Trump loses chill while Clinton stays tranquilize during first presidential conversation
Clinton repeatedly places Trump on defensive, accusing them of perpetrating a prejudiced lie with birther move and stiffing millions of blue-collar workers
Donald Trumps freewheeling approach spun wildly out of controller in the first presidential dispute as he was forced on the defensive during a tumultuous clash with Hillary Clinton.
Goaded by Clinton and pressed hard by moderator Lester Holt, the Republican nominee angrily represented his preserve against accusations of intolerance, sexism and tax shunning for much of the 90 -minute debate at Hofstra University, outside New York City.
Trump stumbled Clinton on sell and her political record issues that have helped him outline rank in recent polls and may hitherto dominate the election but appeared thin-skinned and under-prepared as he sniffled his style through the debate.
Its all paroles, its all soundbites, he retorted after a particularly one-sided exchange, adding that Clinton was a usual legislator: all talk , no action.
But the Democratic nominee clutched on Trumps weaving the replies and evident loss of focus as their long-anticipated session wore on.
Words matter when you run for president, and they truly do question when you are chairman, enunciated Clinton.
I recollect Donald exactly criticized me for preparing for this debate. And yes I did. You know what else I did? I prepared to be president, she added.
In her sharpest exchanges, the former secretary on the part of states accused Trump of racism for wondering Barack Obamas citizenship.
He has a long record of engaging in racist behavior. And the birther lie was a very injurious one, said Clinton.
She also accused him of stiffing millions of contractors by proclaiming bankruptcy as a businessman. And in a powerful closing polemic she spotlit Trumps record of sexism , noted that he had announced maidens animals and slob and, in one case, called a knockout contest Miss Housekeeping because she was Latina.
In turn, Trump attacked Clintons suitability as president in dampen terms. She doesnt have the looking and she doesnt have the stamina, he mentioned. Ive been all over the place. You decided to stay home, he added.
But after sounding off her account of visiting 112 countries in four years as secretary on the part of states, Clinton hits back: When Donald Trump wastes 11 hours vouching in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina.