In an event hailed as “the debate of the century,” presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off Monday in a “fight night” that many predicted could change the direction of the race for the White House.
The event, held at Hofstra University just outside New York City, was expected to be the most-watched presidential debate in history, with viewership predicted to reach more than 100 million. The themes of the debate, chosen by moderator Lester Holt of NBC News, were “America’s Direction,” “Achieving Prosperity” and “Securing America.”
After discussing the economy, Trump’s tax returns, race relations, Obama’s birth certificate and terrorism at home and abroad, the debate turned to the issue of whether Clinton has a “presidential look.”
“She doesn’t have the look. She doesn’t have the stamina,” Trump insisted. “I don’t believe she has the stamina.”
Clinton shot back: “Well, as soon as he travels to 112 countries and negotiates a peace deal, a ceasefire, a release of dissidents and opening of new opportunities and nations around the world, or even spends 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina.”
Trump replied: “Let me tell you, Hillary has experience, but it’s bad experience. And this country can’t afford to have another four years of that kind of experience.”
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