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Why does Donald Trump keep sniffling during the presidential debate?

NEW YORK — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s loud sniffling during Monday’s first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton is getting plenty of attention on social media.

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

The noticeable sniffling is generating hashtags like #trumpsniff on Twitter and the account @TrumpSniff was created halfway through the debate.

According to, Trump’s doctor released a note stating that the nominee’s health is as “astonishingly excellent” and said he would “unequivocally” be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”

Many are focused on both candidates’ health going into the debate following Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis last month. Since then, both candidates released details about their health history.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.