The First Presidential Debate


Nora Cooper, Writer

The first debate of the 2016 Presidential Election took place on Monday, and many are wondering ¾Who won?


As the debate was coming up, the amount of tension and difference between the two candidates made this debate to be considered possibly one of the most anticipated presidential debates in American history. Though perhaps not the most inspiring or powerful debate to ever take place, it definitely was memorable.


Some of the many highlights include the many times Donald Trump was reported to have interrupted or spoke over Hillary Clinton, such as when Ms. Clinton stated that “Donald supported the invasion of Iraq.” Trump continually interject. “Wrong,” he said, wrong.”


Trump also made remarks that Clinton lacked a presidential “look” and that she “doesn’t have the stamina.” Mrs. Clinton defended herself by explaining that Mr. Trump disrespects women and has called them “pigs, slobs and dogs.”


Both candidates made attempts at appealing to common people during the debate, as Hillary Clinton made a few remarks describing her father as a small businessman. “He worked really hard. He printed drapery fabrics on long tables, where he pulled out those fabrics and he went down with a silkscreen and dumped the paint in and took the squeegee and kept going.”

Trump replied to this by again describing the “small loan” that his father gave him when he was first staring out.


Donald Trump has also been continually chastised for his claims he made during the course of the debate, as it has been reported that the statements he made and the statements he claimed he did not make conflict with what he has said in the past. For example, when Hillary stated that Trump believed that climate change was made up by China, he stated that he never said that, even though he has a tweet that says otherwise.


Despite all of the chastising made over Trump, the hashtag “TrumpWon” was a trending topic on twitter after the debate.