Posted on 10/14/2016 9:31:55 AM
The second presidential debate between Republican Party’s nominee Donald Trump and Democratic Party’s nominee Hilary Clinton took place on Oct. 9, Sunday, 9 p.m. EST at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
It also took a while to decipher. After WikiLeak’s October Surprise broke out the debate took a very interesting turn. Not to forget that the candidates were to answer to the moderators as well as the audience who were sending in their questions live.
To cut everything down to the point, here is what happened during the second Presidential Debate:
Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper welcomed the audience to the second debate. Before they got started, Cooper added that the format is ‘Town Hall’ meaning voters get the chance to directly ask questions, while the moderators ask follow-up questions. The audience present were unable to decide on a candidate, from either the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. Which is why they attended to get some answers.
To this, Raddatz added that the questions were seen on the morning of the presidential debate, no other individual asides the moderators, CNN and ABC News teams, have seen those questions. She added both candidates from Democratic Party and Republican Party will only have 2-minutes to answer each question the audience members and online individuals want to ask.
Trump Not on Track from Question 1
Democratic Party’s nominee Hilary Clinton won the coin toss and was the first candidate to answer the first question of the night though Clinton’s answer was spot on as she responded to the given question, Republican Party’s Donald Trump lost track of it long ago.
Question: “The last debate could have been rated as MA, mature audiences, per TV parental guidelines. Knowing that educators assign viewing the presidential debates as students’ homework, do you feel you’re modeling appropriate and positive behavior for today’s youth?”
Trump: “Well I actually agree with that, Well, I actually agree with that. I agree with everything she said. I began this campaign because I was so tired of seeing such foolish things happen to our country. This is a great country. This is a great land. I’ve gotten to know the people of the country over the last year-and-a-half that I’ve been doing this as a politician. I cannot believe I’m saying that about myself, but I guess I have been a politician.”
“And my whole concept was to make America great again. When I watch the deals being made, when I watch what’s happening with some horrible things like Obamacare, where your health insurance and health care is going up by numbers that are astronomical, 68 percent, 59 percent, 71 percent, when I look at the Iran deal and how bad a deal it is for us, it’s a one-sided transaction where we’re giving back $150 billion to a terrorist state, really, the number one terror state, we’ve made them a strong country from really a very weak country just three years ago.”
“When I look at all of the things that I see and all of the potential that our country has, we have such tremendous potential, whether it’s in business and trade, where we’re doing so badly. Last year, we had almost $800 billion trade deficit. In other words, trading with other countries. We had an $800 billion deficit. It’s hard to believe. Inconceivable.”
“You say who’s making these deals? We’re going the make great deals. We’re going to have a strong border. We’re going to bring back law and order. Just today, policemen was shot, two killed. And this is happening on a weekly basis. We have to bring back respect to law enforcement. At the same time, we have to take care of people on all sides. We need justice.”
“But I want to do things that haven’t been done, including fixing and making our inner cities better for the African-American citizens that are so great, and for the Latinos, Hispanics, and I look forward to doing it. It’s called make America great again.”
Trump Calls Leaked 2005 Video ‘Typical Locker Room Talk, Compares to ISIS’
Republican Party’s Donald Trump’s leaked video talking about groping women, kissing them without consent, and having dirty talks about his own daughter broke on the internet and went viral. It became the most talked about event throughout Presidential Campaign 2016 on Facebook, receiving million and millions of discussions from all over the world. However, Trump had to say it was typical locker room talk.
TRUMP: “No, I didn’t say that at all. I don’t think you understood what was — this was locker room talk. I’m not proud of it. I apologize to my family. I apologize to the American people. Certainly I’m not proud of it. But this is locker room talk.”
“You know, when we have a world where you have ISIS chopping off heads, where you have — and, frankly, drowning people in steel cages, where you have wars and horrible, horrible sights all over, where you have so many bad things happening, this is like medieval times. We haven’t seen anything like this, the carnage all over the world.”
“And they look and they see. Can you imagine the people that are, frankly, doing so well against us with ISIS? And they look at our country and they see what’s going on.”
“Yes, I’m very embarrassed by it. I hate it. But it’s locker room talk, and it’s one of those things. I will knock the hell out of ISIS. We’re going to defeat ISIS. ISIS happened a number of years ago in a vacuum that was left because of bad judgment. And I will tell you, I will take care of ISIS.”
COOPER: “So, Mr. Trump…”
TRUMP: “And we should get on to much more important things and much bigger things.”
COOPER: “Just for the record, though, are you saying that what you said on that bus 11 years ago that you did not actually kiss women without consent or grope women without consent?”
TRUMP: “I have great respect for women. Nobody has more respect for women than I do.”
COOPER: “So, for the record, you’re saying you never did that?”
TRUMP: “I’ve said things that, frankly, you hear these things I said. And I was embarrassed by it. But I have tremendous respect for women.”
COOPER: “Have you ever done those things?”
TRUMP: “And women have respect for me. And I will tell you: No, I have not. And I will tell you that I’m going to make our country safe. We’re going to have borders in our country, which we don’t have now. People are pouring into our country, and they’re coming in from the Middle East and other places.”
“We’re going to make America safe again. We’re going to make America great again, but we’re going to make America safe again. And we’re going to make America wealthy again, because if you don’t do that, it just — it sounds harsh to say, but we have to build up the wealth of our nation.”
Clinton Clarifies Once Again that Email Controversy was an Honest Mistake
Trump has brought up Clinton’s email controversy over time again and again, once again she gave the same response.
RADDATZ: “And, Secretary Clinton, I do want to follow up on e- mails. You’ve said your handing of your e-mails was a mistake. You disagreed with FBI Director James Comey, calling your handling of classified information, quote, ‘extremely careless.’ The FBI said that there were 110 classified e-mails that were exchanged, eight of which were top secret, and that it was possible hostile actors did gain access to those e-mails. You don’t call that extremely careless?”
CLINTON: “Well, Martha, first, let me say — and I’ve said before, but I’ll repeat it, because I want everyone to hear it — that was a mistake, and I take responsibility for using a personal e-mail account. Obviously, if I were to do it over again, I would not. I’m not making any excuses. It was a mistake. And I am very sorry about that.”
“But I think it’s also important to point out where there are some misleading accusations from critics and others. After a year-long investigation, there is no evidence that anyone hacked the server I was using and there is no evidence that anyone can point to at all — anyone who says otherwise has no basis — that any classified material ended up in the wrong hands.”
“I take classified materials very seriously and always have. When I was on the Senate Armed Services Committee, I was privy to a lot of classified material. Obviously, as secretary of state, I had some of the most important secrets that we possess, such as going after bin Laden. So I am very committed to taking classified information seriously. And as I said, there is no evidence that any classified information ended up in the wrong hands.”
RADDATZ: “OK, we’re going to move on.”
Throughout the debate between the Democratic and Republican Party, Clinton seemed more focus and on questions, while Trump kept distracting, disturbing, and was off his mark. As a result of the latest presidential polls Clinton won round two.