Hillary Clinton Calls Donald Trump a ‘Creep’ in New Book

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Hillary Clinton says her skin crawled as Donald Trump loomed behind her during the second presidential debate. In an excerpt from her new book “What Happened,” the former Democratic Party nominee admits she’s not sure she handled Trump properly.

“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,'” Clinton writes in an excerpt released Wednesday morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

The second match-up between Clinton and Trump was a charged one. The Oct. 10, 2016 face-off took place days after tape had been released that had Trump bragging to “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush about grabbing women “by the p—y.” The audio threatened to derail Trump’s White House race as establishment Republicans sought to distance themselves from the GOP standard bearer.


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Trump hit back, going on the attack in the hours before the second debate. He hosted a press conference with Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, and Paula Jones, all of whom accused Bill Clinton of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Clinton appears to have been haunted by her decision not to have responded more aggressively to Trump’s hulking physical presence as he followed her around the debate stage.

“I chose option A. I kept my cool, aided by a lifetime of dealing with difficult men trying to throw me off,” she writes “I did, however, grip the microphone extra hard.”

“I wonder though whether I should have chosen option B,” she continues. “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 clinched fist, smiling all the while, determined to present a composed face to the world.”

The second clash and, in particular, Trump’s glowering, stalking performance inspired a “Saturday Night Live” parody that found Alec Baldwin’s Trump following Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton around the stage as the them from “Jaws” plays.

“What Happened” promises to be a more revealing political memoir than Clinton’s previous, more anodyne offerings such as “It Takes a Village” and “Hard Choices.” In an introduction, she writes, “Now I’m letting my guard down.” She blames her upset defeat on a combination of Russian interference and former FBI director James Comey’s 11th hour decision to briefly reopen the investigation into her private email server.

The book hits stores on Sept. 12.

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  1. Berta Lane says:

    Hello, HRC: about 99.9999 percent of the time, the more likeable candidate wins. Lincoln might have been the only exception.

  2. River Grange says:

    One would think Hillary would have learned from the campaign trail that the internet never forgets. Much like her making up how she “landed under sniper fire” and “where was Bernie when I was trying to pass a health care plan”, people can quickly and easily go to the footage and see for themselves that she’s making stuff up! Go away, already.

  3. Thrash says:

    Funny she has the gall to call anyone “creep,” sure hope this is her last hooray, and hope she never rests in peace. The Lord loves all sinners, except her.

  4. jACKIE says:

    I truly wish you had responded like a human being should be allowed, not a woman trying to be polite. Stand up to CREEPS! I will never forget the time a perv pushed up against me in a carnival ride line, and I said NOTHING. I will always remember the time my son’s girlfriend told me about a perv following her in a department store … she did nothing. I told her she should have turned around and confronted the perv. NO ONE should be allowed to act in such an aggressive manner to ANYONE. Unfortunately, here has been and always will be pervs, so we need to teach girls to turn around and say BACK UP!

  5. 7 Sacred Pools says:

    Amazing how many trolls show up on this site, considering the fact that the majority of disciples of Putin’s cock holster can’t read.

  6. Marie says:

    Oh, please, Hillary! You have lived with a major “creep” predator molester of woman for years, without showing a shred of sympathy for Bill’s victims. I worked for a company in Arkansas, and my boss, who owned a large company was aquainted with the Clinton’s. She had to avoid Bill at large events, because he constantly tried to touch and/or make unwanted passes at her. She said he was totally disgusting. Is Hillary so clueless that she thinks she can get away with calling Trump’s behavior on the stage “creepy” when her husband, a past president is a pervert? Now that is clueless! When one watches that debate, it is clear to any sane objective person that Trump stood beside his podium. He is a large man, and if Hillary is so fearful of men, even one’s she may not like, that is a problem. She had no problem communicating and dealing with the leaders of Saudi Arabia, etc. who treat women like garbage, ( who allow genital mutilation on children and marital rape), in order to garner millions of dollars for the Clinton Foundation. What a hypocrite! It was Hillary who chose to cross the stage and to stand in front of Trump and his podium. She is truly a piece of work! He was not stalking her. He stayed in one place. They were on a stage! Plus, the camera angle and Trump’s height makes it look like he is directly behind her. In fact, he was about 10 ft away. She must be counting on all the people that read her book being stupid sheep that have no critical thinking skills and who just believe what they are told. I think she is either a complete manipulative liar and drama queen, or simply mentally unstable….both?

