Report: Hillary Clinton’s Podium On Debate Stage Made Larger to Diminish Height Difference

A photograph taken by WABC’s Rita Cosby shows the two podiums Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will use at Monday night’s debate at Hofstra University.  (WABC RADIO HOST RITA COSBY)
A photograph taken by WABC’s Rita Cosby shows the two podiums Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will use at Monday night’s debate at Hofstra University. (WABC RADIO HOST RITA COSBY)

Hillary Clinton says that we’re “stronger together,” but even she can’t deny Donald Trump is taller.

The Democratic nominee, who is 5-foot-4, has apparently enlisted the help of a raised podium for the first presidential debate against Donald Trump, who is 6-foot-3, Monday night, photos of the two podiums show.

According to WABC’s Rita Cosby, one of the two podiums inside the debate hall at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, N.Y., is larger than the other.

It is believed that the larger one was built at Clinton’s request to make her appear taller than she is.

“Clinton is 5’4″ and Trump 6’2″ and her team wanted the podium modified or a box added so she won’t look short next to Trump,” Cosby said in an email.

“One is clearly larger … than the other,” Cosby said.

Photos taken by Cosby appear to show two podiums of two different sizes.

The Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to questions about whether the Democratic nominee would be using a raised podium at Monday night’s debate. The Commission on Presidential Debates, which organizes the debates, did not respond to questions either.

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SOURCE: ADAM EDELMAN
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS