Clinton to get height boost in presidential debate

This file photo combo of file images shows US presidential candidates Donald Trump, left, and Hillary Clinton. (AP)

US presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton has asked to have her podium altered during her first presidential debate against Donald Trump, US daily New York Post reported.

The differently sized podiums are intended to offset the height difference between the Democrat - who is 5 feet 4 inches - and The Republican - who is 6 feet 2 inches tall, the report added.

Clinton had reportedly asked for a step stool initially, so she did not appear shorter than her opponent, but later asked for the podium itself to be modified so both candidates appeared to be at the same height when standing in front of them.

In images taken by WABC radio host Rita Cosby, one podium is clearly larger than the other and has extra plywood.

According to The New York Times, the 90-minute-long airing of the debate is one of the most anticipated presidential debates in history. It is also expected to be of vital importance to both campaigns, with race becoming increasingly competitive, nearing to the November vote.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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