In what seemed like a wide-ranging interview Monday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump promised The Washington Post editorial board that he has “normal hands.”
The Post reported that Trump turned the conversation to the size of his hands about 52 minutes into the discussion.
“My hands are normal hands,” Trump said, before launching into a story. “I was on line shaking hands with supporters and one of the supporters said, ‘Mr. Trump, you have strong hands, you have good size hands.’ And then another one would say, ‘Oh, you have great hands, Mr. Trump. I had no idea.’”
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) criticized the size of Trump’s hands on the campaign trail, suggesting that they corresponded with the size of the real estate mogul’s manhood. Trump then assured Americans from the debate stage that “there is no problem” with the size of his penis.
Trump told the Post that he stood by his decision to take the issue to the national stage.
“I don’t want people to go around thinking that I have a problem,” he told the editorial board. “By saying that, I solved the problem.”
The New Yorker magazine also got in on the long-running joke and featured an illustration mocking Trump’s hand on its March 28 cover.