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Clinton accuses Trump of ‘stalking’ her during debate

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(FILES) This file photo taken on October 9, 2016 shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he listens to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Hillary Clinton has accused her Republican presidential rival Donald Trump of "stalking" her during their televised debate on October 9, 2016. Trump often stood closely behind the Democratic nominee glowering as she answered questions from the audience during the town hall-style event in St. Louis. Speaking during an interview on NBC's The Ellen DeGeneres Show set to air October 14, 2016, Clinton said his movements made her feel "really weird" on stage. / AFP PHOTO / Paul J. Richards

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 9, 2016 shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he listens to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.¬†Hillary Clinton has accused her Republican presidential rival Donald Trump of “stalking” her during their televised debate on October 9, 2016. Trump often stood closely behind the Democratic nominee glowering as she answered questions from the audience during the town hall-style event in St. Louis. Speaking during an interview on NBC’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show set to air October 14, 2016, Clinton said his movements made her feel “really weird” on stage.<br />/ AFP PHOTO / Paul J. Richards

Hillary Clinton has accused her Republican presidential rival Donald Trump of “stalking” her during their televised debate on Sunday.

Trump often stood closely behind the Democratic nominee glowering as she answered questions from the audience during the town hall-style event in St. Louis.

Speaking during an interview on NBC’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show set to air Friday, Clinton said his movements made her feel “really weird” on stage.

“Because of the revelation of the public video, and everything that came out on ‘Access Hollywood,’ you know, he was really all wrought up, and you could just sense how much anger he had,” Clinton said, referring to a video leaked last week showing Trump making lewd comments about women.

“And so he was really trying to dominate and then literally stalk me around the stage and I would just feel this presence behind me.”

Trump rejected criticism about his debate performance at a rally on Monday.

“So I’m standing at my podium by my chair. She walks across the room. She’s standing in front of me, right next to me,” he said.

“And the next day I said what did the papers say? They said, ‘he invaded her space.'”

“Believe me,” he added, “The last space that I want to invade is her space.”

Last week’s video showed Trump boasting in 2005 of groping women with impunity because he was famous, sending the White House race into unprecedented levels of vulgarity.

Since then, at least six women have accused him of making unwanted physical advances, most of them after Trump asserted in Sunday’s debate that he had never sexually assaulted a woman.

During her interview, Clinton praised First Lady Michelle Obama for blasting the Republican nominee in a powerful tirade on Thursday.

“The speech that she gave, I think, put into words what so many people are feeling,” Clinton said. “And not just women and girls. Men and boys.”

She also said she didn’t notice making a much-commented shimmy motion during Sunday’s debate when Trump accused her of not having the “right temperament” to be president.

“Now people are always saying, ‘Do the shimmy, do the shimmy.'”



4 Comments
  • agbobu

    AND DONALD TRUMP IN BUSINESS YOU HAVE THE LUXURY OF BANKRUPTCIES AND CHAPTER 11,
    BUT IN GOVERNMENT THOSE CHANCES DO NOT EXIT. DONALD TRUMP YOU HAVE BEEN
    BANKRUPTED SO MANY TIMES, YOU HAVE DECLARED ALMOST A BILLION DOLLARS
    LOST IN ONE YEAR AND FAILED TO PAY YOUR INCOME TAX FOR ABOUT 29 YEARS
    BECAUSE OF THIS LOSS, WHICH BY EXTENTION YOU HAVE RE-UPPED YOUR
    LOSSES.WHAT YOU DID NOT TELL US IS IF THOSE SMALL BUSINESSES YOU SENT
    UNDER AND DESTROYED BECAUSE YOU FAILED AND REFUSED TO PAY THEM, WERE
    COMPENSATED WHEN YOU RECOVERED YOUR LOSSES? IF YOU RUN A GOVERNMENT THE
    WAY YOU RAN YOUR BANKRUPTED BUSINESSES THE MASSES AND THE PUBLIC WILL
    STONE YOU TO DEATH. DONALD TRUMP YOU WILL BE A JOKER AND A VERY BIG
    FRAUD IF YOU THINK THAT YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE
    PRESIDENT OF AMERICA, THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH.

    • The Realist

      I can’t understand how such a personality got this far!it just shows the decadence in the American society.

      • agbobu

        AND THE GOP WILL PAY VERY DEARLY FOR NOT STANDING UP AGAINST DONALD TRUMP AND NOMINATING HIM FOR PRESIDENT OF AMERICA. THE GOP ALLOWED DONALD TRUMP TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. DONALD TRUMP EVEN SAID SO, THAT HE CAN SHOOT SOMEONE IN THE PUBLIC AND GET AWAY WITH IT. THE GOP MUST NOW LICK ITS SELF INFLICTED VERY BAD WOUND. THE GOP HAS NO ONE TO BLAME BUT ITSELF.

    • algol2000

      A person who has been able to turn failure into success is exactly the material that leadership is made of. Not someone who has consistently failed but blames others for her failures. Who do you work for? I am sure you have never run a candy store in your life. You may even be a civil servant!