It wasn’t the first time that Donald Trump was accused of sniffing a lot — however, during Monday night’s presidential debate with an estimated 100 million people watching Trump and Hillary Clinton debate — it was a very prominent spotlight on Trump’s sniffing.
Before long, Trump had his own @TrumpSniff Twitter account.
In short order, the “Trump Sniff” Twitter account made jokes about Trump needing tissues.
There's already a Twitter account for Trump's sniffle: @trumpsniff— huffpostqueer (@huffpostqueer) September 27, 2016
Previously, Trump’s sniffing was compiled into a series of sniffing video snippets.
*sniff*— Trump Sniff (@TrumpSniff) September 27, 2016
With Trump’s new sniffing round that was noticed throughout the debate on Monday night, the cause of Trump’s sniffs were attributed to everything from health struggles to something more sinister as people debated the source of Trump’s sniffing.
Trump’s sniffing was especially noticeable as the debates got underway — and as a result of Trump sniffing so much, folks on social media turned the tables on Trump, who oftentimes criticized Hillary for coughing during her speeches. Instead of Trump attacking Clinton and questioning her health, people on social media attacked Donald for sniffing — and questioned his health as a result of his sniffs.
The above photo shows Trump and Clinton shaking hands prior to their first presidential debate.
People saying Trump sniffling reminds me of this https://t.co/89u32z5ErO— #IStandWithJack (@KingBenzizou) September 27, 2016
As seen in the sample of tweets from Twitter about Trump’s sniffing below — as well as a sampling of Facebook comments below about Trump’s sniffing — plenty of folks blamed Trump’s sniffing on nervousness or worse things. People also pulled out their creative writing skills as they noted Trump’s loud sniffing into the microphone during the debate, blaming Trump’s sniffing on scary illnesses, masculine posturing, and Trump acting like the accountant in a famous episode of Seinfeld.
“Trump’s sniffing air into his auxiliary sacs to make his neck appear thick and masculine.”
“Is it just me or is Donald Trump constantly sniffing.”