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Hillary Denied Coughing Breaks, Step Stool During Debate

Short Hillary wanted to debate tall Trump on a STEP STOOL – but was turned down – and she won’t get commercial breaks for coughing fits or fainting spells

  • The Clinton campaign asked the Commission on Presidential Debates to give her a step stool so she wouldn’t look much shorter than Donald Trump
  • Clinton stands 5’4″, nearly a foot shorter than Trump’s 6’2″
  • The commission turned down her request but is allowing a custom-built podium to minimize Trump’s height advantage
  • There will be no commercial breaks during the 90-minute debate Monday night, leaving Clinton on camera if she faints or has a coughing episode 

By David Martosko | 23 September 2016

DAILY MAIL — Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman asked the Commission on Presidential Debates to give the Democratic presidential nominee a step stool on stage Monday so she could avoid looking dramatically shorter than Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a new report.

The Clinton camp didn’t get its wish, but Hillary will have a ‘custom-made podium, which will accommodate the difference in stature,’ according to a breaking news alert The Drudge Report published Friday morning.

Clinton is 5-feet, 4-inches tall, according to famed news aggregator Matt Drudge. Trump towers 10 inches above her at 6’2″, he adds.

When she meets the Republican nominee Monday night at Hofstra University, Clinton will be stuck on stage if she is unsteady on her feet or lapses into a prolonged coughing fit.

Drudge didn’t name names, but quoted a ‘commission source’ saying: ‘There are no commercial breaks. Period.’

In addition, debate moderator Lester Holt, who anchors NBC Nightly News, will not have the power to instruct cameramen to ‘cut away’ from the stage if Clinton finds herself physically compromised during the 90-minute debate, the first of three showdowns before the November 8 election.

‘And microphone audio for either of the candidates is not to be manipulated,’ Drudge reported. []

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