My Notes On ‘Debate Night In America’

September 26th, 2016

While Trump’s first 20 minutes proved strong, the rest of the hour seemed to fall apart for him. Hillary started dry and uncomfortable, but managed to use Trump’s baseless side rants to her advantage and finish on top.

Didn’t see the LIVE Debate? – take a look at the condensed/summarized notes I took while watching.

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#DEBATES2016

Moderator:
Let’s begin with a discussion on jobs.

Hillary:
[Comments on a mission of equal pay, building infrastructure, paid family leave, debt-free college, closing corporate loop-holes].

Trump:
[Blames China and other various countries for stealing American jobs and companies] , says he will reduce taxes for small and big buisnesses. Says he agrees with Hillary on child care, although he disagrees with “numbers”.

Hillary:
International trade is important. Says Trumps economic plan will fail. Claims Trump, due to his upbringing, believes the highest classes deserve the most attention. Claims she was not raised like this and “doesn’t buy it”. [Hillary believes America must support the middle class first].

Trump:
Took a “small” loan from his father when he was young and turned it into a billion dollar company – all of America needs to think like this. Says, “China is the best ever at it”.  Claims secretary Clinton and other political leaders should have acted sooner on this failing economic and job plan. Says we can solve these issues by not letting American’s leave America to work – “We have to stop them from leaving”.

Hillary:
Let’s remember the recession – it was in large part because of large taxes and the economy failing the middle class. Says Trump actually made claims that he wanted a recession – so that he could directly profit.

Trump:
Responds – “That’s called business”.

Hillary:
We risk another recession with Trump. Analysts have reportedly reviewed her plans and say there will be millions of more jobs. Discusses renewable energy as a booster for the American economy. Says America should never go back, it only should progress

Trump:
Says he’s a great believer in renewable energy but says Hillary can’t do what she’s saying she will do with the amount of debt America is in. “We have to do a much better job of keeping our jobs” – claims this is the solution to everything. Calls Hillary out for being in politics for 30 years and asks why she has only started heading these renewable energy and trade ideas now.

Hillary:
Says this is false. Her husband did a great job and she’s been thinking of these things for a long time. Says trade is not the only part of the economy – claims she knows how to get American’s jobs.

Trump:
Attacks Bill Clinton for signing NAFTA trade deal. Discusses the TPT and says Hillary was for it until he explained how it was bad.

Hillary:
No, I was against it once it came time. I hoped it was a good deal, and then when it came to, I decided it was not. Tells Trump he can buy her book at a bookstore tomorrow.

Trump:
“You are going to raise taxes big league, I’m going to cut taxes big league”

Hillary:
I knew all of these “Facts” would be thrown out. My website has been turned into a fact checker – so you can go and check that out.

Trump:
She’s going to raise taxes by 1.3 Trillion dollars. Comments also on ISIS and how Hillary is revealing her plans to the enemy.

Hillary:
“At least I have a plan to fight ISIS!”

Moving on….

Trump:
I’m calling for major jobs because the wealthy will expand their companies and bring more jobs for others. People are leaving our country because they have money outside our country and they can’t get it from inside/ bring into our country. With a little leadership, we could bring this money back in. Don’t tax the wealthy.[ Blames Hillary for failing economic plans].

Hillary:
“I have a feeling I’m going to be blamed by everything tonight.”

Trump:
“Why not?”

Hillary:
Says Trump should “join the debate” – by saying more crazy things. We’ve looked at your tax proposals and you have a TRUMP loophole that benefits your own personal family, “Trumped Up trickle down… doesn’t work” – slashing taxes on the wealthy doesn’t work. We don’t need more opportunities for the wealthy.

Trump:
“Typical politician, all talk, no action.” We are in a big fat ugly bubble. When Obama goes out to play golf for the rest of his life…. I’m on a routine audit, and I have filed a 130 page report of my finances, I have made 694 million this year.  I will release these papers once the audit is over. I will release my tax information when Hillary releases her 33,000 emails.

Hillary:
This is bait and switch. Every President has released their tax returns. Hillary asks why won’t he just release his tax returns – maybe he’s not as rich, maybe he’s not as charitable, maybe he owns a lot of money, maybe he doesn’t want you to know that he hasn’t paid federal income taxes in many years. Says this means zero money for veterans and schools. Says I don’t believe he will ever release these reports – ask yourself why.

Moderator:
Do you want to comment on the emails?

