Hillary Clinton Says Donald Trump Made Her Skin Crawl
In her new book, Hillary Clinton is spilling some tea about her opinion of President Donald Trump. In the upcoming memoir ‘What Happened’, she recalls how Trump’s pacing, hovering demeanor onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so uncomfortable “my skin crawled.” She adds that Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist shouting out,
Back up you creep, get away from me.
Clinton recounts her struggle to keep her composure during that pivotal Oct. 9 debate in St. Louis less than a month before the election. Two days earlier, their campaign made headlines when vintage footage was released of Trump bragging aggressively about groping women.
During the town-hall style debate, Trump repeatedly hovered over Clinton, as she responded to questions. Clinton says in her audio narration,
This is not OK, I thought. It was the second presidential debate, and Donald Trump was looming behind me. Two days before, the world heard him brag about groping women. Now we were on a small stage and no matter where I walked, he followed me closely, staring at me, making faces. It was incredibly uncomfortable he was literally breathing down my neck. My skin crawled.
It was one of those moments where you wish you could hit pause and ask everyone watching, ‘Well, what would you do?’ Do you stay calm, keep smiling and carry on as if he weren’t repeatedly invading your space? Or do you turn, look him in the eye, and say loudly and clearly, ‘Back up you creep, get away from me! I know you love to intimidate women, but you can’t intimidate me, so back up.’
Maybe I have over learned the lesson of staying calm, biting my tongue, digging my fingernails into a clenched fist, smiling all the while determined to present a composed face to the world.
The book will be released on September 12th.