Jill Stein escorted by police away from debate – Washington Examiner (blog)

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Green Party nominee Jill Stein was escorted off the Hofstra University campus Monday night, after protesting that she wasn't invited to the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. (AP Photo)

Green Party nominee Jill Stein was escorted off the Hofstra University campus Monday night, after protesting that she wasn’t invited to the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

“We were on our way to an interview with @MSNBC when we were stopped by Hofstra security and Nassau County police just now,” Stein tweeted Monday afternoon. “We were immediately escorted off of the Hofstra campus after the press conference just now and told not to do any more press.”

A spokesperson for the Nassau Police Department later told CNN that Stein was removed from the campus because the candidate lacked the proper credentials to be there.

Stein had planned a series of demonstrations at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., several days in advance. She and her supporters pushed for Stein’s entry into the debate.

Stein later retweeted video of demonstrators being arrested at one of her rallies.

“This is not what democracy looks like,” Stein wrote.

Howard Dean wonders if Trump is on cocaine

Howard Dean wonders if Trump is on cocaine

After Donald Trump’s debate-night sniffles drew enough attention to start trending on Twitter, former Gov. Howard Dean speculated that the Republican nominee might be using cocaine.

Notice Trump sniffing all the time. Coke user?— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) September 27, 2016

Dean, who has served as the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has acted as an aggressive surrogate for Hillary Clinton throughout the campaign.

Trump seemingly suffered from a runny nose Monday as he met Clinton on the stage at Hofstra University for the first presidential debate.

A hashtag dedicated to speculation about his condition, “#sniffles,” began trending on Twitter shortly after the debate began.

Stein, like Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, failed to reach the 15 percent polling threshold to qualify to appear on the debate stage with Clinton and Trump.

But not being able to have a physical presence on the stage isn’t stopping Stein from being able to “participate” in the event.

Stein’s campaign said she will “participate” in the debate, which begins at 9 p.m. EST, via social media in a partnership with Twitter on Periscope, and livestreaming on her Facebook homepage.

Trump, Clinton rev up attacks as the first debate turns fiery

Trump, Clinton rev up attacks as the first debate turns fiery

Both campaigns have dueled over the role of the moderator and tried to spin expectations.












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