My notes from start to finish…rough and raw…I wrote as I watched last night:
Lester Holt, right off the bat, was biased “record job growth”…not according to a lot of economists who would not consider part time jobs for PhD’s, etc., good jobs. Other than that, I thought Holt was okay. Very dignified guy; it wasn’t easy to reign in Trump.
TRUMP; STOP SCOWLING for ONE minute. (He didn’t listen to me) I was surprised none of his handlers told him not to scowl and to please even smile from time to time. He has an engaging smile he rarely uses and it’s a great unused weapon…
He got Hillary’s goat a few times and her poor little lips pursed. I like that 🙂 She is utterly ridiculous when she and her minions harp on how Trump’s tax breaks are for his family. As if someone would actually do that….”ya, I’m going to make it easy for ME”…She’s so entrenched in hate for anybody else with money she says some pretty dumb stuff, don’t you think?
TRUMP SEEMED SMARTER TO ME THAN BEFORE… A good thing. He was pretty quick and pretty clever. And lucky he wasn’t really grilled on any international things he wouldn’t have known.
He said something about “minutes living in hell”…. I forget the context now, darn, but it was a GOOD remark.
STOP AND FRISK..very controversial. Fact Check will see if Holt was right or wrong for saying it had been ruled unconstitutional. My recollection is that Trump was right. By morning (I’m writing this Monday night), I’m sure we’ll know. Unless he was right, then the media will remain mute. I like when Trump says “profiling bad people is okay”…bravo
I THOUGHT HE WAS FAIRLY PRESIDENTIAL AND WOULD HAVE PUT HIMSELF OVER THE TOP IF ONLY HE’D SMILED AT LEAST TWICE. HE DIDN’T.
I loved when Trump said we’ve been unfair to minorities and lamented what our lib politicians have allowed to happen. Good PR with minority voters.
Trump said inner cities are in trouble and Clinton jumped to how mean he is suggesting there are no good Black families. That leap of hers was ridiculous and stupid, frankly. He didn’t mean that AT ALL and you’d have to be in the Clinton family or go to Harvard to think it wasn’t stupid.
I FOUND HILLARY CONTRIVED AND PHONY…almost as if she was on teleprompter. She had done a LOT OF MEMORIZATION for certain subjects…and hand waving, cutting the air like she does. UGH.
CLINTON ticked me off talking about how too many of Trump’s supporters “jump to conclusions” with minorities ..etc…implying we’re all racists and bigots. Again.
Trump didn’t handle the BIRTHER thing great but not too bad…mentioning Patty Doyle and Blumenthal and what they’ve ‘fessed up to was good…not greatly effective but okay. The whole subject was a little bit tough. And, of course, Clinton again implied that Trump supporters are racists “they wanted to believe Obama wasn’t born in America.”
It threw me when she just came out and said “Trump has a record of engaging in racist behavior” Ridiculous…how DARE she? As if screwing poor Black Democrat voters isn’t racist?
She accused him of not selling to Blacks (or renting..) and he said he never admitted guilt and still got off the federal lawsuit..
TRUMP REALLY REALLY MESSED UP….I BELIEVE THE SCARIEST MOMENT WAS WHEN HE SAID “SOMEBODY WHO’S ON HIS BED WEIGHING 400 POUNDS!’ …COULD COMMIT CYBER ATTACKS. NOT A GOOD THING…..REALLY NOT GOOD….Did you catch that? To me, that was one of THE lowest of his moments…and scariest, one the media will run with..legitimately. He really is so mean and nasty at times.
ONE FINAL THING; TRUMP DID NOT SUPPORT THE IRAQ WAR. WHAT HE SAID TO STERN WAS OFFHANDED AND SOMETHING ANYBODY’D SAY….HE ABSOLUTELY WAS AGAINST IT, ALL EVIDENCE POINTS TO THAT. Holt denied that, which I found wrong, and I was kind of glad Trump stood up for himself….He got a bit rowdy but I can’t blame him and I DO like how he nails the mainstream media.
ANOTHER LOW POINT WAS ‘I HAVE A BETTER TEMPERAMENT’…. Not a good thing to come out and say like that…it sound petulant and childish. “I have a winning temperament” …No, Donald, you really don’t. Clinton got VERY jovial on all of this, her little smile was very sarcastic and …icky. I believe that was his worse moment. And she knew it.
I LOVED WHEN TRUMP SAID ‘HILLARY DOES HAVE EXPERIENCE……….BAD EXPERIENCE!!” THAT WAS PRICELESS AND I’M HOPING IT’S STILL RINGING IN SOME EARS! About 100 million ears.
SO, THAT’S MY TAKE…my little notes as I watched. How about YOU? THOUGHTS?
WHO WON THE DEBATE, FOLKS?!