Tuesday, September 27, 2016
All Trump did was use the same talking points he's been using since day one...I didn't hear anything different or anything that sounded like policy or a plan from Trump....I have love for Lester Holt..but he lost complete control of this debate....Not all his fault...Donald tends to talk over people and refuses to be quiet ,even when someone else has the floor...These are the same bullying tactics ,he used during the primary!
Frankly,his debate made my head hurt...I kept asking myself...Did Donald Trump ever answer a question directly?
No.. he didn't..Just like in the Republican primaries.....And Lester Holt allowed him to be boorish and rude and overtalk his opponent ,just like he was allowed to do in the primaries...
He interrupted Hillary at least 22 times in 26 minutes...He is incredible...
It's not uncommon for presidential candidates to resort to bickering at some point during a debate, but Trump came under scrutiny on social media for his repeated interruptions of Clinton in the first third of the segment.
The worst of it came after the first 15 minutes of the debate, when Trump started asking Clinton the questions.
"Hillary, I'd just ask you this," he said. "You've been doing this for 30 years. Why are you just thinking about these solutions right now? For 30 years, you've been doing it, and now you're just starting to think of solutions."
Clinton says, "Well, actually..."
But Trump wasn't done He wanted to answer his own question- "I will bring -- excuse me. I will bring back jobs. You can't bring back jobs."
She didn't get the memo that it must have been a rhetorical question.
"Well, actually, I have thought about this quite a bit."
Yeah, for 30 years," he retorts. And the interruptions only became more frequent from there.
He mentioned Mexico about six times and China about twelve times....I was just shaking my head...
The GOP nominee named Mexico and China repeatedly in the first 10 minutes as two countries where American companies were moving, costing Americans jobs in manufacturing, technology and more.
Debate moderator Lester Holt's first question was why each candidate felt better equipped to create jobs that will bring Americans more money, to which Trump responded: "Our jobs are fleeing the country. They're going to Mexico they’re going to many other countries. You look at what China is doing to our country in terms of making our product, they're devaluing their currency and there's nobody in our government to fight them."
This became a recurring theme from Trump throughout the debate. Trump mentioned China eight of the 11 times, and all of the six mentions of Mexico came from him.
But no real plan of how to really keep companies from fleeing except to tax them when they attempt to sell their merchandise in the U.S. I hope this holds the same for HIS businesses that are off shore too!
It was more of the same old talking points that he has been talking since his campaign began last year...
During that exchange where Trump grills Clinton, then interrupts her, she says "My husband did a pretty good job in the 1990s" and that she has thought about how to replicate what worked at the time.
Trump interrupts and brings up that he approved the National American Free Trade Agreement, but she changes the subject, saying his administration brought "a balanced budget, and incomes went up for everybody. Manufacturing jobs went up also in the 1990s if we're actually going to look at the facts."
One would think a presidential candidate's spouse wouldn't come under the spotlight, but Clinton is the first major presidential candidate with a spouse who has served as U.S. president.
And Clinton is credited with redefining the role of first lady during Bill's administration. One of the biggest examples of that is in 1995, when the then-first lady delivered her famous Beijing speech, in which she proclaimed “women’s rights are human rights.”
Perhaps it's a surprise Bill Clinton wasn't mentioned more during the debate, considering how coverage of him seemed to overshadow that of his wife, the actual nominee, at times during the Democratic National Convention.
When posed with questions about law and order, immigration and other issues, Trump reminded viewers that he has received endorsements.
When Lester Holt asked the candidates how they would heal racial tensions in this country, Trump said this: "I just got today the, as you know, the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, we just -- just came in," he said.
The Fraternal Order of Police, which has more than 300,000 members, announced its endorsement Sept. 16.
He talked about "Law and Order " and bringing back stop and frisk to stop "Black on Black Crime" That didn't answer the question...about healing the racial tensions that right now are the highest since 1966..
But this was him the entire debate and American saw it...And sensible Americans gave last nights nod to Hillary Clinton...
It was obvious he didn't prepare for this debate...He just rolled out his tried and true routine...The one that won him the primary...
It didn't work Donald....As Smokey Robinson sang... "You've got to try something new!