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Hillary Clinton Was as Weirded Out By Trump's Stalking as We Were

Hillary Clinton Was as Weirded Out By Trump's Stalking as We Were

It's one thing to dominate a debate with knowledge and ideas, but Donald Trump attempted to physically intimidate Hillary Clinton, something she talks about for the first time publicly with Ellen. 

TracyEGilchrist

If you watched the presidential debate on Sunday, or even if you didn’t, you’re probably well aware from continual social media coverage, memes, GIFS, and commentary, that Donald Trump loomed over Hillary Clinton for a good portion of the debate as she addressed the audience, as evidenced by this picture.

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Clinton appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’s show today for the first time since the debate. At a time when several women have come forth to share their stories of intimidation and harassment at the hands of Donald Trump, Clinton spoke about his attempts to dominate, not only his debate performance but the entire space.

“It was clear that my opponent, Donald Trump, was going to try to dominate the space, almost to the exclusion of the people that were sitting there,” Clinton told Ellen.

While Trumps hulking and skulking didn’t go unnoticed by the viewing public, Clinton felt it viscerally. “You could sense how much anger he had, so he was really trying to dominate and then literally stalk me around the stage. I would just feel this presence behind me, and I thought ‘whoa,’ this is really weird,” she said.

Regarding how she responded to Trump’s intimidation tactics, Clinton explained, “I was staying focused, trying to keep my composure, trying to interact with the moderators. Really, for me, more with the people there. And deal with the string of accusations that he was putting forth.”

With one debate remaining and the election in less than a month Clinton said that she will continue to try to focus on the issues and not waste her time attempting to debunk Trump’s version of the truth.

“I’m going to keep trying to talk about what this election should be about, which is people’s lives, and our country, and what we’re going to do to help each other,” Clinton said.  

Finally, when Ellen suggested that it appears that Trump’s campaign is falling apart, Clinton said she’s not taking anything for granted.

“Who knows what can happen. Everybody who's watching and everybody who has followed this election, please, turn out and vote,” she implored.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

<p>Cinephile, cyclist, proud cat lady and unabashed Pretty Little Liars guru.</p>

<p>Cinephile, cyclist, proud cat lady and unabashed Pretty Little Liars guru.</p>