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October 13, 2015

Vegas Debate Preview: Hillary Clinton’s Odd Trump Tower Photo-Op

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (C) speaks to union members gathered in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas named and founded by the leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on October 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hillary Clinton is in town for a debate scheduled for tomorrow and it will be the first debate for the Democratic presidential contenders.

The talking points had to do with Hillary taking Trump on over something-or-other. But seriously, whose brainstorm was this? On the eve of 2015’s first Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, this Clinton photo op enables the gilded mogul to tower over her party’s event, too.

The strangest thing is, given how large a figure she cuts already, why would she provide such an obvious opportunity to be seen in such reduced terms? I imagine the campaign’s answer to that question, by the way, is that she’s a champion of the little guy. Setting up this kind of parallel when she and Bill are such power players and money-making machines, and she has so equivocated about her own wealth, is also why the bald-faced Trump is towering in the first place.

(photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images. caption: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (C) speaks to union members gathered in front of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas named and founded by the leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on October 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hillary Clinton is in town for a debate scheduled for tomorrow and it will be the first debate for the Democratic presidential contenders.)

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