Hillary Clinton isn’t used to getting told no.
But she and her campaign had to suck it up and bite their tongues after being turned down for a special request at the upcoming debate against Republican Donald Trump.
What was the request?
Clash Daily, citing the Daily Mail, has the story: “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.”
Trump, at 6 foot, 2 inches, stands inches taller than Clinton, who’s reportedly 5 foot, 4 inches.
But the panel said no.
Her campaign was forced to get creative.
“Hillary will [instead] have a custom-made podium, which will accommodate the difference in stature, according to a breaking news alert the Drudge Report published,” Clash Daily said.
And another important to note: The debate rules won’t allow Clinton to leave the stage at all during the entire 90 minute event. So if she is unsteady while standing – if she tries to wear uncomfortably high heels, for example – or she lurches into one of her now-famous coughing fits, she will have to deal with it on stage, on camera.
“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,” the news outlet reported.
Source: Clash Daily