"I want to show off, you know what a good athlete I am. I wanted to show him the size of my hands, how I could grab him, how I could grab him," Trump said, addressing hundreds of highly enthusiastic and cheering supporters in Michigan.
Trump was referring to his GOP presidential rival, Senator Marco Rubio from Florida, who kicked off the controversy by claiming that the hands of Trump are small.
"Have you seen his hands? And you know what they say about men with small hands. You can't trust them," Rubio said. Rubio's comments apparently originated from the Spy magazine in the 1980 when Trump was referred to as a short-fingered vulgarian.
At a rally yesterday, Trump showed both his hands asking the audience if they were small. "I could grab that guy like nothing. Boom, hold him up," Trump told his supporters, showing his hands to them.
However, this did not prevent Rubio from continuing to make Trump's alleged small hands a part of his campaign. Many in the Republican party has criticised Rubio for dragging down the tone of the nation's political debate, but he defended his rhetoric.
"I think that's not accurate. Please. That's not even possible to be as crude as Trump," he said. Trump, he alleged, has been "personally offending not just everyone in the race but women and minorities and the disabled."


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