  7. John doe says:

    my gosh I wouldn’t waste a dime reading about why she lost. Hillary has nobody else to blame but herself for losing.

  8. CattyGrabber says:

    Demented or what? Take a chill pill.

  9. gail tomlinson says:


  10. CattyGrabber says:

    What is it about Orangina’s mental illness that makes it so terribly contagious as to infect his twisted trolls to the point of virulence. As if he is merely the head of a gigantic, ancient, humongous boil and all the putrescence, the smelly pus has splattered over various comment sections, not unlike this one.So foul these supporters. So nasty. So disgusting. Smelly, too.

    • Time4RealLife says:

      “So foul these supporters. So nasty. So disgusting.” And you go on to hurl insults… Mmmmmm, your tears are delicious.

    • 7 Sacred Pools says:

      Nailed it.

    • John doe says:

      CattyGrabber you are delusional if you think HRC would have been a better choice. You are so stupid unbelievably naive. How can she go around telling everybody she plans on flooding our nation with illegals and expect to get elected? She lost in a landslide because she has no clue

  11. Thomas says:

    Ms. Hillary, could you, please, just go away & never come back ? It’s about time.

  12. R says:

    Pot calling kettle black much?

  13. ludivine Vernet says:

    Well Bill Clinton always made my skin crawl…what about that?

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  15. Her allegations would have been great, had Trump actually “stalked” her. But she was all the way on this side of the room and all he did was stand at his podium. He gave her a lot of space. For Hillary Clinton to falsely accuse anyone of stalking her, during a public debate, when they are on the stage together, puts to question her mental stability. The man was merely standing at his podium. He didn’t come near her. However, she came near him. As if it were staged by her and her team. Come on Hillary, you’re a big girl, you know you went over there, way over to where Trump was and he didn’t advance towards you at all. He remained by his podium and waited patiently. You continue to lack tremendous credibility. But to imply that Trump had any ill regard or presented any danger toward you is egregiously irresponsible.

  16. Cynthia C Hawkins says:

    Trump creeps me out, also makes my skin crawl even before he
    campaigned for president.
    Truly miss Hillary.

  17. Sandy says:

    Who is the publisher???

  18. CattyGrabber says:

    Lotta paid trolls posting for Agent Orange. GAH!!

  19. **** FALSE: Using long focal length lenses on cameras placed relatively further away, and taking shots SPECIFICALLY that lined-up Hillary and Trump in the middle of the frame, made it only APPEAR that they were very close to each other — when in fact there could have been 10 FEET OR MORE between them…. Since Trump is like a whole foot taller than Hillary, it makes this cinematographical technique all the more dramatic (Note: it’s also used in movies occasionally, to make 5 foot 6 inch Tom Cruises, look the same height as 6 foot tall Nicole Kidmans) . And more commonly this is the same, although inadvertent, effect that can be witnessed when you watch a football or baseball game, and the players sometimes look far closer together than reality (or it may look like a player missed the ball by an inch, when in fact it may have been a few feet) ****

    • Trump was a complete gentleman and Hillary obviously had a plan to play games with the cameras. She went all the way over to the side Trump was on and she played it up for the cameras that made Trump merely standing at his podium, appear as though he was violating her space somehow. So staged. So unauthentic, so egregiously unethical of Hillary. She shouldn’t have revisited her nonsense. She should have left that buried in the loser pile along with her election and election audit results.

