#DonaldTrump's sniffles prompt Howard Dean to tweet 'Coke user?' https://t.co/07casMudPm pic.twitter.com/hdgqvUws1g— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 27, 2016
Ridiculous, of course.
It's a stupid thing for Dean to say.
However, since Dean wants to go down that path, should we talk about Obama and his drug use?
While preparing for his 2008 presidential run, Obama lied when he presented himself as simply "trying" pot in high school.
In his book, Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Obama writes about partaking in more than pot.
This is interesting.
Bernard Schoenburg writes:
Obama, 42, told me recently he had tried marijuana in high school and hasn't consumed any illegal drugs in 20 years. When I asked if there was anything beyond marijuana in his past, Obama said, "That'll suffice."
But the book includes a passage in which Obama discusses how he dealt with questions from his mother when he was 17 and a senior in high school. The context of the book also makes clear that he was trying to deal with the problems his race presented.
"I had learned not to care," he wrote. "I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though. ..."
Obama last week apologized for not telling me earlier about his past as portrayed in the book. He said I had caught him off guard with the drug question and that, at the time, he had not wanted to overshadow his story of that day - his endorsement by the Illinois Federation of Teachers.
Besides pot, Obama would use coke when he could but stayed away from heroin. This is on the record stuff from the man himself.
But Trump sniffles and Dean plants the seed that it's due to coke?
Dean owes Trump an apology.
No apology is coming.
It wasn't a joke!
Dean is serious.