On the evening of September 26, 2016, two rival candidates faced off in one of the most anticipated debates in the history of politics. Republican vs. Democrat, Trump vs. Hillary. Despite the hype of this event, it seems that Hillary has taken the debate over Trump by extensively answering the questions directly and showing how she is capable of taking the job to lead the country in the direction of success.
It became apparent throughout the debate to which candidate had spent time preparing, and who had decided to "wing it". Trump's seemingly eternal rants only resulted in millions of heads shaking and blunt comments to TV screens. American's watching everywhere were thrown off by obvious lies and Trump's ability to dodge any question tossed his way. On the other hand, Hillary was a confident speaker and was clearly prepared to give a speech of a future president. Her sharp, witty comments in rebuttal to Trump's claims showed her as a strong yet soft/relatable person.
In contradiction to Trump's ability to rant pointlessly for two minutes, Hillary was answering questions promptly and with evidence and specific incidents to back up her claims. By not preparing for this debate, Trump dug himself a hole. His sole option was to attempt to bash Hillary and all of her ideas, his own plan ended up working against him. Hillary knew going into the debate that Trump's strategy was to attack her and what she believes in. Despite his actions, Hillary was able to keep her cool, and follow through with her thoughts and show her audience how she can be successful in this specific place of power.
All in all, some might think that Trump's ability to refute with aggression is a positive, but not when trying to decide who should be the next president of the United States. Trump back himself into a wall by not preparing for this debate, and it costed him both popularity and possibly being the president.