White House press conferences are rarely entertaining. Generally they amount to reporters trying to get the president’s opinion on virtually everything and the press secretary trying to give away as little new information as possible. But when Lana Zak asked Josh Earnest about Trump’s drug test proposal, he couldn’t help but take a moment to poke fun:
So you’re telling me that the candidate who snorted his way through the first two debates is accusing the other candidate of taking drugs? Well that’s an interesting development.
The press then acted as if Earnest was the one making a ridiculous remark, but let’s remember that this whole thing started with Trump’s comments. I’m pretty sure that this is the first time that a presidential candidate has accused their opponent of being on drugs.
The fact that everyone was shocked to hear this sort of talk from Josh Earnest and not from Trump is because we all know that we’ve entered a whole new realm of politics this year. Even those who support Trump know in their hearts that he’s one big ball of scary “firsts” for America.
Josh Earnest of course immediately commented that he was just kidding; because he’s an adult and a professional and such divisive accusations have no place at a press conference where people need to get real unbiased information from their administration. That is why Trump has no business anywhere near the presidency. He cannot even pretend to be a reasonable adult long enough to get us through the election cycle.
But I’m not a politician and I have no trouble making claims about a candidates drug use. Donald Trump’s strange and persistent case of the sniffles does legitimately sound like the sort of symptom someone might have after taking an 8 ball to the nose. All that pacing he did in the second debate doesn’t look too good either.
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