Hillary:
Yes, I take responsibility for that mistake.

Trump:
That was intentional, not a mistake. You’re pleading the 5th. [Discusses debt]. We owe 20 trillion dollars. We’ve spent 6 trillion dollars in the Middle East – we could have re-built our country with this money. Our country needs new roads, new airports, new schools….. Hillary has squandered away that money.

Hillary:
Maybe it’s because you haven’t paid any taxes. I’ve met many people who have worked for your corporation and have told me how they have been left unpaid and were stiffed by you.

Trump:
Maybe I wasn’t satisfied with their work.

Hillary:
The labour and pay bargain should be honoured on both sides. [Discusses how Trump filed for bankruptcy 6 times]. “You call yourself the king of debt”.

Trump:
I built a wonderful company. When Hillary talks about people not getting paid its because I follow the laws of this country – tens of thousands of people love me and have worked for me – she doesn’t mention those people. Trump International is way under budget and way before schedule – we should do this for our country.

Moving on…. healing the race divide.

Hillary:
Race unfortunately still determines too much – schools, treatment, criminal justice system… we have to restore trust between the community and the police. Our police need the best training. [Call for a justice reform]. We have to bring communities together towards a mutual goal. We need to get a handle on guns. Restore trust. Tackle plague of gun violence.

Trump:
Hillary doesn’t want to use the words Law and Order, but I will – thats what we need. I just got the endorsement of many police groups. African Americans and Latin American’s live in fear – is this a war torn country? Thousands of people have been killed – almost 4,000 in Chicago since Obama was in office. [Mentions stop and frisk as a good plan]. Says many times, these people are illegal immigrants, who have guns and they shoot people.

Moderator:
Stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional because it’s racial profiling.

Trump:
You’re wrong. These are people that are bad people. I agree with Clinton when she says we need better relationships between people and police but there are bad things going on – we need law and order in the inner cities.

Hillary:
It’s unfortunate Trump paints such a negative picture of black culture in America – there’s a lot we should be proud of.

Trump:

Ugh.

Hillary:
Stop and frisk was found to be un-consitutional – partly because it didn’t do it’s job. It’s a fact that an African American man is more likely to be arrested and charged more aggressively than a white man. We need to challenge this and have second chance systems. There should be no profit driven plans to get more prisoners locked up. We have too many military-style weapons on the streets – we need steeper background checks. If you are too dangerous to fly, you are too dangerous to own a gun. We need to ask hard questions about implicit racial biases. Police officers are open to more training and more help.

Trump:
I agree on the no fly list or watch list quite strongly. I have the endorsement of the NRA which I’m very proud of though. [Comments on Hillary’s use of the phrase “super predator” in reference to black youth]. Says stop and frisk brought murder numbers from 2,200 to 500. So it did have a big impact.

Hillary:
Murders are down in New York under the new Mayor.

Trump:
You’re wrong, murders are up.

Hillary:
One murder is too many.

Trump:
True. The African American population has been let down by politicians who only talk about them during election time and then say see you in 4 years. I’ve met a lot of amazing people in these communities lately… you’ve decided to stay home, but that’s ok.

Hillary:
I think Trump just criticized me for taking time to prepare for this debate, and yes- I did. I also prepare to be president.

Trump:
[Discusses Obama’s birth certificate] – says, I was the one who convinced him to present it – I did that. I accomplished that on my own. But he should have produced it long before.

Moderator:
We’re talking about healing in this segment.

Trump:
Yes, I think I did a service to America to get that certificate shown

Hillary:
Listen to what you just heard. This can’t be dismissed –  his political career began with the racist ideal that Obama wasn’t born in America. In 1973 he was arrested for not renting rooms in one of his buildings to minorities – has a long record of racial injustices. Quotes Michelle Obama – “when they go low, we go high”.

Trump:
I prepared for this debate by watching your debates with Obama – you went after him, and now you’re singing his praises. And yes, when I was very young, I was sued but settled that with no admission of guilt about this property racism you speak of. I also wasn’t the only company sued – lots of us were. I have since been given great credit for a club I opened that is never discriminatory and I feel good about that.

Moving On…. cyber warfare.

Hillary:
[Discusses independant hacking groups]. Russia has used cyber attacks against many organizations in the USA. I know Trump is favourable of Putin…. we have recently learned that this is one of Russia’s preferred methods of attack. We don’t want to use warfare but we will protect ourselves. Donald invited Russians to hack into our American networks. These are serious threats.

