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One of America’s most highly anticipated political events in contemporary history occurred Monday night at Hofstra University. Trump and Clinton’s first presidential debate broke the record as being the most watched in American history, averaging 84 million viewers.

A few of the highlights from the debate include when Clinton was asked if she believed police officers were “implicitly biased” against blacks. Clinton answered, “I think unfortunately too many of us in this great country jump to conclusions about each other.” She also proposed that all Americans are vulnerable to bias.

When Trump was confronted about police reform, he stated, “Secretary Clinton doesn’t want to use a few words: law and order.”

Trump challenged Clinton about her temperament during their first face-off. “I have much better judgment than she does. There’s no question about that. I also have a much better temperament than she has,” Trump said. “I think my strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament. I have a winning temperament. I know how to win. She does not.”

Regarding Clinton’s email scandal, “I made a mistake using private email,” Clinton stated. Trump responded, “That’s for sure.”

 Early Tuesday morning, Trump phoned into Fox & Friends complaining about his microphone. “My microphone was terrible,” Trump protested. “I wonder: was it set up that way on purpose?” Clinton later stated, “Anybody who complains about the microphone is not having a good night.”

Immediately after the debate, Trump had an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Trump avoided Bill Clinton’s infidelity scandals out of respect for their daughter, Chelsea. Trump proposed “I was going to say something extremely rough to Hillary, to her family, and I said to myself, I can’t do it. I just can’t do it. It’s inappropriate. It’s not nice.”

The next debate between Trump and Clinton will be held in St. Louis on October 9th.

 

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Laura is a Senior at the University of Maine studying Elementary Education with a concentration in Child Development. She is a member and the Vice President of Kappa Delta Pi; which is an international honor society for individuals majoring in education. Laura loves to dedicate her time outdoors, volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society, and values spending quality time with her family.
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