Trump Lurking Behind Clinton

Trump Lurking Behind Clinton

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Updated Oct 10, 2016 at 01:55PM EDT by Don.

Added Oct 10, 2016 at 01:12PM EDT by Don.

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Trump Lurking Behind Clinton refers to photographs and videos showing Donald Trump standing behind Hillary Clinton during the second presidential general election debate held in early October 2016.

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During the second presidential general election debate held on October 9th, 2016, Trump was seen following behind Clinton as the two candidates roamed the debate stage (shown below).



The evening, Twitter users began posting screencaptured images of Trump standing behind Clinton, along with captions mocking his behavior as creepy (shown below).


Dave Itzkoff @ditzkoff This looks like a poster for a 1970s horror movie 9:32 PM 9 Oct 2016 わt3 8,410 13,879 GIF James West @jameswest2010 Follow What. Is. He. Doing 10:02 PM -9 Oct 2016 わ 14.481 16.357

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Meanwhile, Twitter user @darth[5] posted a photoshopped parody poster for the 2014 horror film It Follows with Trump standing behind Clinton (shown below).


darth TM @darth Foll poster @BuzzFeed pic.twitter.com/eUyJrat3q9 9:45 PM-9 Oct 2016 ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING AMERICAN HORROR FILMS IN YEARS." THE DISSOUVE IT FOLLOWS FRY DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL 381 593

The following day, The Huffington Post[3] released a supercut of Trump standing behind Clinton at the debate with the theme song from the 1992 horror film Jaws playing in the background (shown below).



On October 10th, NBC News[1] published an article titled "Trump Accused of 'Stalking' Clinton on Stage," along with a tweet highlighting a photograph of Trump standing behind Clinton during the debate (shown below).[2] In the coming days, several other news sites published articles about the online reactions to the images, including The Daily Dot,[6] Vox[7] and UpRoxx.[8]


NBC News @NBCNews # Follow NBC NEWS Gorilla' Trump accused of 'stalking' Clinton at debate nbcnews.to/2deBIjE RETWEETS LIKES 8:15 AM 10 Oct 2016 £7153 253

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