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TOPIC: Clinton VS Trump

Clinton VS Trump 14 Oct 2016 16:42 #10550

  • katie.lovo
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In this week's media, the presidential debate was all over the news and the internet. I watched the presidential debate and I just felt the need to comment on it. I find it interesting how differently each candidate respond to certain situations. Trump is well-known for his hot temper and aggressive remarks. It was interesting to see how he responded to him being asked about the leaked tape of him disrespecting women. He did not directly apologize for the tape, and Anderson Cooper had to ask him 3 times before he admitted what he did. Trump is very good at avoiding the questions he's being asked and making himself look better.

Clinton, on the other hand, handles her mistakes the right way. When asked about the emails, Clinton without hesitation admitted that what she had done was a mistake and she sincerely apologized for it. Even if she isn't really sorry, it still says a lot about her character not to deny or make excuses for her behavior. She keeps her cool when Trump attacks her and she does not stoop to his level. Since the debate, many more Trump tapes have come out and his reaction to them have just been getting worse. I feel like Clinton knows how to handle tough situations and it only makes her appear more fit for presidency.

Regardless of Clinton and Trump's difference of behavior in the debate, surveys show that they are the least liked candidates to ever run for presidency. I feel like the nation is extremely divided and unfortunately, a lot of Americans are not voting this election because they feel like either candidate will screw America over. In my opinion, I do feel like Clinton is our best bet even though she seems a bit untrustworthy, but she has had a lot more experience in politics than Trump's ever had. Trump's wealth is the only factor to his success and I strongly believe he does not know one thing on how to run a country.
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Clinton VS Trump 14 Oct 2016 23:29 #10556

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Hi Katie, I completely agree with your observations regarding the most recent presidential debate. What I found really frustrating is that Trump was aggressive in his remarks yet was not aggressive in his answers. When asked a question, he would circle around an answer yet was quick to comment and interrupt Clinton when it was his turn. As you said, Anderson Cooper had to ask him several times if he regretted the comments he made whereas Clinton was quick to take the blame. I also noticed that Trump would not take full accountability for his actions and even turned around his answers to criticize Hillary and Bill Clinton. But I agree that Clinton knows how to handle situations better than Trump which could be attributed to her experience in the media having been a politician for at least 2 decades.
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Clinton VS Trump 16 Oct 2016 11:55 #10572

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Hey Katie, I really agree with your posting. The last presidential debate was really interesting due to how each candidates responded to each question. Like you said, Trump is a pro when it comes to avoiding questions and uoestn really apologize for anything. Clinton is more upfront and apologetic about things she has done, which makes her more "presidential" in my opinion.
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