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Trump plagued by sniffles during debate

The Associated Press HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump has a cold. Or at least something gave him the sniffles.

The Republican nominee sniffled very loudly throughout much of the first general election debate Monday, eliciting a slew of comments and jokes on social media.

The hashtag #sniffle quickly become popular on Twitter, while some compared the audible breathing, or loud sniffing, to Al Gore’s sighing from the 2000 presidential debate. One Hillary Clinton supporter, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, took it one step further, posting on Twitter: “Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?”

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