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2016 Election Drugs

Will the Candidates be Drug-Tested Before Wednesday’s Debate?

Written by Leonora Cravotta

Less than a month before the election, at least eight women have literally come out of the wood works to accuse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of sexual assault. Doesn’t something sound “fishy” about this?

First of all, why weren’t any of these cases ever documented when they allegedly occurred? One of them actually goes back to the 1970’s. Where are the witnesses? Also, why now? If these women felt so strongly that Trump mistreated and manhandled women, why didn’t they come forward when he first became a presidential candidate?

Over the past year and a half, there were ample opportunities to stop the Trump Train. But these women who are now suddenly singing like canaries were radio-silent back then. Furthermore, several of these allegations have been dismissed by people who know the accusers.

Summer Zervos, a former Apprentice contestant just engaged legendary attorney Gloria Allred to represent her in a lawsuit claiming that in 2007 Donald Trump assaulted her at a Beverly Hills hotel in an encounter which was supposed to be a job interview. Interestingly enough, Zervos has already been outed as being hypocritical by her first cousin John Barry who issued public statements that in the past Zervos only had nothing but glowing comments about her experience with Trump. In fact, Zervos, a Republican, was actively encouraging her friends to vote for Trump. According to Barry, Zervos’s opinion of Trump didn’t go sour until the primary when she invited him to her restaurant and he declined. Really? Is that all it takes?

Trump who has repeatedly denied all of these sexual assault allegations is dealing with the situation by changing the conversation. He has shifted the focus back to Hillary Clinton’s health, calling for his opponent to take a drug test. “She’s getting pumped up for Wednesday,” Trump commented. “Athletes, they make them take a drug test. I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate,” Trump said. “I’m willing to do it.”

Drug-testing the candidates before the October 19 debate is not as out there as it sounds. After all, employees of banks, hospitals and many other industries are drug-tested before they are officially engaged for employment. Members of the military are also routinely drug-tested. Furthermore, Clinton’s health has recently been a topic of concern in the wake of her recent bout with pneumonia. Also, Donald Trump has released his medical records to the American people. Last we checked, Clinton still has not done so.

Given that Trump is already 70 and that Clinton will turn 69 on October 26, it is not an unrealistic request for the two candidates to undergo drug tests or at a minimum release the list of the medications they are both currently taking. Just saying.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by

About the author

Leonora Cravotta

About Leonora Cravotta: Leonora Cravotta is the Program & Talent Director for Red State Talk Radio, the Co-Host for the Scott Adams Show, a political radio talk show, and a syndicated writer for conservative publications. Her professional background includes over fifteen years in corporate and nonprofit marketing. She holds a B.A. in English and French from Denison University, an M.A. in English from University of Kentucky and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. The Scott Adams show is available on, iTunes, Tune-In, Spreaker, Stitcher and Soundcloud.

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