Hillary Clinton will use a customized lectern at Monday’s debate to mitigate the glaring height difference with Donald Trump.
New photos from inside the Hoftstra University debate hall show two lecterns — a short one and tall one raised internally with plywood.
“Clinton is 5’4” and Trump 6’2” and her team wanted the podium modified or a box added for her to stand on so she won’t look short next to Donald Trump,” WABC radio host Rita Cosby emailed with snaps of the doctored podiums after getting a sneak peak inside the Hofstra University debate site.
It was not stated which podium would be used by which candidate but it appeared Clinton would stand at the shorter one so that the two candidates would hover over their podiums at roughly the same stature.
It’s not the first time short presidential candidates got a boost for a high-stakes TV audience.