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'Weird' Al Yankovic Turns Presidential Debate Into New Anthem: 'Bad Hombres, Nasty Women' Fact-checking the third presidential debate: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton’s lies and half-truths. Luckily for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, telling a lie does not disqualify a candidate from the presidency.

Fact-checking the third presidential debate: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton’s lies and half-truths

In the third presidential debate, the Republican and Democratic nominees both displayed a casual disregard for the truth. Clinton Got Trump To Take The Bait. Again. The debate that became a battle of interruptions. Log In. To save articles or get newsletters, alerts or recommendations – all free.

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Don't have an account yet? Create an account » Log In. Did Donald Trump Just Admit That He's Going To Lose The Election? Donald Trump’s greatest debate hits: Say farewell to the most insane performer in political history. If there is any justice in this world, Wednesday night will be the last time we will ever see Donald Trump on the presidential debate stage.

Donald Trump’s greatest debate hits: Say farewell to the most insane performer in political history

What’s remarkable about typing that sentence is that his presence on that stage and in this race seems just as surreal today as it did a little over 14 months ago when the Republicans held their very first presidential debate of the 2016 cycle in Cleveland. Political junkies gathered excitedly to see if this unlikely frontrunner was going to fall apart or make an irreversible gaffe before the whole country. We’re still doing that. Give the man his due: He’s a high-wire act who has managed to keep up all riveted for more than a year, just waiting for him to fall. Bill O'Reilly Told Colbert That Trump Needs to Quit His Whining - Colbert Helps President Obama with His Resume. They've come a long way since that first meeting.

Bill O'Reilly Told Colbert That Trump Needs to Quit His Whining - Colbert Helps President Obama with His Resume

Stephen Colbert and Bill O'Reilly seemed like the best of pals on The Late Show last night, and O'Reilly, in particular, seemed incredibly reasonable about the current state of the election. He granted, without much hesitation, that Trump's answers have been ridiculous when asked for specifics on his policy proposals. The Second Presidential Debate. In case you missed it, I took the time to transcribe the entire second presidential debate.

The Second Presidential Debate

Here’s what happened: Martha Raddatz: Hi I’m Martha. Anderson Cooper: And I’m Anderson. Presidential Debate: Here’s What You Missed. Donald Trump Acknowledges Not Paying Federal Income Taxes for Years. Photo explicitly acknowledged for the first time during Sunday’s debate that he used a $916 million loss that he reported on his 1995 income tax returns to avoid paying personal federal income taxes for years.

Donald Trump Acknowledges Not Paying Federal Income Taxes for Years

Mr. Trump’s response — “Of course I do. Twitter Reactions to Donald Trump Standing Behind Hillary Clinton at Debate. Kellyanne Conway shrugs off Trump’s call to jail Clinton as a ‘quip’ Trump vs. Clinton: Here are three key moments from the second debate. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the second presidential debate (Screenshot) Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took the debate stage Sunday evening.

Trump vs. Clinton: Here are three key moments from the second debate

We asked three scholars from the Washington University in St. Louis, where the debate was held, to pick a key quote from the evening and tell us why it was important. Rebecca Wanzo. Trump v Clinton: Sex, lies and videotape at US presidential debate. Trump v Clinton: Sex, lies and videotape at US presidential debate. Mike Pence “won” because he was shameless about denying reality. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters, Paneikon The vice presidential debate does not move votes, and will not move votes.

Mike Pence “won” because he was shameless about denying reality.

People commit to parties, and then they commit to the top of the ticket. Almost no one backs a ticket (or switches sides) because of the running mate. This fact—that these debates, in a real sense, don’t matter—makes it tempting to treat them as pure political theater, judged on style and poise. Jamelle Bouie is Slate’s chief political correspondent. By that standard, Indiana Gov. But politics isn’t pure theater, and we shouldn’t use that standard. That is not to say that Kaine was a paragon of virtue. Pence, by contrast, was extraordinary. Most vice presidential nominees are eager to defend their running mates, to put their reputations on the line as advocates for the men (and now women) who would elevate them into the second highest office in American government.

“I can’t imagine,” said Kaine at the opening of the debate, “how Gov. Theconversation. The vast majority of pundits declared Hillary Clinton the decisive winner of this week’s debate.


This includes both conservative and liberal pundits. For instance, Douglas Schoen of Fox News wrote: “She was ready for all of his quips with a litany of detail that may have bored the viewer at points, but showed why she is winning on qualifications, experience and temperament in every poll.” Seth Meyers roasts Trump supporters: His rallies have become episodes of ‘The Maury Povich Show’ Not even a nationally televised vice presidential debate could pull Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump out of the tailspin he’s in. The goal for last night’s debate should have been an easy one.

All Mike Pence had to do was appeal to swing voters, not screw up and “not take advice from his running mate,” suggested Seth Meyers on Tuesday’s “Late Night.” Meyers explained that not only was Trump’s debate performance last week terrible, he then proceeded to dwell on how “not terrible” it was for the remainder of the week. “He’s like the kid who wets the bed at a sleepover and a week later is still going, ‘I’m telling you, I spilled my juice box!” So, while Trump spent most of his week taking a victory lap for losing the debate, he also was making excuses for why people might not have thought he did as well as he should.

