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Social media responds to Trump looming behind Clinton


Social media quickly responded on Sunday during the second presidential debate of 2016 at the image of Republican nominee Donald Trump looming behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as she answered a question on healthcare.

{mosads}Some referred to his body language as “uncomfortable” just moments after the two sparred over the topic of the Friday release of video from 2005 depicting Trump making disparaging comments about trying to seduce a married woman and talking about groping women. 

Body language is considered a crucial factor at presidential debates, particularly town halls such as the one in St. Louis, where the candidates must move around each other and among the crowd.

The image evokes memory of Al Gore trying to physically intimidate George W. Bush during a 2000 presidential debate, which backfired as Bush casually nodded at his opponent, causing the audience to erupt in laughter.

Teddy Goff, a digital strategist for Clinton campaign, tweeted that the image will “linger for a long, long time.”

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