Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean has apologized, sorta, for saying that he thought Donald Trump's sniffles during the debate were caused by a coke habit. Dean tweeted the allegation midway through Monday's debate.
Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) September 27, 2016
On Friday, Dean apologized for saying that the Republican nominee for president was using illegal drugs--or, rather, he apologized for his use of "innuendo," whatever the heck that means. Dean is also a contributor on MSNBC.
From The Hill:
"I apologize for using innuendo. I don't think it's a good thing to do, I don't think it's the right thing to do," Dean, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, told MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.
"This entire campaign has been debased by innuendo. Where was the mainstream media calling out innuendo 15 months ago when Donald Trump started running for president of the United States?" Dean continued. "That's what I want to know. Do your job."
Dean dove into a critique of media coverage of Trump's candidacy during the interview, also saying that the Republican presidential nominee has done far worse in his campaign.
"I would be very willing to apologize, not to Donald Trump, but I don't think using innuendo is a good thing," Dean said. "I would like the media of this country to apologize."