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Carrie Fisher Clarifies Tweet Accusing Donald Trump of Doing Cocaine After Debate Sniffles

She spoke too soon. Carrie Fisher clarified her tweet accusing Donald Trump of doing cocaine after he repeatedly sniffled throughout the second presidential debate Sunday, October 9.

When a Twitter user asked the Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress, 59, over the weekend if she thinks the Republican presidential candidate, 70, is a “coke head,” she replied, “I’m an expert & ABSOLUTELY.”

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A day later, Fisher told Vulture that she doesn’t actually believe Trump does drugs. “I don’t [think so],” she said Monday, October 10. “I don’t know because every day something weirder comes out about him, and more awful.”

Carrie Fisher Donald Trump
Carrie Fisher and Donald Trump

“But his brother died,” she continued, referring to Trump’s late estranged brother, Freddy. “His brother was an alcoholic and died of it. I think it scared him. He says he doesn’t smoke, he doesn’t drink, he doesn’t do drugs, so he generally tells the whole truth to shock you. I know something about this, so if he did coke, he would want you to know.”

Fisher then said the sniffling was likely due to “nerves.”

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The actress has been open about her own drug use in the past, admitting in October 2010 that she did cocaine decades ago while filming Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back.

“We did cocaine on the set of Empire in the ice planet,” Fisher confessed to the Guardian. “I didn’t even like coke that much. It was just a case of getting on whatever train I needed to take to get high.”

She also wrote about her past with drugs in her semi-autobiographical 1987 novel, Postcards from the Edge.

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This isn’t the first time the GOP nominee has been accused of doing cocaine. During the first presidential debate last month, former Vermont governor Howard Dean also suggested that Trump used the drug, tweeting, “Notice Trump sniffling all the time. Coke user?”

The politician later stood by the controversial post, telling MSNBC, “It’s something I think it’d be interesting to ask him and see if he ever had a problem with that.”

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