Hillary Clinton Explains Her ‘Shimmy’ And Talks About How Trump Stalked Her At The Second Debate

10.14.16 2 weeks ago • 2 Comments

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With the rise and fall of Ken Bone following his debut at the second presidential debate, many have already forgotten Hillary Clinton’s impromptu “shimmy” at her first onstage meeting with Republican rival Donald Trump. Yet that didn’t stop Ellen DeGeneres from bringing the shoulder shrug heard ’round the world during her interview with the Democratic nominee on Friday. Besides, with Ellen‘s crew playing said shimmy on a seemingly endless loop on the big screen behind Clinton and DeGeneres, it was impossible for anyone to ignore the already two-and-a-half-week-old instance.

“I didn’t even know I was doing it,” Clinton told the talk show host. “I didn’t. I knew that I said ‘whoo,’ I knew that, but I didn’t know I did the little shimmy to go along with it. And then afterwords I saw, and now people are always saying, ‘Do the shimmy! Do the shimmy!'”

Aside from providing Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon with plenty of impression fodder, the first and second debates’ lighter moments weren’t the only things Clinton discussed with DeGeneres. The two also spent some time on Trump’s sinister body language at the latter’s town hall format, during which he “stalked” Clinton on stage:

“He was really all wrought up. You could just sense how much anger he had, so he was really trying to dominate and then literally stalk me around the stage. I would just feel this presence behind me and I thought, ‘Whoa, this is really weird.’ I was just trying to say focused, trying to keep my composure, trying to interact with the moderators.”

In case this digs up your initial guttural reaction to Trump’s creepy behavior at the second debate, here’s a silly video the Ellen team put together of Clinton and Ken Bone having a dance off:

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