Hillary Clinton Explains Her Infamous Debate Shimmy on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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The American people weren’t the only one surprised by Hillary Clinton‘s impromptu, now viral dance moves during the first presidential debate. Turns out, she was too! 

Stopping by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, the Democratic nominee took time to dish on her headline-grabbing shimmy. “I knew that I said, ‘Woo!’ I knew that, but I didn’t know that I did the little shimmy to go along with it,” Clinton explained. “And then afterwards I saw it and now people are always saying, ‘Do the shimmy, do the shimmy,’ you know?”

Another moment during the second, and most recent, debate that had eager voters gathered around the water cooler Monday morning? Donald Trump‘s onstage presence, which Hillary likened to being stalked.

Drawing on the Republican candidate’s controversial conversation with Billy Bush, Clinton told Ellen DeGeneresthat “because of the revelation of the public video and everything that came out on Access Hollywood, he was really all wrought up and you could just sense how much anger he had. And, so he was really trying to dominate and then literally stalk me around the stage.”

She continued, “I would just feel this presence behind me and I thought, ‘Whoa, this is really weird.’ So I was just trying to stay focused.”

Despite the ongoing scandal surrounding Trump’s campaign, Clinton admitted she isn’t letting it impact her fight to the White House: “Well, obviously there’s a lot that is coming out which is distressing on many levels, but I don’t want anybody to think this election’s over. Because it’s been so unpredictable up ’till now that I’m not taking anything for granted. We’ve got to work really hard for the next three and a half weeks because who knows? Who knows what can happen.”

And like many, if this year’s election has you concerned for the nation’s future, look no further than Ken Bone. The red sweater-wearing unsung hero of the second debate became an overnight Internet sensation, even catching the attention of Clinton. 

“Everyone is talking about the winner of this debate, and clearly the winner of the debate was the guy in the red sweater. Ken Bone,” DeGeneres said, to which Clinton nodded in agreement.

Cut to an absolutely hilarious video of Hillary and Ken smack dab in the middle of a heated dance battle, and boom: Day. Made. Watch the clip above to see Clinton take her shimmy to a whole ‘nother level! 

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