Livetweeting the First Presidential Debate
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off for the first time. Here are a few key takeaways.
The first presidential debate of 2016 is now in the books. "Surreal" was a word that kept being repeated during the post-debate coverage, and for good reason. Moderator and NBC anchor Lester Holt tried his best to hold it together, but it wasn't long before things went slightly off the rails. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was his usual blustery self, often interupting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Clinton got in a few good jabs of her own as well. Despite pleas from Holt, the crowd at Hofstra University errupted in fits of applause several times for each candidate.
In the aftermath, little ground was won for either side. No clear winner was crowned, with both sides spinning it in their favor.
Throughout the night, we were there to give our commentary. Contributing Editor, Jim Wertz took to twitter to highlight a few notable takeways, as well as provide his own insights and biting reactions.
"I want us to do more to support people who balance family and work." -
Trump giving the same speech he gave in Erie 2 mos ago.
"We have to stop these countries from stealing our jobs." -
Trump was about to score on NAFTA and then he got distracted by the light.
"I made a mistake using a private email....It was a mistake and I take responsibility for it."
Trump just described world peace like Tony Soprano. "Pay us and nothing bad will happen."