In the wake of the second presidential debate, one of the many criticisms directed at Donald Trump was his odd physical presence. Many felt that the way he loomed behind Clinton during her answers was an unsettling move, perhaps meant to intimidate his opponent. But Trump defended himself in a post-debate interview.
“I’m not the only one who saw that fly, right?” said Trump. “I was driving me nuts, I couldn’t focus!”
The fly in question landed on Clinton’s face earlier in the debate, and while it was a minor distraction for viewers, it seemed to then disappear. But not according to Trump.
“Look at the tapes, see how I’m standing right behind her? That’s because a fly had landed right on the back of her head. I thought if she stayed still, it would be the perfect opportunity to catch it.”
When asked if he could have just ignored the fly to focus on the issues, Trump replied defensively. “I’m the best at killing flies, ok? I’m very, very good at it. So I wasn’t about to let this one get away just because the cameras were on me.”
“You think this fly is a coincidence?” he continued. “I bet it was purposefully released into the room to keep me distracted. Just add it to the long list of things proving this whole debate system is rigged against me.”