Fact: Donald Trump is terrible for all of us. But in a lot of ways, the person he's affected worst of all is Hillary Clinton.
Now though, the woman who should be President is releasing a book about the clusterf**k 2016 election, and a preview excerpt, where she explains just how vile her experience with The Donald was, has gone massively viral.
What Happened (best title ever) comes out September 12th, so we don’t know all the tea she’s about to spill just yet. But this one passage already has us cringing on her behalf.
She’s discussing the town hall debate, the second time she had to be on stage with Trump during the election. And for context, this event occurred just two days after his now infamous (and sadly mostly forgotten) scandal where a tape leaked of him bragging about grabbing women by the pussy. That was disgusting for all Americans, of course, but possibly nobody had it worse than the woman who had to stand on stage next to him as a serious political opponent just 48 hours later.
“It was the second presidential debate, and Donald Trump was looming behind me,” she writes. “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."
That last bit is fact. Trump spent the entire evening, which didn’t include podiums for the candidates to stand behind, literally following Hillary around. This man had just bragged about assaulting women, and one of the most decorated female politicians in American history had to treat him as an equal.
Here’s the full preview passage. Ready to be disgusted all over again?
"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!' I chose option A. I kept my cool, aided by a lifetime of dealing with difficult men trying to throw me off. I did, however, grip the microphone extra hard. I wonder, though, whether I should have chosen option B. It certainly would have been better TV. 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."
Like we said, the appropriately titled book comes out September 12th, and is sure to be full of cringeworthy moments like this one.