Presidential Debate 2016 Highlights

Presidential Debate 2016 Highlights
If you missed the recent debates between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, here are the presidential debate 2016 highlights to help you catch up.

First Round

Let’s start with the first, September 26, 2016 held at the Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.

September 26, 2016 at the Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.
Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Donald Trump commented how Hillary lacked the presidential look, and quickly switched the description to stamina.

Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado
Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado was once called “Miss Piggy” by Trump when she gained weight

Clinton responded by citing how Trump called some women as pigs, slobs and dogs.

Iraq War

Trump reminded about how Clinton voted for funding the Iraq war while the latter rebutted about Trump not owning to his own support of the said war.

Clinton on the Iraq War
Image from Huffington Post

Pres. Barack Obama’s Roots

Clinton pointed out Trump’s racist attempts to discredit Pres. Barack Obama due to his roots.

Pres. Barrack Obama's roots
Young Barrack Obama with his Kenyan father

The latter accused the former that it was her original idea but failed to find the birth certificate; for which he succeeded.

Tax Returns versus Emails

Trump was willing to divulge his tax returns if Clinton shared a cache of her emails.

trump's tax returns
Trump tweeted this in Oct. 2015

Other Notable Highlights

Hillary was worried about Trump having his hands on the nuclear codes. She was also indirectly accusing Russian’s of the recent Democratic party hacks and that Trump was subtly inviting them to do so when he praised Putin several times.

Clinton reminded everyone about Trump’s plans to lower taxes on the rich. She also pointed out how the opposing candidate’s business had refused to pay subcontractors including one from the audience. The businessman argued that the said contractor (an architect) may have failed with his work.

Trump on the other hand defended his business decisions including the housing crisis which Clinton mentioned. He also criticized how the female candidate’s approved trade deals cost jobs to be outsourced overseas.

Both candidates at least agree that there is indeed racial bias in the US today.

Notable Quotable Statements

Most big words were from Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on her campaign plane in White Plains, New York, United States September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Mrs. Clinton said she prepared for the debate and she was also preparing to become president.

Here’s another one:

Hillary described Trump’s economic plans as “Trumped-up trickle-down economics.”

trumped-up trickle-down economics
This means that by securing the wealthy, the economy will be similarly secured.

First Presidential Debate Video

And here is the full video posted by NBC News

Hillary vs. Trump Debate Round 2

Next comes the highlights from the 2nd debate last Sunday, October 9, 2016 in Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

second presidential debate site at Washington University in St. Louis

Locker Room Defense

Trump defended his taped comments about women as nothing but locker room defense.

Trump Locker Room Defense
Athletes like Sean Doolittle slams Trump’s “locker room defense” attempt

Bill Clinton Dragged into the Picture

Trump used Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual assault issues, citing that those were worse.

bill clintons affairs and assaults
Women who were allegedly assaulted or had affairs with Bill Clinton

Trump and Islamophobia

His Islamophobic remarks continued. Trump urged Moslems to report a fellow Islam follower for potential terrorist acts.

Trump wants to ban Muslims

Tax Loophole due to Lawmaker’s Fault

Donald Trump admitted that he indeed took advantage of tax loopholes and blamed it on lawmakers like Clinton who failed to ratify better tax laws.

Warren Buffett tax returns
Warren Buffett shows his tax returns to disprove Trump

Anderson Cooper on Trump’s Sexual Assault

The debate host labelled Trump’s locker room defense as a potential case of “sexual assault.” Clinton argued that the video represents Trump’s abuse of women.

Anderson Cooper Trump's "sexual assault."
Well said, Anderson!

More Highlights

Trump on the other hand disagrees with Mike Pence, his own running mate about the latter’s opinion on the Syrian conflict.

Mike Pence

He also threatens to prosecute Hillary for her use of government email for personal purposes.

Tim Kaine

Now since Pence was mentioned, here’s Hillary’s running mate.

Tim Kaine

2016 Vice Presidential Debate Video from Bloomberg

If you also missed it, here’s a full video of the Vice Presidential debate on October 4, 2016 at Longwood University, Farmville, VA.

Quotable Quotes

Now for the lines which come with a punch, Clinton quoted Michelle Obama in response to Trump’s use of the low blow Bill card, “When they go low, you go high.”

“When they go low, you go high.”

Second Presidential Debate Video

This is the second debate’s complete video; again by NBC News.

The third and last debate will happen next week on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 9pm ET (8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.

We will definitely post the next presidential debate 2016 highlights shortly after so stay tuned.

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