LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK — The first General Election presidential debate will take place at Hofstra University tonight at 9 p.m. ET. You can watch the debate live here (we’re tapping into NBC News via YouTube [because PBS NewsHour stopped]) or you can find your preferred method by checking out the roundup from Recode.
Very much looking forward to tonight, rabble rousers! Catch you at 9pm ET/8pm CT.
Hillary Clinton in a power red suit and Donald Trump with a blue(dash of purplse?) tie.
Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton and he agree largely on childcare. He says he wants to battle China and the exporting of jobs.
Not sure what face Trump is making right now…..
Trump: “We have to stop these countries from stealing our companies and our jobs.”
Clinton: “Trickle-down economics… the most extreme version. I call it “Trumped” up trickle down.”
“We have to stop these countries from stealing our companies and our jobs.”-Trump
Trump to Clinton: “I want you to be very happy, it’s important to me”
This debate is smelling a bit… bias. Hoping it doesn’t go full Left.
Trump’s mentioning of China right now is both reminding me of how frustrated with our current system I am and making me hungry for Chinese food.
If Trump is smart, he’ll agree with Clinton saying we shouldn’t go back to bad policies and then tout his anti-NAFTA position again.
translation of what Hillary is saying: “Let’s keep going with the current failed policies and see how they play out!”
Fact-check: Clinton just lied saying Donald Trump believes that the Chinese invented global warming alarmism.
EVERY dem loves to mention solar panels – they are LITERALLY one of the most inefficient sources of energy. Look it up folks.
“I’ve thought about this quite a bit” Trump: “YEA for 30 years” LOL
Hillary Clinton is smart and knowledgable, but Donald Trump forcing the public to make a value judgement on her 30 year record.
If Donald Trump keeps slamming “30 years” and NAFTA, he’ll be up a few points tomorrow. He may have just won the debate.
Clinton is crushing him right now. She’s letting Trump look bitter and violent for talking over her.
Reader just tweeted this to me: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/265895292191248385
“You’re gonna regulate these businesses out of existence.” -Trump
“And take a look at mine also” -Trump . yummmmm
Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton: “No wonder you’ve been fighting ISIS your entire adult life.”
As of writing this – Trump’s website is literally down O_o – I blame ISIS
No one feels sorry for a liar. Donald Trump has free rein to get aggressive with Hillary Clinton because of her untrustworthiness numbers.
While Trump touts his background in economics, Clinton is pushing her experience in the senate and leveraging that to actually make decisions and provide clear, drawn-out plans.
HRC has really managed to get under Trump’s skin and push his buttons while maintaining her dignity.
No she isint, Jordan. The only thing drawn-out with her is silencing the women Bill raped.
Trump is cool as a cucumber; let’s see those emails HRC!
There has never been a debate like this. Ever.
After attacking “bait and switch,” Hillary Clinton bait and switches a long list of maybes on why Donald Trump hasn’t released his tax returns.
“We’ll guess. We’ll keep guessing.” — Hillary Clinton on why she’ll use every possible and impossible reason for why Trump hasn’t released returns.
Being a horrible person doesn’t disqualify her from winning this debate Lucian. That doesn’t mean she’s fit to be president though. Don’t confuse my unbiased observations as support for HRC. 😉
Trump literally just said, “I’m richer than you think I am.”
Hillary Clinton using her dead father (for the third time). Classy. Painfully awkward. debates debatenight
On point observations @Jordan
If you’ve ever merely given a cursory glance at a basic psychology book, you’d know Clinton is leveraging Trump’s personality against him. She’s finding his flaws and very, very, carefully exploiting them in order to get a reaction from him. I honestly have no clue how she’s done this and maintained her poise.
No she isn’t Jordan, if you’ve even looked at the cover of a psychology book, you’d realize that she’s sweating as he keeps using her *actual* record against her and her abysmal popularity ratings.
No she isn’t Jordan, if you’ve even looked at the cover of a psychology book, you’d realize that shes sweating as he keeps using her *actual* record against her and her abysmal popularity ratings.
