Thursday, 20 October 2016

The major talking points as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spar off in 'nasty' presidential debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Republican party and Democratic party presidential candidates on Wednesday night sparred off in the third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas which was anchored by Chris Wallace of Fox News.
A lot of issues were raised and debated upon, from abortion to handling ISIS, crisis in Aleppo to Donald Trump's sexual misconduct allegations and Hillary Clinton's foundation alleged mismanagement of funds.

Read excerpts from the highly thrilling debate after the cut...

On Aleppo
Trump: Aleppo was a disaster. What has happened is sad. And a lot of it is because of Hillary Clinton.
If she (Hillary) did nothing, we would have been in a much better shape. She is willing to take in thousands of refugees and many of them may be IS aligned
Clinton: We’ve had millions of people leave Syria. I think we could strike a deal and make it very clear to the Russians and Syrians that this is he best deal that we could make to help Syria.

On ISIS and Mosul
Trump says Bernie Sanders made big mistake by supporting Clinton
Trump: We had Mosul, but when she(Hillary) left and took everybody out, we lost Mosul.
Goal would be to take back Mosul( from ISIS), I know that it will be a tough fight
Iran will be beneficiary of US involvement in Mosul
Clinton: Once again Donald is implying that he didn’t support the invasion of Iraq.
Google Donald Trump- Iraq and you will find sources which say he was in favour of invasion.
We will go after Baghdadi like we went after Bin Laden when you(Trump) were doing celebrity apprentice

On Abortion
Clinton: I will defend planned parenthood. Donald has said there will be some kind of punishment for women who get an abortion. Abortion is one of the worst possible choices that women and their families have to make
Trump: It’s terrible what Hillary is saying. Because you can take the baby and rip the baby on the last day of the 9th month. And I cannot agree with that.

On gun control
Trump: I believe in the protecting the second amendment and I am very proud to have the endorsement of National Rifle Association.
Clinton: I respect the tradition of gun ownership, but we must have “reasonable regulation


Q: How will you ensure that the second amendment is protected?
Clinton: I support the second amendment but I also believe there needs to be reasonable restrictions
Trump: We need a SC which will uphold the second amendment , which is under siege:
Q: Where do you want to see the Court take the country?
Hillary Clinton: The Supreme Court needs to stand at the side of the US people and not the powerful corporation
Donald Trump: Would appoint conservative, pro-life Supreme Court justices

On election results:
Trump: Media is so dishonest and corrupt and they are corrupting the minds of the people
I will look at the election result at the time
Clinton: Trump has claimed everything from the FBI to the Emmy’s are rigged.


Clinton Foundation
Trump: Clinton Foundation is a criminal enterprise. What happened with the Clinton Foundation in Haiti is a disgrace
Clinton: Clinton Foundation spends 90% of donations for people and I am proud to say this
Trump: You took money from Saudi Arabia for Clinton Foundation, you talk of women’s rights, they throw gays off buildings. Why don't you give the money back to Saudi Arabia.

On sexual misconduct allegations
Trump: Nobody has more respect for women than I do. Nobody
(Audience laughs, moderator asks for silence)
Trump: Those stories have been largely debunked. I didn’t even apologise to my wife because I didn’t do anything wrong
Clinton: Donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger.

On jobs and economy
Trump: If you (Hillary) become president, this country is going to be in some mess.
Clinton: I personally believe that the steps that President Obama took saved the economy.
Trump: Our country is stagnant. We’ve lost our jobs, we’ve lost our businesses.


Trump: Her tax plan is a disaster. We will have a massive, massive tax increase under Hillary Clinton’s plan
During President Obama’s regime, we have doubled our national debt. Our jobs are being taken up by the deals that her husband signed. Our jobs have fled to Mexico and other places.
I am going to create new deals, we are gonna cut taxes massively.
Right now, our country is dying at 1% GDP

Clinton: We are going to go where the money is - we will have the wealthy pay their fair share.
When middle class thrives, America thrives. I want to help small businesses, make sure women get equal pay DonaldTrump’s plan is to create another recession-like situation

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