  20. LaToya Hill says:

    “What Happened”
    The Democratic Party’s candidate was lying scum, that’s what happened. They nominated the ONLY candidate whom Donald Trump could win against. And they cheated and ignored their own primary rules, because they were DETERMINED that she was going to get the nomination…to hell with what kind of underhanded tricks they had to pull in order to ensure that.

    • John doe says:

      LaToya you are a very wise woman! Kudos for calling it out for what it is. Hillary all she had to do was use the business server that was secured but because she didn’t want the state dept to know she was panhandling other countries to her Clinton Foundation, she used a home brew server to go under the radar. She got caught and yes trying to force voters to elect her backfired.

  21. Creepy says:

    Really Really creepy

  22. Marty says:

    I’m sure The President felt the same way. I don’t care how you feel, I care how you act. Good on both of them for being civil.

  23. “What Happened” is Hillary’s hubris, accompanied by a bubbling distrust among the public over the enshrined Hollywood-media complex. She underestimated an opponent she herself wanted to face off against and was a terrible candidate. That cost her a place in history.

  24. She just pointed out why she could not have handled the job….many powerful men could be creepy but a president cannot be intimidated

  25. lol says:

    I’m so glad she lost. She’s married to a creep who cheated on her plenty of times.

  26. Creepy says:

    Really creepy

  27. Laurel Lane says:

    Really, that’s the only thing she could come up with to say to him? How mature is that. All she had to say was, “Donald, would you mind not walking around behind me – it’s distracting.” A reasonable request without name-calling. But then, that doesn’t seem to be the democratic way.

  28. marie2017 says:

    I remember Bush’s reaction when Gore invaded his space. Had to give him props. The watching public knew exactly what he was thinking. Unfortunately Hillary, once again, plays the woman card, over pontificating about what she would have said. Any savvy, self confident woman would have known what to do at that point. Is she playing to the non college educated?

  29. tvdiva says:

    This book will be the nail in her coffin for running for anything ever again. It’s time to stop rehashing her loss and move on with her life.

  30. Laurie Myrick says:

    Imagine how women feel when Bill Clinton is in the same room with them!

  31. TexBill says:

    The reason Donald Trump moved around was to find a place that wasn’t downwind from he smell like rotten tuna maggots.

  32. TexBill says:

    If the name of your book is a question, What Happened (that Caused My Loss?),” I would be happy to give you a simple answer, thinking people did not like you, nor trust you. If you like my answer, let me know and I’ll give you the address of my Foundation for you to send a million dollar check.

  33. Alex says:

    …meanwhile she doesn’t say that about her husband who assaulted several women

  34. D Pollock says:

    Well, this one is certainly on my “To Don’t” list…

  35. C. Armentrd says:

    Thank God Hillary tells it like it is. That CREEP Trump is everything that is reprehensible about America – GREED, selfishness, dishonesty, relentless self promotion, complete disregard for the greater good. Anyone who voted for that PIG Trump should have their head examined – absolutely incredible! He has made a laughing stock of the USA for all other countries in the world – SO SAD (as the idiot himself says…)

    • Kat says:

      Well and you don’t find her husband’s behavior creepy in any way? Hmm… oh yes I forgot they were what Hillary called – bimbos!

    • disgusted says:

      Wow, how is that not completely describing Hillary herself? I think you are confusing Trump with every politician who thinks it is his or her right to be President and rule America.

      Seems to me this excerpt elevates her to at least Trump’s level of creepiness.

  36. Rosco says:

    Hillary gave me the creeps when she spoke in front of me. Be silent, Hillary, please.

  37. Anne says:

    Hillary walked over in front of Trump to make her speech so like a gentleman he stood back while she prattled on. She was rude and he did not hover behind her – just moved around until she stopped talking. No doubt her book is made up of a lot of lies to make her the innocent one preyed upon by Trump.

