Like the 16 former candidates in the G.O.P. race, the debate moderators are trying their best to bring down the Donald, but can’t. America is tired, angry, and fed up with politics and politicians and that is the ears that Donald trump has appealed to on a large level. Middle of the road Americans as they are referred to has latched on the “Trump train” and plan on riding it all the way to the station.
After a somewhat somber performance in the first debate Donald Trump seemed much more prepared and focused. He may have been wearing a suit but it seemed like under that suit he had his sleeves rolled up and prepared to take the fight to Hillary. Often times Hillary looked like the non politician and Trump seemed like the aggressor from start to finish. If there wasn’t a knockout and we had to go to the scorecards on this heavyweight bout then I can’t think of a round that Hillary won.
What was on everyone’s mind watching the debate was how the moderators would go after Trump over his remarks he made years ago about women. He was prepared an actually drew first blood before the debate even started when he placed four of Bill Clinton’s alleged victims in the front row of the debate hall. Bill’s reaction was priceless when he saw his victims at the debate.
That was just a warning shot across the front of the bow on how Trump would play his cards in the debate. My personal favorite “yes” moment came at the exchange that ended up with Trump acknowledging her crimes and what the punishment should be.
HILLARY: “awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.”
TRUMP: “Because you’d be in jail.”
It was after this exchange that the crowd had to be settled down and reminded that applause wasn’t allowed during the town hall style debate. Clearly and intentionally that set Trump’s tone for the evening. He went on to say, “So we’re going to get a special prosecutor, and we’re going to look into it.” He added: “It’s a disgrace. And honestly, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.”
This drew a fist pump in the air from me and others as this email scandal has gone prosecuted and unaccountable for to long. Staying on the email scandal Trump also reiterated that Hillary Clinton is so unqualified that she didn’t even know the letter “C” stood for classified on documents.
Donald Trump drew another applause with an exchange between Raddatz and himself.
RADDATZ: This tape is generating intense interest. In just 48 hours, it’s become the single most talked about story of the entire 2016 election on Facebook, with millions and millions of people discussing it on the social network. As we said a moment ago, we do want to bring in questions from voters around country via social media, and our first stays on this topic. Jeff from Ohio asks on Facebook, “Trump says the campaign has changed him. When did that happen?” So, Mr. Trump, let me add to that. When you walked off that bus at age 59, were you a different man or did that behavior continue until just recently? And you have two minutes for this.
TRUMP: It was locker room talk, as I told you. That was locker room talk. I’m not proud of it. I am a person who has great respect for people, for my family, for the people of this country. And certainly, I’m not proud of it. But that was something that happened.
If you look at Bill Clinton, far worse. Mine are words, and his was action. His was what he’s done to women. There’s never been anybody in the history politics in this nation that’s been so abusive to women. So you can say any way you want to say it, but Bill Clinton was abusive to women.
Hillary Clinton attacked those same women and attacked them viciously. Four of them here tonight. One of the women, who is a wonderful woman, at 12 years old, was raped at 12. Her client she represented got him off, and she’s seen laughing on two separate occasions, laughing at the girl who was raped. Kathy Shelton, that young woman is here with us tonight.
So don’t tell me about words. I am absolutely — I apologize for those words. But it is things that people say. But what President Clinton did, he was impeached, he lost his license to practice law. He had to pay an $850,000 fine to one of the women. Paula Jones, who’s also here tonight.
And I will tell you that when Hillary brings up a point like that and she talks about words that I said 11 years ago, I think it’s disgraceful, and I think she should be ashamed of herself, if you want to know the truth.
Trump drove home the biased of the media when he said that it was three against one when referring to how the two moderators seemed to be teaming up with Hillary against Trump. He carried on and instead of going with the tone he started to establish the tone. It seemed to have helped as the attitude toward him shifted and the candidates were able to go after each other’s stance and not talking points from a corrupt and bias media
With a little under a month to go in the general election this is going to be a crucial time for the Clinton camp. She has had trouble taking down the Donald and after last nights debate her fight seems to be uphill. What once seemed like a easy stroll into the White House has been more of a backyard brawl that has seem Hillary more vulnerable than ever. Now if we can follow her defeat of the Presidency with a conviction we would surely be on the right track to “make America great again.”
Written by: Michael Howell
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