Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went face to face on Monday night as they battled it out during the first presidential debate. Going into this debate most of us could assume what we would get from Donald Trump, and our presumptions were right on point. We were shown how ill prepared he was, his ignorance as per usual, and how angry Hillary Clinton can make him.
Here are a few key points brought up in last nights debates:
- Donald Trump refuses to release his tax return information, which makes Clinton question what he’s hiding from the American people.
“Maybe he is not as rich as he says he is,” Clinton said. “Maybe he is not as charitable as he claims to be… Maybe he doesn’t want the American people to know that he has paid nothing in federal taxes.”
- Trump made clear that Clinton hasn’t tried to improve economic conditions, something that could potentially help Trump’s votes in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania.
“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.”
- Trump lied about the Chinese creating global warning, him supporting the war on Iraq, and that the murder rates in New York City are climbing. Where the fact checkers at?
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
- Clinton called out that Donald Trump is a racist and has faced previous accusations of racial discrimination in the past.
“He has a long record of engaging in racist behavior,” Clinton said. “And the birther lie was a very hurtful one.”
- And finally, Trumps lack of respect for women (not just Hillary Clinton) is so prevalent.
“Rosie O’Donnell, I said very tough things to her, and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her,” Trump said.
The debate concluded with Hillary ‘dropping the mic’ with her closing remarks of “I prepared to be President.”
All in all it was messy as they took shots back and forth at each, bringing up receipts that date back to the early 1990’s. And to think, this is only the first of three with the next one happening on Oct. 9.
Check out a snippet of the debate from CNN below.