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Donald Trump’s SNIFF drives social media wild during first US Presidential debate with Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump appeared to have the sniffles as he appeared on stage at Hofstra University

Forget the political issues being argued over during tonight?셲 first US presidential debate – there was only one issue social media users wanted to discuss this evening.

Donald Trump appeared to have the sniffles as he appeared on stage at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

Trump's loud sniffing in the opening minutes of Monday's first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton got plenty of attention on social media
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Trump’s loud sniffing in the opening minutes of Monday’s first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton got plenty of attention on social media
Donald Trump drinks a glass of water during the presidential debate
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Donald Trump drinks a glass of water during the presidential debate
Trump promises to release Tax returns if Hillary Clinton releases the deleted emails

Trump's loud sniffing in the opening minutes of Monday's first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton got plenty of attention on social media.

Some are comparing it to Al Gore's sighing from the 2000 presidential debate.

The noticeable sniffing, or loud breathing, even generated hashtags like #trumpsniff on Twitter.

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump arrive on stage for the debate
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Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump arrive on stage for the debate

Many social media users saw Trump?셲 cold as an opportunity to mock a presidential candidate who has repeatedly called his rival?셲 health into question.

Others joked about #Trumpsniff potentially being a way for the billionaire businessman to avoid answering awkward questions.

The bad-tempered debate saw Hillary Clinton brand Donald Trump racist and sexist the White House candidates went head-to-head for the first time.

Clinton accused Trump of spreading a ?쐒acist lie??that Barack Obama was not an American citizen, adding that the billionaire businessman ?쐆as a long record of engaging in racist behavior??

Potential voters watch the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump at a bar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Potential voters watch the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump at a bar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Trump promises to release Tax returns if Hillary Clinton releases the deleted emails

Clinton also called into question Trump?셲 alleged sexist remarks about women, reminding the audience at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York of him previously calling women ?쐏igs??and other derogatory names.

Clinton?셲 stinging attack came as the rivals shouted back and forth at one another throughout the debate.

Both repeatedly accused the other of being unfit to serve as president and called into question the other candidate?셲 record on security, employment, race issues and gun crime.

Key moments in the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

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