Can Donald Trump please sit the hell down? The Republican presidential candidate was all up in Hillary Clinton’s grill during the second presidential debate, looming behind her like a scary uncle. We’ve compiled a gallery of Trump lurking behind her and/or wandering around in the background throughout the 90-minute debate, and the spooky video of him in action is a must-watch. Check it out!
Well, this is the Halloween surprise that we didn’t ask for. There were a number of crazy moments during the second presidential debate last night, Oct. 9, but one of the things we can’t get over is how Donald Trump, 70, was so desperate for screen time that he wouldn’t get out of the frame when Hillary Clinton, 68, was speaking. Exhibit A:
— CNN (@CNN) October 10, 2016
Unlike Trump, Clinton usually returned to her chair to sit whenever she wasn’t speaking. The result was Trump looming behind Clinton for much of the debate, effectively freaking out viewers. “Trump: you’re in the midst of a scandal about being a groper so don’t creepily lurk behind a woman. #ick,” @PamCob tweeted. “Is TrumpLurk a verb yet? (defn: to glower/hover in someone’s blindspot on stage to intimidate/distract/soak limelight),” @e11evenoclock joked.
Click through our gallery, attached, to see all of the pics of Trump lurking behind Clinton — which are hilarious or disturbing, depending on how you look at it. Thanks to that horrifying Access Hollywood tape, Trump is in the forefront of our minds as a misogynistic pig even more so than before, and this really does not help.
At the end of the day, it’s unknown as to whether or not Trump was doing this on purpose, but either way, it makes us uneasy. Had he taken a seat, Trump would’ve still been onscreen, but unmoving, like Clinton did while he was speaking. This seems like anyone would pick up with basic media training, no?
HollywoodLifers, do you think it’s weird that Trump was lurking behind Hillary like that? Let us know if you found it unnerving!