In a Friday morning interview on MSNBC, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean apologized for using “innuendo,” when he tweeted that Donald Trump had probably used cocaine prior to Monday’s presidential debate.
“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 told host Stephanie Ruhle.
“[Trump’s] 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? That’s what I want to know. Do your job.”
Unfortunately for Dean, the media did just that and called out the former DNC chair for not understanding how innuendo actually works.
You didn’t use innuendo. https://t.co/gb3wFXUqYC
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 30, 2016
Ignorance of what the word “innuendo” actually means is a classic symptom of cocaine use. https://t.co/xAAUWz9NtD
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 30, 2016
Take note, Howard Dean: THAT is how you do innuendo.
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) September 30, 2016
Howard Dean’s cocaine innuendo defense is…..not totally wrong. Just mostly wrong.
— Clark (@clarkdotcomstar) September 30, 2016
— Chomes (@Chomes) September 28, 2016
@jaketapper “innuendo: Italian suppository”
— Timothy Connolly CFA (@SconsetCapital) September 30, 2016
@jaketapper Do any of these people have functioning dictionaries?
— Keeva (@Keeva) September 30, 2016