The first Presidential Debate of the US Election was held on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016. The Presidential Debate is when the democratic and republican nominees meet on stage, with a moderator, to discuss big issues and topics that might arise if they were to be president. Donald Trump, the republican nominee, faced this debate head on, and responded to many problems that the moderator, Lester Holt, presented to him.
On the subject of racial divide, Trump defended the “stop-and-frisk” strategy that was implemented in New York City. He claimed that law and order is needed to keep crime rates down in big cities. He suggested taking away guns as a solution.
When the moderator brought up when Donald suggested that Hillary Clinton didn’t have the “look” to be president, he added, “she doesn’t have the stamina”.
Hillary was putting Trump under pressure, questioning his ambiguity when he contradicts himself regarding the invasion of Iraq. In the past, according to moderator Lester Holt, the records showed that he supported the invasion into Iraq. Now, he claims to never have said that and to have always been against the war in Iraq.
Donald Trump also praised his temperament, calling it “my strongest asset, maybe by far”.
Nevertheless, both Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton brought a lot to the table, and a lot to be questioned and scrutinized. The next Presidential Debate will take place on Monday, October 10th.
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