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Republicans and Democrats declare victory after first presidential debate


This news story was published on September 27, 2016.
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DES MOINES – Republicans and Democrats in Iowa both declared victory after Monday night’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement on the first Presidential Debate:

“Tonight, Hillary Clinton did what she does best, she reinvented history. Donald Trump showed a clear vision for America, while Hillary Clinton showed why she is completely disqualified from serving as our next president. Americans are looking for a new direction after eight years of President Obama’s failures, but all we heard from her was more of the same stale pandering and falsehoods we’ve heard for the past two decades. If memorizing talking points is what it takes to be president, Hillary is right, she has been practicing for years. It isn’t surprising Donald Trump was the clear winner of tonight’s debate considering how Hillary Clinton continued her pattern of dishonesty and failed to fully explain her long history of unethical behavior.”

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Meanwhile, Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement on Hillary Clinton’s performance during last night’s presidential debate:

“Last night Hillary Clinton was on point. She was on topic, and she was on fire. Despite constant interruptions from Donald Trump, Clinton maintained her composure and delivered detailed plans that included an economic plan to invest in our infrastructure and small businesses. She behaved like a President, spoke like a President and emerged as the clear winner of the first presidential debate.

“True to form, Donald Trump was totally unprepared to answer tough, serious questions and relied on quips and sound bites for the entire 90 minutes. When pressed on specifics,Trump offered no clear plans and repeated false statements. At times, Trump appeared uncomfortable, unhinged and totally unfit to handle even the smallest crisis.

“With a recent poll showing the presidential race in Iowa in a virtual tie, the stakes were extremely high in last night’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Political pundits and media professionals set an incredibly high bar for Clinton and she still managed to clear it with ease. Clinton answered questions with meticulous answers and exhibited poise and confidence throughout the entire debate. Donald Trump, on the other hand, painfully struggled at times and basically admitted the reason for not releasing his tax returns is that he hasn’t paid any income taxes during some years. Trump appeared to be proud of his tax evasion and bragged, “that makes me smart”. Trump remained unapologetic when Clinton pointed out that Trump rooted for the 2006 housing crisis so he could profit financially. A bit out of character, Trump didn’t argue with Clinton and instead, he smugly replied, “that’s called business, by the way”.

“Iowa political operatives, bloggers and journalists chimed in with analysis and debate reaction on social media, and most reactions declared a Clinton victory.”

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14 Responses to Republicans and Democrats declare victory after first presidential debate

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 29, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    I see crooked Hillary hired CROOKED BERNIE SANDERS back to get the young (free stuff) vote – hell he pocketed $6,000,000 last time the demorats hired him to do a phony run against cunniligas in the primaries. Man ! What a bunch of democratic corruption…. TRUMP -TRUMP – TRUMP.

  2. Truthsayer Reply Report comment

    September 28, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    A vote for Hillary is a vote for Saudi America. She will make this country an unarmed Grand Central Station for terrorist activity. Trump is not perfect, but he is the lesser of two evils.

  3. Tax Payer Reply Report comment

    September 28, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    HOW THE HELL DID THIS COUNTRY EVER GET TO THIS POINT OF SUCH PATHETIC CHOICES FOR PRESIDENT ?

  4. David Reply Report comment

    September 28, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    only 4 news agencies report that hillery won the debate, I saw alist of over 2 dozen other news sites that people could vote on who they thought won and all of them said trump did. Time magazine had over 1.4 million people vote and trump won by a landslide.

    • Bodacious Reply Report comment

      September 28, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Yeah, I am sure you are right. Just like Donald told CBS this morning- he won all the polls including the CBS poll. The only problem was CBS didn’t have a poll. That probably accounts for all those polls you saw stating Trump won the debate.

        • bodacious Reply Report comment

          September 29, 2016 at 6:50 am

          That list is so leaning to the right that it tipped over. It doesn’t really matter because these polls don’t really mean anything. Who did these polls call? Or where were they placed? Or how did they phrase the question? One can find a poll almost any where that says what he/she wants it to say. I am sure Hilary supporters can find any number of polls stating she won. The Donald is a charlatan. He could care less about about you.

          • David

            September 29, 2016 at 7:36 am

            These polls didn’t call anybody, if you would have went to at least 1 of them you would have seen where it asks you to choose who you thought won the debate. Then it will show you the results and how many people actually voted.

          • bodacious

            September 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm

            David, here is what some of your ‘heroes’ said about the Donald’s performance in the debate.
            http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/6-conservative-talking-heads-who-hated-trumps-debate-performace

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 28, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Killary was like a root. Saying exactly what she was programmed to say. No mind of her own.

    • Bodacious Reply Report comment

      September 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      And the Donald did what we expected-showed he had no mind. What do you think he will do when one of our adversaries in this world calls him a liar or a S.O.B.? Is that something we really want to go to war over?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 28, 2016 at 5:35 pm

        That is better than being killed because someone ignores you and doesn’t do her job.

  6. Run while you can Reply Report comment

    September 27, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Everybody knows we all lose with these two. Ugh……….