Presidential debate makes election vote clear

Monday night’s presidential debate proved to be as messy, interesting and vapid as the American people had expected. Hillary Clinton gave a relatively strong performance during the debate, standing strong in the face of Donald Trump’s interruptions, pivoting on her weak issues including a forward apology for her misuse of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State. Though it is important to note that Clinton’s strong performance was expected, she’s a professional politician with decades of experience debating, unlike her opponent Trump.

Trump proved two things to the American people: he is completely incapable of fulfilling the duties of president of the United States, and that he has no role as an influence on United States affairs, whether congressional, executive or judicial. Trump showed himself to be like Richard Nixon: not just in his self-portrayal as the “Law and Order” candidate, he appeared to be extremely nervous, sweaty and unprepared as Nixon was in his 1960 debate against former President John F. Kennedy. From the start, Trump would frequently look off camera, away from his opponent and the debate moderator Lester Holt. He tripped over his words numerous times with many of his sentences simply not making any sense, and sniffed, sighed, breathed audibly into his microphone and took frequent sips from his cup of water.

He was clearly unprepared and had not practiced nearly as much as Clinton had before the debate, resulting in a particularly abysmal performance. He started strong, cool and collected; a very different Trump than America is used to. It took no less than 30 minutes to resort to his normal self. He interrupted Clinton 51 times during the debate and each was more childish than the last, whether it be trying to overpower her with his own answer or a more simple “not true.” Trump clearly displayed he lacks the temperament to be the most important foreign dignitary of the United States. Though the most embarrassing, and perhaps scariest part, of Trump’s debate performance were his answers to questions that lacked any substance and were entirely devoid of facts or even ways to accomplish the policy proposals he brought forward. His most complex answer was a messy answer to the question of United States cyber security, where the major takeaways were his opinion the DNC hacker wasn’t Russian and could’ve been a 400 pound man working from his parent’s basement, and he thinks it’s amazing what his 10-year-old son can do with a computer.

The problem with the vapid answers to the questions wasn’t ill-preparation for the debate, he simply does not have answers to American issues. He’s a candidate with a platform that goes no deeper than hate and fear. Trump has proven himself to be a pathological liar, a white collar criminal who took advantage of the 2008 housing market crash in order to make a profit. Worst of all, he is a sexist, racist, xenophobe who speaks with no filter. Monday night’s presidential debate proved to be as messy, interesting and vapid as the American people had expected. Hillary Clinton gave a relatively strong performance during the debate, standing strong in the face of Donald Trump’s interruptions, pivoting on her weak issues including a forward apology for her misuse of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State.

Though it is important to note that Clinton’s strong performance was expected, she’s a professional politician with decades of experience debating, unlike her opponent Trump. Trump proved two things to the American people: he is completely incapable of fulfilling the duties of president of the United States, and that he has no role as an influence on United States affairs, whether congressional, executive or judicial. Trump showed himself to be like Richard Nixon: not just in his self-portrayal as the “Law and Order” candidate, he appeared to be extremely nervous, sweaty and unprepared as Nixon was in his 1960 debate against former President John F. Kennedy. From the start, Trump would frequently look off camera, away from his opponent and the debate moderator Lester Holt. He tripped over his words numerous times with many of his sentences simply not making any sense, and sniffed, sighed, breathed audibly into his microphone and took frequent sips from his cup of water. He was clearly unprepared and had not practiced nearly as much as Clinton had before the debate, resulting in a particularly abysmal performance. He started strong, cool and collected; a very different Trump than America is used to. It took no less than 30 minutes to resort to his normal self. He interrupted Clinton 51 times during the debate and each was more childish than the last, whether it be trying to overpower her with his own answer or a more simple “not true.” Trump clearly displayed he lacks the temperament to be the most important foreign dignitary of the United States.

Though the most embarrassing, and perhaps scariest part, of Trump’s debate performance were his answers to questions that lacked any substance and were entirely devoid of facts or even ways to accomplish the policy proposals he brought forward. His most complex answer was a messy answer to the question of United States cyber security, where the major takeaways were his opinion the DNC hacker wasn’t Russian and could’ve been a 400 pound man working from his parent’s basement, and he thinks it’s amazing what his 10-year-old son can do with a computer. The problem with the vapid answers to the questions wasn’t ill-preparation for the debate, he simply does not have answers to American issues. He’s a candidate with a platform that goes no deeper than hate and fear. Trump has proven himself to be a pathological liar, a white collar criminal who took advantage of the 2008 housing market crash in order to make a profit. Worst of all, he is a sexist, racist, xenophobe who speaks with no filter.

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