Friday, September 30, 2016

Does the presidential debate have a winner?

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    In the first presidential debate Hillary Clinton demolished Trump with her arguments, maturity and the obvious preparation for this debate. Trump was targeting Hillary personally, interrupting and just lying during the debate. Clinton not only expressed good ways to solve current problems but she dealt with Trump well throughout the entire debate, this is why Clinton won.
    Throughout the debate Clinton used a good variety of logos and pathos. Whenever asked a question she had a logical answer about how to fix the problem presented. When Trump was asked any question he would either ramble about other topics, explain how the problem was created (but had no voice about how to fix it) or explain how Clinton is at fault for this problem. Hillary used logos throughout the debate to get her point across. At one point Trump said Hillary did not have the stamina to be Americas next President. Clinton calmly waited for her turn to speak and then said "As soon as he travels to 112 countries and negotiates a peace deal, and a cease fire, a release of dissidents, an opening of new opportunities in nations around the world, or even spends 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina". This was definitely one of the more popular moments of the debate because it uses logos and it also makes Trump look like a fool.
    Clinton did not only put up good solutions in her answers, she steadily reacted well to the unpredictable side of Donald Trump. Trump would constantly talk about an issue in America and then say that the whole problem started because of secretary Clinton. At one point when Trump was asking a question he talked for a minute and a half solely about how he has an amazing temperament, and that Clinton's temperament is out of control. When it is Clinton's turn to talk she brings up how one time Trump said he would blow the Iranian sailors out of the water and start another war, and as she is talking Trump just leans into the mic and says "That would not start another war". This is one of many situations like this in the debate. Hillary constantly stayed calm and collected while constantly being blamed for all of Americas problems while Trump was all over the place and out of control. 
     Trump wasn't good at answering questions throughout the debate, he often tried to use pathos to cover up his lack of knowledge on the subject. When he did answer a question with logos, it was usually a lie. Many times throughout the debate Trump said things that were just not true, and denied it when he was called out. At one point when asked about stop and frisk, he talked about how well it worked in New York. When the moderator explains that stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional because it was seen as racial profiling, Trump first responded saying "No, you're wrong" and then saying "The argument is that we have to take the guns away from these people who have them and are bad people that shouldn't have them". Those were his exact words. Clearly Trump does not the attitude or personality to be America's next President. 

1 comment:

  1. I agree with your argument in that Hillary was more prepared and knew more things going into this debate while Trump was all ove the place, never answering a question directly and always interrupting secretary Clinton.