Lucian, Lester Holt is sweating more than she is. Trump’s forehead is the color of our website header. Clinton is calm and presidential looking.
Liar, liar, pant suit on fire
YUGE oversight by Donald Trump to not slam Clinton crime bill here. Huge. Tactical mistake. debates
“You shouldn’t have a private [financial] motivation to fill public prisons” – HRC
During Hillary’s current ramble I was able to place an order on Amazon Prime’s new restaurant delivery feature & calculate spending exactly $20. Why did I need to spend exactly $20? BECAUSE right now, using the code EatLocal20 – you can save 20 off your first Amazon prime order, that’s right folks! Free food, and Sander’s isn’t the one giving it out.
Finally bringing up “superpredator”—Hillary Clinton’s horribly racist remark. debates
Hillary is the real “Super Predator” – look at her record silencing Bill’s rape victims
Lester Holt is a pathetic moderator. Cut Trump off already. At this point he’s being disrespectful.
Ew, I thought the audience not allowed to clap? Especially at Clinton’s trite “I’m prepared to be the next president” response
The Clinton campaign did invent birtherism in 2008. Fact.
Barack Obama is not an “African-American.” He was born to an African man and a white American woman. He is American. debates
@Lucian, can you please go more into detail about how you know about Obama’s sexual proclivities? Also, at least Obama hasn’t said he’d sleep with his daughter. Less than Trump can say. Being gay is fine, incest is not.
Left-wing debate. Holt set this question up so that Clinton could use her tired Trump-Russia line.
“Cyber warfare is important” – says the woman who didn’t take it seriously while serving as Sec State.
He was JUST ENDORSED BY ICE!!! Without them, most drinks just wouldn’t be as good.
If Hillary is elected, say goodby to cold beverages folks, oh… and national employment
Did Trump just say a government agency endorsed him? Hold on a minute….
So over this rigged debate.
ICE can’t endorse anyone, FYI @Lucian. It’s a gov’t agency.
Thanks for that fact check @Ali!
No, a basic, rudimental knowledge of how our borders are secured will indicate after mentioning border patrol agents, he was referring to the government agency.
No he wasn’t Jordan. He was talking about the frozen water that improves the standard of living for all American citizens.
I will conceded that he was totally rambling right there and I think both he and I lost track of what the hell he was talking about
This debate sucks.
“It’s getting a little bit old, I’m just gonna say” – Trump
I swear these idiots act like the president has a “launch nuclear weapons” button strapped to their waist like old women have those “help I can’t get up” panic buttons – that ISINT HOW IT WORKS, FOLKS
Is there a drinking game for this debate?
“Words matter.” Thank you, Hillary Clinton. That cleared that shit up.
LOL Ali. She sounds like my kindergarten teacher. AND my kindergarten teacher was as crooked as the day is long
Hillary Clinton talking to literally everyone else but American voters. Fitting.
DRINKING GAME: every time HRC obviously is reciting something pre-written (happening right now)
Hillary Clinton has the stamina of an ill patient. Oh wait. debates
As a side note: yesterday, while flying back from Louisianna, I had impeccably packed two bottles of southern Whiskey along with my belongings. When I opened my luggage the straps securing my incredible packing were undone, everything was shifted, which caused one of the bottles to break, spilling whiskey over half my clothing and books, and there was a little note on top of it all that said, “This bag was randomly searched by the TSA”. Now I have a piece of glass in my toe. That is why we need Trump in the White House ASAP.
My drinking game is a little different Lucian. Take a swig every time Trump interrupts Hillary and acts like a bully.
“Not a nice thing she’s done.” Donald, you’re running for President.
Agree with CNN’s Jake Tapper. First 20 minutes, Donald Trump ruled this debate. Then he took all of Hillary Clinton’s bait and it was chaos. I’m done.
CBSN is replaying clips of The Donald showing out…. God help the republican party.