  38. Susan says:

    Hummm lets see Donald Trump is married to one of the most gorgeous and classy women on earth and Hillary even thinking that he might be looking at her makes me wanna puke! Seriously?!? Get real Hillary wonderland is just around the corner! And you are married to what?!? A Rapist?!
    You could only hope that he was even considering looking at your criminal behind! God! You really make me sick glad you are not president oh god so glad!

    • Paula Stiles says:

      Is that why he’s cheated on her (and all his wives) so compulsively, and sexually harassed and abused minors? Because her classiness makes him classy? What, being born with more money than 99% of the population wasn’t enough to make him classy?

      Boy, the Breitbartbots sure are out in force today. They must be worried.

    • Moose says:

      Totally agree. Mrs. Trump is the hottest, finest, classiest first lady in this country’s history.

  39. She’s been married to Bill Clinton since 1975. I’m assuming her skin has crawled every day for the last 42 years.

    Real Americans took our country back from globalist elite! We wanted our jobs and our nation back! Our healthcare was too expensive. Mine is $700/month now (thanks to Obamacare). My car insurance is still $25 per month (from Insurance Panda), but what are the Democrats plans for that? If you look at Democrat strongholds like Detroit and New Orleans, car insurance will run you $300+ per month!

    I don’t care what his taxes are or say. I just want him in office. Bet we will never see all Hillary’s off shore accounts and the records of all the money she filtered through the Clinton foundation. Crook!!

  40. schenker says:

    I guess this article backfired if you look at the comments as it only seems to galvanize the school of thought that Hillary lost the election due to her trying to make it more about sexism than how she would benefit the country. Hillary didn’t have the charisma of her husband and her pattern of lies made her toxic and unbelievable to the average American.

  41. Sally says:

    I suppose when she’s in bed with her rapist husband she just holds his penis really hard when she thinks of all those women that he raped

    • AmandaSue2 says:

      Now, THIS comment is Funny! I’m thinkin’ Brent Lang and Variety were NOT expecting all the pro-Trump responses… sorry – not sorry guys! The real creep was/is Bill and his wife felt entitled and was a lousy candidate. That’s “What Happened”.

  42. Spike says:

    Hillary’s a murderer. she’s left a wake of dead bodies going back 30 or more years. how does that stack up against “creep”? she’s the ultimate creep. and she smells like rotting meat according to secret service guys that had to deal with her.

  43. Sally Shears says:

    Meanwhile, yes she’s married to Bill.

  44. Rob Regish says:

    This book is nothing more than 1.) An attempt to make more $ (Clinton’s God) and 2.) An attempt to stay relevant. Don’t buy this piece of garbage, it’ll only contain more delusions (Russan collusion, “sexism” etc). It’s the Clinton way – avoiding responsibility at all costs.

    You got Trumped b!tch. Deal with it and go away..

  45. lindsey says:

    girl don’t go away mad girl just go away

  46. Donna says:

    The woman needs help.

  47. Louise Kane says:

    Donald Trump is a creep and most of the country knows this. He and Kusher hired special IT people to defame and lie about HRC, they used and invited Russians interference to sway the election and he and his incompetent minions are destroying the country with the mayhem and incompetence. Ugh how could anyone support this reality television narcissistic hypocritical treasonous buffoon?

  48. Hrc book says:

    What publisher keeps that crass hateful remark in a book.
    Who is the publisher. ????!!!!

    • Toni says:

      The book must be a self published, no publisher is credited in the article.
      Why would everybody in the media highlight only this portion, hating on trump. It just makes his supporters not believe the media. Where are hrc stories about the Benghazi mothers and how she threatened them.

      • Response says:

        This article is not a book review, twit.

      • Toni says:

        Every publisher and media outlet this morning has the same clip from the book. Nothing else.
        Again, Affirming media propaganda and hate about our pres.

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