Sunday’s presidential debate was, in short, fraught with tension. DonaldTrump’s lewd comments against women, Hillary Clinton’s handling of her husband’s extramarital affair and both candidates’ records of political tactics and scandals came to light. Social media was abuzz that night, in what Twitter called the most-tweeted debate ever.
But social media users were commenting on another issue Sunday: Trump’s body language. Users called out the candidate for “looming” and “lurking” around Clinton, even circling her on the town-hall style debate floor at Washington University in St. Louis.
— Cheryl Contee (@ch3ryl) October 10, 2016
What’s also awkward is how Trump and Clinton are circling each other on the stage. It’s making me uncomfortable. #debate
— Christina Watkins (@CWatkinsTV) October 10, 2016
Trump physically looming over Clinton, pacing, scowling. Creepy.
— stonecircle (@stone_circle) October 10, 2016
One YouTube user took the phenomenon even further, with a message for all Trump’s supporters: Nobody puts Clinton in a corner.
The video, originally produced by LuckyTV, features both candidates “dancing” around the room, and dubbed their words with “(I Had) The Time of My Life,” a song made iconic by the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing” starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.