David Axelrod on Saturday suggested that Hillary Clinton skip her third and final presidential debate with Donald Trump. The former White House adviser to President Obama responded to Trump’s call for a drug test before his next debate with Clinton later this month.
“You have to wonder if @HillaryClinton will/should reconsider next debate, given the depths to which this has sunk,” Axelrod tweeted
Drug testing?!? You have to wonder if @HillaryClinton will/should reconsider next debate, given the depths to which this has sunk.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) October 15, 2016
Donald Trump suggested the drug test during a campaign rally Saturday in New Hampshire, comparing himself and Clinton, the Democratic nominee, to athletes preparing for a big event.”Athletes, they make them take a drug test, right? I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate,” Trump said.
“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,’ ” Trump said, imitating Clinton.
Clinton and Trump are scheduled to take the stage together for their final debate Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
H/T The Hill