Quotes of the First Presidential Debate

Written By Aaron Mathis

In the presidential debates on Monday evening, insults were hurled, facts were made up, and both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump proved to America that neither of them deserve a chance at the presidency.

After watching the debate last night, here are three quotes from each candidate that made me say, “WHAT?!?!?!?!”

Ladies first!

Hillary Clinton had some doozies in the debate.

“I think cyber security, cyber warfare will be one of the greatest challenges facing the next president”

This was said by the woman whose IT guy consulted Reddit to figure out how to batch change/delete emails, and had her emails on an unsecured server. I’m not a rocket scientist, but I’d say that if Hillary becomes president, that her own cyber security will be her greatest challenge. Hackers and governments from all over the world will be vying to hack the US president’s email.

“We have taken the homepage of my website, HillaryClinton.com and we’ve turned it into a fact checker. So if you want to see it in realtime, what the facts are, please go and take a look. . . .”

So I’m supposed to go to a presidential candidate’s website to see her fact check her and her opponent? If that doesn’t sound biased, I’m not sure what does.

“You know, I made a mistake using a private email.”

You think? Aside from violating classification laws and using an unsecured server, you deleted emails you did not want anyone to see. Something seems fishy.

But don’t let me disappoint you, Donald Trump did not do much better.

“So we have to get very, very tough on cyber and cyber warfare.” 

What is cyber? Cyber refers to computers and I understand cyber warfare, but why do we need to get tough on cyber? Is this a Freudian slip of Trump wanting to control the internets?

“I did not . . . . NOT!. . . . Facts. . . . . Why not?. . . . That makes me smart. . . . That’s for sure. . . .  Wrong!” 

This is a conglomeration of just a few of the times that Donald Trump interrupted the proceedings. Mr. Trump showed his lack of understanding of proper debate protocol, although it did make it slightly entertaining.

“. . . you do stop and frisk, which worked very well . . . “

While we could debate whether or not stop and frisk worked, you cannot, under any circumstance, debate the fact that stop and frisk is unconstitutional. There is now way around it. You can not randomly search people without probable cause. Probable cause means you saw them do a crime or there is some evidence as such. Random searches are as unconstitutional as the TSA.