‘You know, now he wants a box for the debates to stand on. OK. It’s OK. There’s nothing wrong. You can be short. Why should he get a box to stand on. He wants a box for the debates. Why should he be entitled? Does that mean everyone else gets a box?’
That’s President Trump focusing on Michael Bloomberg’s height in an interview with pal Sean Hannity that Fox News aired on Sunday ahead of the Super Bowl.
Bloomberg’s height — he’s apparently listed at 5’8” — quickly became a trending topic across the internet.
Bloomberg’s campaign issued a statement cited by NBC News saying there’s no truth to Trump’s “box” tale.
“The president is lying,” the Bloomberg spokesperson said. “He is a pathological liar who lies about everything: his fake hair, his obesity, and his spray-on tan.”
And here’s a tweet from one of Bloomberg’s advisers:
Bloomberg himself responded after the clip was aired, saying “I stand twice as tall as he does on the stage that matters.”
Watch the clip from Fox & Friends: