Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Trump Vs. Hillary Part 1
Yesterday night marked the first of three Presidential Debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Coming into this debate it was supposed to be one the most watched TV events in the modern and one of the most interesting debates we have ever seen and it lived up to those expectations. As the debate moved along it almost seemed as if it was two different debates. One, from Clinton that was to the point and professional and second from Trump that was all over the place. Hillary Clinton won the first Presidential Debate simply because she was more informed and better prepared than Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton's debate was crisp, polished, professional and careful. Throughout the debate she was on top of her game, having a response to everything Trump said. At times she even seemed over prepared and she had a lot of facts to back up her statements. She stated facts about how Trumps plan and her plan for creating jobs would play out in America. She also had evidence that was proved by "fact checkers" to be right whereas most of what Donald Trump said was either false or only somewhat true. She appealed to the audience by using logos and stating facts that were proven to be correct and giving the audience reasons why her plans will work. She gave the audience a logical reason to vote for her. While Hillary Clinton was almost over prepared for this debate Donald Trump was not. Trump's debate was aggressive, attacking, and pointing the blame to Hillary. Although there were a couple of times when Trump landed hard blows, his debate was all over the place and at some times hard to follow. Trump's answers were more about directing the blame to Hillary and saying what needs to be fixed rather than actually talking about how he is going to fix those issues. Trump appealed to the audience through ethos; saying that everything bad that's happened is either because of Clinton or Obama and that they have had significant time to fix these issues. He tells Americans that he is going to make America great again without actually saying how. He talked about how this country cannot go another four years with a President like Hillary. Clinton's ability to use evidence and facts when answering questions was a better game plan that Trump's which included interrupting, directing blame, and dancing around the question.
It was very obvious to see that Clinton and Trump took two different approaches coming into this debate. Clinton came in prepared and knew almost everything whereas Trump came in there and was free-wheeling. Hillary Clinton's preparation leading up to this debate led to her ultimately winning this debate and if Donald Trump wants to stay in this race he better start preparing for October 9th immediately.