And the winner of the debate is … #TRUMPSNIFFLES
Arguments over who won the first presidential debate are in full throttle, but if you ask Twitter who won, there was definitely a crowd favorite. No, it's not Trump or Clinton, it's Trump's sniffles.
Immediately after the debate began, Twitter noticed something odd about Mr.Trump: he sniffed repeatedly throughout the evening. Not only did his sinuses spark a hashtag, #TrumpSniffles, but also some parody accounts, Donald's Sinuses (@TrumpsSinuses) and Trump sniff (@TrumpSniff), and of course, memes.
Twitter doctors came up with a mess of diagnoses for Trump, from allergies, to pneumonia (a reference to Clinton's recent illness), and even cocaine use.
— Sophia (@sopeaslee) September 27, 2016
— John Ashford (@johnnyash1580) September 27, 2016
— Dr. Dave Solot (@iodrdave) September 27, 2016
— Sports Walrus (@CashSports) September 27, 2016
Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) September 27, 2016
Is something wrong with Donald's health? #TrumpSniffle
— Lori Colan MD (@loricolan) September 27, 2016
— Tim Ferguson (@RealTimFerguson) September 27, 2016
— Rebecca J. Riley ? (@rebeccariley23) September 27, 2016
Many people are saying #TrumpSniffles are a sign he's hiding a serious illness. Judging by his answers, I'd say dementia or brain tumors.
— AndrewJClock (@AndrewJClock) September 27, 2016
When Trump was asked why he was sniffling so much, he had the ultimate Trump response: there were no sniffles. Instead, it was totally the microphone's fault.
"No, no sniffles. You know, the mike was very bad, but maybe it was good enough to hear breathing...But no sniffles. No cold."
— Trump's sniffle (@TrumpSniffle) September 27, 2016
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Christina is a freelance writer from a tiny town in Southern Maryland who just can't seem to figure out whether others are being sarcastic or not. She has a degree in business communication, with a focus in writing, from Stevenson University, and has written things for Severna Park Voice, Maryland Film Festival, The Villager, and Hello Giggles. Follow her on twitter @tinaBUFF where she constantly overthinks her tweets, or read her medley of musings at touchinfinity.wordpress.com.