Clinton: Debate prep included Trump stand-in 'stalking me'

Clinton: Debate prep included Trump stand-in 'stalking me'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE told ABC's "The View" on Wednesday that her debate prep included a stand-in for then-Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE "stalking" her on the stage.

"The young man who played Trump practiced stalking me," Clinton said in an interview promoting her new 2016 presidential campaign memoir, "What Happened."

Clinton accused Trump of stalking her around the stage during the second of three presidential debates, later saying that his behavior during the debate "made her skin crawl." 

“So, you know, we practice this. I was very committed to prepare for the debates. So we practiced because I thought they would be a big deal," Clinton said on "The View."

"I’m glad that most people thought I won all three of them, because that to me was a big deal. I did it with the kind of commitment to really being prepared. And we practiced — the young man who played Trump practiced stalking me.”

"Really?" co-host Sara Haines asked. 

“Oh, yes. Stalking me and saying really nasty things to me because I wanted to keep my composure," Clinton maintained. "At the end of the day I thought people were going to say, 'OK, this is a big job. It’s a really serious, hard job. Let’s go with the person who was the adult in the room.' " 

"I was hoping that would be me," she continued. "So, I practiced all of that. And then, though, when I was actually on stage, it felt so different. That’s when I was thinking, 'O", what do I do?' " 

Trump was played in Clinton's debate prep by Philippe Reines, a former Clinton senior adviser during her time in the Senate and the State Department.  
Trump denied at a rally shortly after the debate that he tried to stalk Clinton during the debate. 

"So, I'm standing at my podium by my chair. She walks across the room. She's standing in front of me, right next to me. And the next day... what did the paper say? They said, 'he invaded her space," Trump said a rally in Pennsylvania on Oct. 12. 

Most major polls showed Clinton won her Oct. 10 showdown with Trump.