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Debate Review: Trump and Clinton in a Clash of Styles

September 27, 2016

You probably have your mind made up about who you're voting for, or do you?!?!?

Just as Donald Trump exploded the primary process through unprecedentedly aggressive blasts of campaign rhetoric and insults, Trump exploded the institution of the presidential debate by yelling over Hillary Clinton, dominating the 90 minutes on Monday night with a near-unceasing barrage of interruptions and scorn. He was a human live-tweet, critiquing Clinton’s statements as she said them, inserting comments in the middle of her answers: “Wrong!” “Not true!” “Why not?”

Trump took full advantage of the format, which frequently seemed to be almost no format at all. Moderator Lester Holt would ask a question, ask for a two-minute response from one of the candidates, and then near-chaos ensued nearly every time. If Trump was asked the question first, he answered and then often interrupted or talked through Clinton’s response.

Clinton maintained a smile throughout much of the debate, but as the minutes ticked by, the smile was a measure of silence — Trump let loose a seemingly unstoppable flow of phrases familiar to anyone who’s heard his stump speech (“we should have taken the oil” “law and order” “Iran was one of the worst deals in history”). By the final half-hour, Trump was also interrupting Holt — “Excuse me! Excuse me” “This is important!” — while Clinton was left standing looking straight ahead. Get the rest here https://www.yahoo.com/tv/debate-review-trump-and-clinton-in-a-clash-of-styles-032854789.html