September 26th, 2016 marked the first presidential debate between the two candidates that you see above and the was supposed to be the most watched debate ever. This debate in my opinion lived up to the hype but it was somewhat a one sided debate with the advantage going to Hillary because she had answered questions with concise answer, whereas Donald Trump dodged questions as if he were Floyd Mayweather dodging punches.
Donald Trump admittedly did not prepare for this debate and it showed because of the way he dodged questions and answered them with what he wanted to say, focused on making Hillary look bad instead of him doing well, and awkwardly denying statements that everyone knew were true. His ability to dodge questions and then blame them on Hillary worked hand and hand in this debate because when he was asked a question he would answer it how he wanted then continue to say "politicians like Hillary", and this continued all night. It was so noticeable that Hillary acknowledged it, during one of Trumps rants Hillary says " I guess by the end of the night I'll be blamed for everything" and Trump responds by saying "why not". Here and there Trump had a few good jabs at Hillary like her 33,000 emails that were deleted and the shots she took and President Obama but not she says everything is good between them, but even then Hillary came back with her own with the fact that Trump has not released his taxes, has under paid workers, filed for business bankruptcy multiple times, and was sued multiple times for discrimination. The difference of these two candidates attacks were the effectiveness of them, when Hillary decided to attack Trump it felt like it would hurt his reputation more then when Trump attacked Hillary. Not only that but some of his attacks were turned right back around to negatively affect him, like when he was all around meet people and Hillary was not she responded by saying I was preparing for this debate and to be president which was a huge blow.
During this debate Donald Trump heavily leaned of ethos and his business while Hillary focused on logos which in my opinion is the best way to go. Ethos was used by Donald trump because when he look at all of the wrong that has been done has occurred due to Obama or Clinton and they have not done anything to fix the issues. It was impossible for Trump to use logos because he never answered a question properly. But for Hillary every fix or thing she has in plan she had facts to back it up and for that reason alone Hillary could have and in fact did win this debate.