Trump:
“I was just endorsed by many admirals and generals… that just happened and many more are coming”. I was just endorsed by border control agents and ICE. I’m very proud of that. She’s saying cyber attacks came from Russia, Russia, Russia, but it could have been China, it could have been a 400 pound person sitting on their couch. Under President Obama we lost control. ISIS is beating us at the internet – our own game. I have a ten year old son.. he’s amazing at computers.

Hillary:
I have a plan against ISIS. It does involve going after them online – what they use to recruit and gather. We have to make this the top priority – I would do everything I can to take out their leadership. I was part of the plans to take down Bin Laden.

Moderator:
American citizens are joining ISIS missions…. how would you prevent home-grown attacks?

Trump:
Obama and Hillary created a vacuum, the shouldn’t have been over there, then they pulled everyone out and ISIS was created. We should have taken the oil and left some soldiers behind.

Hillary:
I hope the fact checkers are keeping up to date. Trump endorsed the invasion of Iraq. The only way Americans could have stayed over the was if the Iraqi government would sign to protect them – and they wouldn’t, so we brought them home. I am proud of all of our cities who have quickly responded to our local attacks – we have to work more closely with our allies – work with NATO – to turn our attention to terrorism. Donald dismisses this. Donald also dismisses Muslims – some of our greatest allies who can help us and deliver important information to us.

Trump:
We’ve been working with the Middle East for years and it’s a mess. The 28 countries of NATO aren’t giving their fair share. NATO could be obsolete because they don’t focus on terror…. then after I said that, they announced they would – now I am for them, because they now are focusing on NATO. We have to knock the hell out of ISIS. Obama and Hillary allowed ISIS to form – they took the troops out – ISIS is now in 30 countries.

Moderator:
Did you not support the war in Iraq?

Trump:
I did not support the war in Iraq. Thats a false statement she’s put out into the media. [He continues to back this up by providing information about past arguments with a reporter – claiming he was against it].

Moderator:
My question was – why is your judgement any better than Ms. Clinton?

Trump:
I have better judgement. I have better temperament.

Hillary:
WEW, ok. Let’s discuss some of these points. NATO – is helping us to fight terrorism. Iran was steps away from creating nuclear bombs to harm us – I helped drive them to the negotiation. That’s working with other nations. That’s coalition building. Donald doesn’t have the right temperament to be president – he has said repeatedly that he doesn’t have a problem with other nations having nuclear weapons. His cavalier attitude is threatening. “A man who gets provoked by a tweet shouldn’t have his hands near any nuclear codes”.

Trump:
“That line is getting old”.

Hillary:
“But it’s a good one. It makes the point”.

More on….Securing America… do you support the current policy?

Trump:
Russia is been expanding and we are falling behind, our B52’s are old. But I wouldn’t do for a strike. Once the nuclear war happens, it’s over. China should solve the problem in North Korea. Iran also has power in North Korea – they should have done something, included that in their deal with them. Why didn’t they make the right deal? It’s the worst deal ever…

Hillary:
Words matter when you run for president and they really matter when you are President. I want to insure our global partners that our word is good and we will honour our partnerships with you. There’s no doubt we have problems, but Donald never tells you what he would do – he just criticizes these deals. His plan to fight ISIS is a secret plan – but he doesn’t have a plan. We need to lead the world with strength, the world needs to count on us – we need to stand up to bullies.

Trump:
I want to help all of our allies, but we are losing billions of dollars. Hillary doesn’t have the basic ability to take care of these things.

Moderator:
You commented that Hillary doesn’t have the “presidential look”… what did you mean by that.

Trump:
She doesn’t. She doesn’t have the stamina.

Hillary:
Until he travels around the world and signs peace treaties, negotiates global deals, etc…. then he can talk to me about stamina.

Trump:
She has experience, but it’s bad experience.

Hillary:
He tried to switch from looks to stamina. But this man has called pregnancy and inconvenience, has called women pigs…. called a Latina woman miss housekeeper… but she has now become an America citizen and you’ll be sure she’ll be at the polls this year.

Trump:
I was going to say something really rough about Hillary and her family but I told myself it was not nice. But she spent tons of money on horrible ads about me, and I’ve spent virtually nothing.

Hillary:
I will respect the outcome. But I sure hope you will get out and vote, because your future depends on it.

Trump:
I want to make America great again. I’m going to be able to do it. I don’t think she can. But if she wins, I will absolutely support her.

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