First of all ……..LMAO @ ABC!!!!!
During the debate, Donald was confronted by his “birther” advocacy, and the question of his support for the Iraq war or not. Trump doubled down on both. On the birther issue Trump took credit for getting Obama to release his birth certificate. And, stated that it was Hillary’s team who started the issue. It’s just that she was too incompetent to have such results.
As to the Iraq war, Trump was adamant that he was always against the war, and asked people to check with Shaun Hannity.
ABC went nuts about this. ABC, themselves, doubled down on their lies. They stated the “birther” issue had been “fact checked” and refuted Trump’s claims that team Hillary started the issue. …… They pretty much said the same thing about the Iraq issue.
The problem with both of these issues is that no one really cares. I’ve never bothered to care enough to check and see if Trump advocated or was against the Iraq war. As far as the birther issue, ……..well, I don’t care anymore, but, it’s absolutely true the issue originated during the Obama/Clinton Dim primary, and it was team Clinton who originated it. Oddly, I know no one who gives a damn about either issue.
On my impression as to how the debate went, they both won. ….. Or, they both lost. They both probably solidified their based, a bit. I think Trump missed a few opportunities to get some really good digs in, but, he hit home on a couple. While her affect seemed still a bit off, Hillary did pretty well as far as not having any coughing fits or passing out and whatnot.
I think both scored points. I think Trump gave up some points a couple of times. I think he should have restrained himself a couple of times, and should have been more forceful on other occasions.
As far as actual content which would resonate with Americans, I think Trump won. But, I think he lost, just slightly, on presentation. There were a couple of times when he would have lost most Americans on his “business speak”. Hillary was fairly good at being “on point”, but the problem is she doesn’t really have a point.
One of the very good things Trump did was that he tied her to Washington and career politicians, which, is inescapable for her as she tries to run on experience. It was, though, Trump’s inexperience which did cost him some great opportunities. Hillary did, on a few occasions, do something I thought was very clever. She’d start with something “feel good” but incredibly stupid, babble a bit, and then end on something else Trump would really want to respond to, leaving the earlier statements unchallenged.
He needs to take notes as she’s speaking.
All in all, I’d call it a draw, but, that’s only because I have no idea how the public will respond. I don’t believe either hurt themselves with their base, but, I don’t know if either gained any ground, or not. If I had to guess, I think Trump helped himself just a small bit. He certainly could do better. But, there are two more debates to go, and both teams would presumably learn from tonight.