Defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has accused Donald Trump of invading her space during their second debate.
Defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has accused Donald Trump of invading her space during their second debate. Rick T. Wilking

Clinton says 'the creep' got too close

HILLARY Clinton has revealed she wanted to say "back up, you creep" to Donald Trump as he loomed behind her in the second presidential debate last year.

In an excerpt from her upcoming book on the 2016 campaign, What Happened, the defeated Democratic candidate describes how she felt "incredibly uncomfortable" when Mr Trump stood behind her during the televised debate in Missouri.

"This is not okay, I thought," she writes in the excerpt released to 24-hour news channel MSNBC.

"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 closely, staring at me, making faces.

"It was incredibly uncomfortable. He was literally breathing down my neck.

"My skin crawled ... 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 that you love to intimidate women, but you can't intimidate me, so back up'?"

The debate came two days after a 2005 tape was published that caught Mr Trump bragging about how "you can do anything" to women "when you're a star".

"Grab 'em by the pussy."

- James Law



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