Hillary to Ellen: Trump 'Stalked' Me Around Stage

Hillary Clinton and Ellen DeGeneres

One of the things that undoubtedly struck viewers of Sunday night's presidential debate was that when Hillary Clinton was speaking, Donald Trump was often pacing the stage and looming behind her — and that didn't escape Clinton's notice, she told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview that aired today.

"He was really trying to dominate and then literally stalk me around the stage," Clinton said on DeGeneres's talk show. "And I would just feel this presence behind me, and I thought, Whoa, this is really weird. … I was just trying to stay focused, trying to keep my composure."

The debate came two days after the release of a 2005 tape in which Trump boasted that as a "star," he could grab women by the genitals, forcibly kiss them, and engage in other sexually aggressive behaviors with impunity. When moderator Anderson Cooper asked the Republican presidential nominee about these remarks, Trump said they were just "locker-room talk" and that he had never taken such predatory actions. 

Since then, however, several women have come forward to accuse Trump of assaulting them in various ways. At least one has said he pressed her against a wall, using his size to intimidate her. Trump denies all the allegations.

Below, was the Democratic nominee discuss Trump's demeanor in the debate, her "stamina," and the importance of voting.

Latest videos on Advocate

From our Sponsors

READER COMMENTS ()