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Donald Trump challenges Hillary Clinton to drug test, says vote ‘rigged’

| MARY SCHWALM
Published : Oct 17, 2016, 6:57 am IST
Updated : Oct 17, 2016, 6:57 am IST

Donald Trump on Saturday challenged his rival Hillary Clinton to a drug test before their next debate, suggesting the Democrat was “pumped up” on performance-enhancing drugs in a stunning new twist to

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump (Photo: AP)
 Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump (Photo: AP)

Donald Trump on Saturday challenged his rival Hillary Clinton to a drug test before their next debate, suggesting the Democrat was “pumped up” on performance-enhancing drugs in a stunning new twist to the brutal White House race.

The attack from the Republican nominee came as he accused the “corrupt” media of seeking to rig November’s vote in Ms Clinton’s favour by reporting snowballing claims of sexual misconduct that have thrown his presidential campaign into chaos.

 

Mr Trump has trampled all conventions in his treatment of his opponent, vowing if elected to jail her over her email practices as secretary of state — and making “Lock Her Up” a rallying cry for his fired-up supporters.

His campaign has actively fuelled right-wing conspiracy theories about Ms Clinton’s health, seizing on her bout of pneumonia in September to suggest she is concealing a major health problem. In a new attack, he said, “I don’t know what is going on with her, at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning. At the end, it was like, ‘Take me down,’ she could barely reach her car.”