It’s the only way I’m going to be able to survive this debate.
First question to both: do you think you’re a good role model for children? Clinton answers with her goal to bring people together; Trump babbles like a man on quaaludes about the trade deficit, people getting shot, fixing the inner city. HE DOESN’T ANSWER THE QUESTION. Weird.
Asked about the #trumptape, his answer is it was just “locker room talk”, but look! Over there! ISIS is chopping off people’s heads! ISIS, ISIS, ISIS.
Good god, he’s awful and incoherent.
Clinton responds: he’s unfit, and this is exactly what Trump is. Points out all the groups he has denigrated over the course of this campaign.
Waiting for Trump to explode.
it’s just words. He’s going to help the African-Americans, the Latinos, and Clinton has done nothing. Sniff. Sniff.
New question: Trump says the campaign changed him. When did that happen?
Trump: That was just locker room talk. Bill Clinton was worse. Hillary Clinton laughed at a victim of rape. Sniff.
He doesn’t answer the question again!
Clinton: When they go low, we go high. The audience can judge whether he respects women. Trump never apologizes. Cites several of his attacks and racism that he never apologized for. You owe the president an apology.
Trump: No, you do. Emails. Emails.
Then he threatens that, if he wins, he’s going to get a special prosecutor to go after her.
Clinton just smiles. Tells people to go fact-check him at hillaryclinton.com, and that it’s a good thing Trump isn’t in charge of the legal system.
Because you’d be in jail. She’s getting to him.
Christ. He just keeps interrupting and whining. It’s
one on three, he says. He’s a bullying coward.
Next question: What will you do about Obamacare? Clinton responds with a discussion of what’s work and what needs to be fixed. Trump: “it’s a disaster”. No details. Sniff. Canadian health care is so awful. He just keeps repeating that disaster word.
Next question: how will you help Muslim Americans deal with rising islamophobia?
Trump starts talking about how Muslims have to report terrorists. Radical Islamic Terror!
Clinton points out that Muslims have been in America since the Revolution, mentions Capt. Khan, who gave his life for the country. It’s dangerous to engage in the demagoguery Trump indulges in. Says we’re not at war with Islam, and it plays into the hands of the terrorists to do as Trump does.
A question to Trump: What about your claim that we need a total ban on Muslim immigrants? Trump now calls it “extreme vetting”. Clinton wants to allow in more Muslims! 100s of thousands of people!
Q to Clinton: you propose allowing more Syrians in. How can you justify that risk? She says she’s not talking about allowing risky people in, but is not going to ban people on the basis of their religion, like Trump wants.
I need more wine. Trump is such an asshole.
Tax cuts. Trump says he’s going to reduce taxes for everyone. Clinton says she’s going to raise taxes only on people making over $250K.
Did Trump avoid paying federal income taxes? He took advantage of tax loopholes, like Buffet and Soros…refuses a direct question to say how many years he avoided paying federal taxes.
Somehow he’s talking about ISIS again.
Clinton was a disaster (his word for the evening) as a senator. Clinton recites a long list of her accomplishments in office.
Fuck. If Trump says “disaster” one more time…
Black man asks a question. Trump responds with “inner city” and “disaster”. Fuck him.
“Would you be a disciplined leader?” Trump can’t even be a disciplined debater.
Supreme Court: Clinton will appoint judges who support Roe v. Wade, and marriage equality. Trump will appoint someone like Scalia. Enough said.
Energy policy: Trump says we have “clean coal”. Damn the EPA. Right.
I give up. Can’t take no more.