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SAFE SPACE SCANDAL: Was Donald Trump Really ‘Menacingly Stalking’ Hillary Clinton at the Debate?

By Andrew Stiles | 12:50 am, October 10, 2016


Donald Trump was “menacingly stalking” Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate on Sunday night, according to top Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon.

Hillary Clinton apparently made similar remarks during a conversation with reporters on her campaign plan following the debate.

Some Hillary supporters watching the debate agreed that Trump had violated Hillary’s personal space on the debate stage.

While Trump supporters cried foul, saying it was Hillary who was the one not minding her boundaries.

A recent analysis by Heat Street’s in-house soccer analysts, our resident referees on spacial theatre, suggests Hillary might well have been the one intruding on Donald Trump’s “safe space” on the debate stage. You can click on the image to make it bigger:


Here is an aerial view of the same important analysis:


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The “stalking” charges from Hillary’s campaign are not surprising, because it’s not the first time she has accused a political opponent of violating her personal space.

Hillary’s supporters said the same thing about Rick Lazio, Hillary’s GOP challenger during her campaign for U.S. Senate in 2000. Lazio confronted Clinton during one of their debates in a stunt to get her to sign a campaign finance pledge.

It backfired, badly. Lazio was accused of violating Clinton’s “personal space” during the debate, and of trying to exert his male dominance over a female opponent.

Some credit this moment and the fallout, which was widely covered in the press, for helping Hillary secure the election.


Will the “personal space” argument work for Hillary this time around? Stay tuned.