Tonight has served as another reminder of why we should never let the rich grow idle because then they think they can run for President of the United States. Tonight, we were also reminded of why American politics are the most entertaining in the world, especially this cycle with Trump as one of the primary candidates. He has single-handedly redefined politics because he has approached the political process as a businessman and entertainer. His antics, though, have ultimately led to his demise.
Overall, an election for the United States is essentially an election for the world, and yes, the world has watched. At the end of my neutral debate analysis, I will officially provide my endorsement for one of the Presidential candidates.
By this point, most of the major issues have already been addressed, so I decided to focus on more of the minor, yet impactful details. Please see my earlier debate posts for my earlier analyses on the issues.
|“Fitness to be President”
Sexual Assault v. More Leaked E-mails
(Both sides are putting in overtime)
|Well, we all know one thing. The government will revert back to phone calls as opposed to e-mail communications under a Clinton administration
“He said that he could not possibly have done those things because they (the women) were not attractive enough.”
|Moderator: Why have so many women come forward about your sexual misconduct?
Those stories have been largely debunked. Clinton’s campaign organized it.
|Supreme Court Justice/Constitutional Interpretation – Criteria (As a law student, this was one of the most important questions of the nice)||SCOTUS needs to stand on the side of the American people, not corporations||Insulted Justice Ginsburg
The next Justice will have
– Originalist interpretation
– We need a SCOTUS that will uphold the 2nd amendment
– Named 20 justices
|Debate Antics||“Well, that’s because he’d (referring to Putin) rather have a puppet as a President of the United States”
Was it appropriate for H.Clinton to refer to Trump as “Donald?”
H. Clinton alleged that Trump “choked” in his meeting with Mexican President Peña Nieto, when Trump failed to bring up that Mexico will pay to have a wall built along the U.S. border.
|“No, you’re the puppet”
“Bigly” (not a word)
“Bad hombres” (pronounced incorrectly). This is the only “Bad hombre” I can think of…
Nobody has more respect for women, than I do” (this statement elicited many laughs from the audience)
When H. Clinton said the Trump refuses to admit defeat. She referenced Trump’s Emmy nomination. One of my very bright friends remarked “Doesn’t he already have enough gold in his penthouse?” My response: “This is a Capitalist country after all.”
|2ND Amendment||Supports the second amendment
Wants gun reforms, but they will not conflict with the amendment
|Trump is completely for the 2nd amendment, and he wants to appoint a Justice that supports it as well|
|Trade||“We’re going to pull the country together and have trade agreement shall be in force. Why, I’m going to have a trade prosecutor for the first time in history. And we’re going to enforce those agreements”||“American trade policy is currently mismanaged by dozens of competing bureaucracies…It’s so complicated. So many different departments have to get involved, and by the time they get involved, they’re gone. They’ve signed with all of these other countries,” he said. “The mission of the American Desk will be to protect the economic interest of the American worker and the national interest of the United States.”|
|Will you put U.S. troops into that vacuum to make sure that ISIS doesn’t come back or isn’t replaced by something even worse?||And I’m going to continue to push for a no-fly zone and safe havens within Syria not only to help protect the Syrians and prevent the constant outflow of refugees, but to, frankly, gain some leverage on both the Syrian government and the Russians so that perhaps we can have the kind of serious negotiation necessary to bring the conflict to an end and go forward on a political track.||The element of surprise. Douglas MacArthur, George Patton spinning in their graves when they see the stupidity of our country. So we’re now fighting for Mosul, that we had. All she (H. Clinton) had to do was stay there, and now we’re going in to get it.|
|Rigged Election||In response: “You’re not up to doing the job. He’s talking down our democracy ”||Trump said that Clinton should not be allowed to run, which makes the election rigged in that regard.
Trump will also “keep us in suspense” regarding whether or not he’ll contest the election
(I personally think Trump is preparing for his loss with this excuse)
Clinton should have never been allowed to run
|“Fact Check This”||Economic plan wouldn’t increase the national debt
(Can anyone definitively say this?)
|Well, Trump equated a Haitian enclave in Miami, “Little Haiti,” to the actual country
(I am offended)
Chris Wallace had a great handle on the candidates for the most part
He was also very impartial in the questions he asked
|Wallace firmly told Hillary “No,” she could not continue speaking over time at one point. She actually stopped speaking.||Wallace sarcastically thanked Trump for one of his comments|
|Well, I would like to say to everyone watching tonight that I’m reaching out to all Americans — Democrats, Republicans, and independents — because we need everybody to help make our country what it should be, to grow the economy, to make it fairer, to make it work for everyone. We need your talents, your skills, your commitments, your energy, your ambition.
You know, I’ve been privileged to see the presidency up close. And I know the awesome responsibility of protecting our country and the incredible opportunity of working to try to make life better for all of you. I have made the cause of children and families really my life’s work.
That’s what my mission will be in the presidency. I will stand up for families against powerful interests, against corporations. I will do everything that I can to make sure that you have good jobs, with rising incomes, that your kids have good educations from preschool through college. I hope you will give me a chance to serve as your president.
|She’s raising the money from the people she wants to control. Doesn’t work that way.
But when I started this campaign, I started it very strongly. It’s called “Make America Great Again.” We’re going to make America great. We have a depleted military. It has to be helped, has to be fixed. We have the greatest people on Earth in our military. We don’t take care of our veterans. We take care of illegal immigrants, people that come into the country illegally, better than we take care of our vets. That can’t happen.
Our policemen and women are disrespected. We need law and order, but we need justice, too. Our inner cities are a disaster. You get shot walking to the store. They have no education. They have no jobs. I will do more for African-Americans and Latinos than she can ever do in 10 lifetimes.
All she’s done is talk to the African-Americans and to the Latinos, but they get the vote, and then they come back, they say, we’ll see you in four years. We are going to make America strong again, and we are going to make America great again, and it has to start now. We cannot take four more years of Barack Obama, and that’s what you get when you get her.
Trump may have been the best candidate for Clinton to run against because he has secured her position as the next President of the United States with all of his shenanigans. A true American is not a bigot or xenophobic. Americans fight for gender equality, instead or promoting gender inequality through lewd and disrespectful language. We recognize the importance of women and men alike because it is one of the primary factors in combatting poverty and other types of hardships. All in all, we recognize that the United States is a melting pot of people, ideas, and culture.
I could say more, but law school work is calling…Let’s hope that the decorum of U.S. politics is elevated in the next Presidential cycle.
Comments/Questions I still had after the debate:
- Is anyone else disturbed by the fact that Trump refused to acknowledge that United States intelligence agencies have tracked the Wiki leaks to the Kremlin (Russia), yet he still maintains that the debate is rigged in regards to the polls?
- The Moderator, Chris Wallace, should have inquired into Trump’s statement about voter eligibility. What does “millions of people that are registered to vote that shouldn’t be registered to vote” mean?
- Trump undermined democracy when he said that he would “look at it at the time and keep us in suspense” as his response to accepting the election results. Let’s hope he’s not setting a precedent that future presidential candidates will follow.
- Does Mark Cuban’s (H.Clinton’s guest) presence actually have an effect on Trump? What is the relevancy of bringing Obama’s half-brother to the debate?
- Is anyone else a fan H. Clinton’s all-white outfit after Labor day? White pants all year long! Yea!
- Why does Ivanka Trump trail her father so closely?
- Has this debate reaffirmed Kaye West’s belief that he could run?
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th. For Trump supporters, the election day is November 28th (lol)