GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has set the Internet on fire with his constant sniffing during the presidential debates. His sniffing is loud enough to catch everyone’s attention and even prompted some to keep count of the number of times he’s sniffed! Everyone is now wondering what has got the Trump sniffing—could it be a stroke, allergies…or the truth?
Other than his Democratic counterpart, Hillary Clinton, Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump had a bigger opponent to deal with at the debate on Sunday. This opponent is not human, but rather a condition—a curious case of the sniffles! Trump spent the better part of his mic time very noticeably sniffing during the first two presidential debates. During the first debate, everyone was wondering what had him breathing so audibly, but after the second debate, the “Twitterati” had their own hilarious theories.
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*locker room sniff* pic.twitter.com/Wlwfq8V306
— Trump Sniff ???? (@TrumpSniff) October 10, 2016
Many are concerned about Trump’s health, wondering if he’s suffering the symptoms of a stroke or if he’s low on stamina. Some wonder if he’s on drugs or some other substance. Some are joking he’s simply allergic to the truth!
So true…what’s with that sniffing? #debate #debate2016 #donaldtrump pic.twitter.com/4FlgEsCzlB
— Sharon Aron Baron (@SharonAronBaron) October 10, 2016Advertisement
During the first presidential debate, many had noticed that Trump was visibly sniffing, a lot. He blamed the microphone, saying that something was wrong with it, but people weren’t exactly buying that explanation.
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It’s only a matter of time before Donald Trump blames “the wrong type of oxygen” for his excessive sniffing. #TrumpExcuses pic.twitter.com/WPzCUOp922
— Ben Rawson-Jones (@rawsonjones) October 1, 2016
After the first debate, former governor Howard Dean (a physician by profession and a Clinton supporter) casually wondered if Trump was a cocaine user. However, he was criticized (mostly by his own party) and apologized immediately for his remark, though not directly to Trump.
Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) September 27, 2016
During the second presidential debate, everybody caught Trump’s sniffles again as he spoke. Like the last debate, people are unconvinced that it’s got anything to do with the microphone.
#SNIFF! SNIFF! #DonaldTrump was sniffing again today when talking to retired #military. He can’t blame #microphone again! #NeverTrump pic.twitter.com/cITlYyibyv
— Sharon Carbine (@SharonCarbine) October 3, 2016
Even First Lady Michelle Obama took a subtle dig at Trump’s sniffing excuse, eliciting some laughter.
Some were sure his sniffing is an “allergic” reaction to things that displease him, or is a sign that he’s lying.
Every time Hillary makes Trump feel small, he gets nasty, aggressive, repetitive. Snorts. Wanders more. Scowls more. Watch him respond now
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) October 10, 2016
I’d be #sniffing that hard too if I was allergic to the truth #debates
— Flitardo (@Flitardo) October 10, 2016
Although many are joking about his sniffing, some are also very disturbed by his overall behavior, in addition to the sniffing. While Clinton was moving around, talking and responding to the voters, Trump was almost invading her personal space. He was prowling behind her, sniffling and scowling at anything that displeased him.
What exactly is Trump trying to do here while Hillary is answering a question. #debate pic.twitter.com/caXu9ZBVrE
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 10, 2016
Whatever it is, let’s just laugh at the hilarity of the whole sniffing situation, and keep some tissues ready for the final debate on October 19!
This debate is giving me a headache, and Donald Trump is sniffing so badly I had to go blow MY nose!! #Debates
— Jerome Wiggins (@TheeJerome) October 10, 2016