Trump had only one chance to make a first impression on this scale, and while he wasn’t awful, the truth is that he wasn’t almost good enough.
The audience for the Monday night face-off beat the 1980 record of 80.6 million set by the Jimmy Carter-Ronald Reagan presidential debate, when viewers had far fewer entertainment options.
Things are already getting plenty personal.
In 57-minutes of unscripted comments, Trump returned to much of his stump speech, attacking Clinton for her email scandal and “do-nothing” record.
DONALD TRUMP: She gained a massive amount of weight. It was a real problem. We have our criticisms of Donald Trump, too.
Clinton’s proposals are sure to rile the disturbing number of white Americans who believe that whites suffer as much from discrimination as African Americans. John Warner (R-Va.) endorsed Clinton, calling her “prepared to be world leader”.
Among Democratic voters, 62 percent are confident that Clinton is healthy enough to be president, 72 percent of Republican voters are confident that Trump is.
“You just block it out”, he said.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a perpetual Trump detractor, said Tuesday evening the GOP nominee’s performance was “light on substance, heavy on theatrics”.
Hillary Clinton addresses a town hall with about 100 millennials who are digital content creators and social media influencers on June 28 at Neuehouse in Hollywood, California.
The latest polls show Clinton and Trump are essentially tied in the Tar Heel State.
JOHN YANG: The Clinton campaign quickly released a Web video of Machado, a Clinton supporter, criticizing Trump.
Well, she responded to that in an interview with Cosmopolitan after the debate.
There was a very telling moment towards the end of the debate, where Mr Trump said: “I was going to say something extremely rough to Hillary, to her family, and I said to myself: “I can’t do it”.
Personally, I’m inclined to think that the poll’s strengths are more important than its weaknesses.
Clinton also laid to rest doubts about her health, fed by her recent bout of pneumonia and Trump’s condescending accusation that she doesn’t have the “stamina” to be president.
Donald Trump scored with a massive rally Tuesday night in Melbourne, Florida before more than 10,000 enthusiastic fans. Others have suggested that major losses in his businesses in the 1990s may have sheltered him from paying taxes for years.
Added an incredulous Joe Biden, campaigning for Clinton in Pennsylvania: “What in the hell he is talking about?”
Health is a legitimate issue as the nation is poised to elect one of its oldest presidents. Both candidates stuck to their usual responses, but Holt pressed Trump, saying there was no rule preventing him from releasing his taxes just because they’re under audit. Trump insists he came out ahead anyway.
Her cheerful reaction: “Anybody who complained about the microphone is not having a good night”. He lashed out at Rosie O’Donnell, for some reason.
Much the same goes for the Canadian dollar, which touched its lowest since March in early trade before gaining on the USA counterpart.
We can all nitpick the debate performances.