By Jesse Byrnes
Democratic strategist David Axelrod on Saturday suggested that Hillary Clinton skip her third and final debate with Donald Trump.
The former White House adviser to President Obama responded to Trump’s call for a drug test before his next debate with Clinton later this month.
“You have to wonder if @HillaryClinton will/should reconsider next debate, given the depths to which this has sunk,” Axelrod tweeted.
Trump floated the idea of a drug test during a campaign rally Saturday in New Hampshire, comparing himself and Clinton to athletes preparing for a big event.
“Athletes, they make them take a drug test, right? I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate,” Trump said.
“Why don’t we do that? We should take a drug test, prior, because I don’t know what’s going on with her, but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning, and at the end it was like, ‘Oh, take me down,’ ” Trump added, imitating Clinton.
Clinton and Trump are scheduled to take the stage together for their final debate Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
The pair debated last weekend in their first joint appearance after a leaked tape from 2005 showed Trump boasting about trying to sleep with a married woman and grabbing women.
More than half a dozen women have come forward this week accusing the real estate tycoon of groping or kissing them without their consent. Trump has vehemently denied the accusations and slammed media outlets for publishing the women’s stories.