Let’s start with the first, September 26, 2016 held at the Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.
Donald Trump commented how Hillary lacked the presidential look, and quickly switched the description to stamina.
Clinton responded by citing how Trump called some women as pigs, slobs and dogs.
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.
Pres. Barack Obama’s Roots
Clinton pointed out Trump’s racist attempts to discredit Pres. Barack Obama due to his roots.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Locker Room Defense
Trump defended his taped comments about women as nothing but locker room defense.
Bill Clinton Dragged into the Picture
Trump used Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual assault issues, citing that those were worse.
Trump and Islamophobia
His Islamophobic remarks continued. Trump urged Moslems to report a fellow Islam follower for potential terrorist acts.
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.
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.
Trump on the other hand disagrees with Mike Pence, his own running mate about the latter’s opinion on the Syrian conflict.
He also threatens to prosecute Hillary for her use of government email for personal purposes.
Now since Pence was mentioned, here’s Hillary’s running mate.
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.
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.”
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.
We will definitely post the next presidential debate 2016 highlights shortly after so stay tuned.