'Little Marco,' Hand Size Are Hot Topics at DebateMarch 4, 201601:22
It's "yuge" — or at least that’s what Donald Trump wants you to believe.
The leading contender in the GOP’s race for president made sure the size of his hands — and his manhood — were front and center during the Fox News debate on Thursday night.
"Nobody has ever hit my hands before. Look at those hands," Trump said while holding them up, spread-fingered in a bid to address previous suggestions by rival Sen. Marco Rubio. "He referred to my hands — if they're small, something else must be small."
He added: "I guarantee you there's no problem."
The thrice-married real-estate mogul and self-confessed lover of gorgeous women reiterated the point later in an interview with NBC News' Katy Tur.
“See how beautiful my hands are, look at those hands. Those are powerful hands,” the former owner of the Miss Universe Pageant said. “Hit a golf ball 285 yards. Now I was very proud to hold my hands up because these are politicians, they say things and they make things up and you have to clear up the record.”
And just in case everyone had missed what Trump was trying to say, the billionaire tycoon compared hand size with a reporter in the green room after the debate.
“Lemme see your hands — see?” Trump said. “I have good-sized hands, and they say very beautiful.”
Trump has been self-conscious about "hands" for a long time, according Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter.
“Just to drive him a little bit crazy, I took to referring to him as a ‘short-fingered vulgarian’ in the pages of Spy magazine. That was more than a quarter of a century ago,” Carter wrote in November 2015. “To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump. There is always a photo of him — generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers.”
Carter said the missives from Trump have continued over the years, with last one coming earlier last year.