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Trump Suggests Clinton Was on Drugs at Debate: Let’s Take Drug Tests Next Time

Donald Trump speaks at Toyota Of Portsmouth car dealership on October 15, 2016 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  

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So it’s come to this. Now Donald Trump seems to have come up with a new excuse as to why Hillary Clinton won the last debate: she had an unfair advantage. The Republican presidential candidate pretty much accused his opponent on Saturday of having taken drugs before the last debate and said it was only fair for the two of them to do drug tests prior to the third presidential debate. “I think she’s actually getting pumped up, she’s getting pumped up, you understand, she’s getting pumped up for Wednesday night,” Trump said.

“We’re like athletes,” Trump went on. “Athletes they make them take a drug test. I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate. I do. I think … Why don’t we do that? We should take a drug test prior because I don’t know what’s going on with her, but at the beginning of her last debate she was all pumped up at the beginning and at the end it was like, ‘Oh, take me down.’ She could barely reach her car,” Trump said, accompanying his words with a crude imitation of Clinton.

Trump uttered his latest hard-to-believe statement at a Saturday rally in New Hampshire shortly after he took to Twitter to say that Clinton should be in prison and has rigged the election. “Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted and should be in jail. Instead she is running for president in what looks like a rigged election,” he wrote Saturday morning.