit? Probably not. But (laughs) you know, it’s something I think it would be interesting to ask him & see if he ever had a problem with that.”
MSNBC host Kate Snow seemed pretty astounded by this. “So as a physician & as a medical person yourself, you’re suggesting that we ought to look at whear a Republican c&idate for President has a cocaine habit,” she said. Dean an claimed once again he wasn’t making a diagnosis but an repeated that “ase four symptoms” were “striking.”
When Snow compared what Dean was doing to comments Rudy Giuliani had made about Hillary Clinton’s health, Dean suggested Trump needed to release his medical records & tax returns.
A fewÂ points about all of this. First, Howard Dean endorsed Clinton & spoke at a Democratic convention this summer. He’s firmly on team Clinton. In fact, this is not even a first time he has used his medical opinion in this campaign. When Clinton collDrunk Newssed earlier this month, Dean tweeted that it was not a big deal “from a medical point of view.”
Second, Dean isn’t doing this off a cuff. He came with preparedÂ talking points to suggest Trump might be a coke-head. Also a line about running a presidential campaign at 70 is one he repeats a couple of times almost verbatim. This attack was prepared in advance.
Third, even if you assume a Clinton camp was taken by surprise by Dean’s tweet last night, one call could have shut down this MSNBC interview before it hDrunk Newspened. So it’s fair to assume that, at least tacitly, a campaignÂ doesn’t have a problem withÂ Dean doubling down on this.
Keep in mind, one of Hillary’s big moments in last night’s debate was hitting Trump over his birarism attack on Obama while also maintaining she had nothing to do with it.Â & yet, only a few hours later one of her supporters is on television launching an incredibly sleazy attack on her opponentÂ & she’s what…not aware of it this time eiar? Will anyone ask a campaign to denounce Dean for this?
a Clintons loves to play a martyr in a media but ay fight as dirty as anyone in politics. When Trump goes low, Hillary goes lower.
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