Trump calls for Clin­ton drug test

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

WASH­ING­TON: Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Don­ald Trump called yes­ter­day for Hil­lary Clin­ton to take a drug test be­fore the can­di­dates face off in their third de­bate next week.

“I think we should take a drug test prior to the de­bate. Why don’t we do that?” Trump told a rally in New Hamp­shire be­fore declar­ing of Clin­ton, “I don’t know what’s go­ing on with her”.

Trump im­plied that Clin­ton had be­gun the last de­bate “all pumped up” on some sort of drug but could barely make it to her car by the end of the 90-minute con­test.

Trump has re­peat­edly sought to raise ques­tions about Clin­ton’s health, ques­tion­ing her stamina and point­ing to a re­cent bout of pneu­mo­nia as well as a con­cus­sion she suf­fered while serv­ing as sec­re­tary of state.

Trump and Clin­ton will square off in their fi­nal tele­vised de­bate on Wed­nes­day evening ahead of Nov 8 elec­tions.

Trump has strug­gled in opin­ion polls since a poor per­for­mance at the first de­bate fol­lowed by con­tro­versy over a 10-year-old video tape show­ing him talk­ing lewdly about women and al­le­ga­tions by sev­eral women that he had sex­u­ally as­saulted them.

Trump has charged re­peat­edly in re­cent days that the elec­tion is rigged against him and that Clin­ton and the me­dia had col­luded on false sex­ual as­sault charges.

“Noth­ing ever hap­pened with any of these women. To­tally made up non­sense to steal the elec­tion,” he tweeted.

The Clin­ton cam­paign yes­ter­day called Trump’s at­tempts to paint the elec­tion as un­fair as “shame­ful at­tempts to un­der­mine an elec­tion weeks be­fore it hap­pens”.

“Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the sys­tem – and par­tic­u­larly vot­ing – should be en­cour­aged, not dis­missed or un­der­mined be­cause a can­di­date is afraid he’s go­ing to lose,” cam­paign man­ager Robby Mook said. – dpa

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