All Trump had to do was nine sentences, but it took him 25-minutes to get there. Vice Presidential Debate: 5 Top Moments To Watch. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., left, and Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., speak during the vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. Mike Pence To America: Trump Never Said Those Things He Said. John Oliver dismantles ‘racist toddler’ Donald Trump’s ‘incoherent nonsense’ about winning the debate. Maher scalds Trump over debate performance: Stop being a ‘whiny little b*tch’ — you lost. Belittling and “braggadocious”: Donald Trump was Donald Trump — the only surprise is that anyone is surprised. About 15 minutes before the debate began on Monday night, Newt Gingrich tweeted out a very accurate summation of the low expectations that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was going to have to hurdle to “win” the evening’s festivities. Trump “will pass the test of being adequately competent and will get a big boost in acceptability,” Gingrich announced.

Adequately competent! Was the former House speaker being sincere or snarky? Or is he still wounded because Trump passed him over for vice president and engaging in a little passive-aggressive behavior like a man stuck in a loveless marriage? In any case, Trump failed to even clear the low bar of adequate competence that Gingrich set for him. Wayne Barrett on Trump's Debate Performance: 'He Was Trying Too Hard' Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10:16 a.m. Perhaps no one is as intimately acquainted with Donald Trump’s particular brand of crazy as Wayne Barrett, the former Village Voice reporter who has been chronicling the big orange menace since the late 1970s. He did some of the earliest investigative work into Trump-the-developer when he first came onto the scene in that era, and went on to write the definitive — and decidedly unauthorized — biography of the man, Trump: The Deals and the Downfall. After Monday night’s debate, we caught up with Barrett — who accepted the Urban Journalism Award from City Limits, a publication started by Village Voice alumni in the late Seventies, a few hours before the candidates hit the stage — to get his thoughts on the debate and what it might mean for the remainder of the campaign.

Like many students of Trump, Barrett isn’t expecting the candidate's poor performance to throw his loyal supporters. The 10 Most Bizarro Moments of the Debate—and Just After. The much anticipated first presidential debate of 2016 between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump exceeded all expectations. It was straight out of bizarroworld. Any pundit who says Trump came out on top has got to be entirely in Trump's pocket. Even some of the conservative ones, like John Podhoretz in the New York Post who railed against his "debate incompetence," "laziness and vanity," said he lost. But then again, there's no debate club scoring this bout, and there is no telling what effect this peculiar performance will have in the coming weeks.

Still, let us celebrate some of the craziest moments in this most recent culmination of this long strange trip. 1. Trump, who always has the best health, had a strange case of the sniffles throughout the night. Donald Trump, Debate Loser, Attempts Damage Control - Rolling Stone. 10 Hilarious 2016 Presidential Debate Memes. According to political pundits and much of social media, Hillary was the clear winner of the first debate... (Photo) “Down goes Trump! Down goes Trump!”: Burdened by his basket of deplorables, Donald Trump was easily knocked out by Hillary Clinton.

Watched by more than 80 million people, last night’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had the feel of a heavyweight title fight. Donald Trump the boisterous, blustery, mean, undisciplined, heavy-hitting and much-hyped brawler has destroyed all his previous foes. He is a bully who embraces his role as a destroyer of men. Across from him stood Clinton, an uninspiring, uninteresting and yet undeniably talented pugilist.

The cage match debate: Why Donald Trump will defeat Hillary Clinton tonight. Later in 2015, I predicted that the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would be much closer than most political pundits and other experts expected. Again, I was correct. I have another prediction to make. Hillary won the first debate (it helps to be prepared) Well, they were both themselves. And Hillary Clinton was the winner. Ing the First Debate. Summary LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — The first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump certainly kept fact-checkers busy. FactChecking the First Presidential Debate - 2016. The Onion - America's Finest News Source. Poll: 89% Of Debate Viewers Tuning In Solely To See Whether Roof Collapses.

NBC’s wasted opportunity: The “Commander-in-Chief” forum was a complete bust. On Wednesday night, NBC hosted something they called the “Commander-in-Chief Forum.” It was a back-to-back set of interviews with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that, in the hands of a capable and incisive interviewer with a firm grasp of national security issues, might have provided us with a rigorous public examination of the two presidential candidates’ qualifications to serve as the civilian commander of our armed forces.

Mark Cuban Has Debate Recommendations For Hillary Clinton: Ridicule Him. <a class="icopyright-article-tools-noscript" href=" target="_blank" title="Main menu of all reuse options"><img height="25" width="27" border="0" align="bottom" alt="[Reuse options]" src=" Click here for reuse options! </a> Billionaire Mark Cuban knows Donald Trump.

On this morning's Morning Joe, Cuban had some advice for Hillary Clinton: laugh, ridicule, belittle, and smirk. Brutal ‘My temperament’ ad hits Trump hard on his lack of self-control. Trump's Big Debate Lie on Global Warming - Rolling Stone. The clash of the titans in the first general-election debate at Hofstra University on Monday, September 26th, wasn't a contest. Trump came out like a dervish, yelling and badgering Clinton, seeking to knock her on her heels. He didn't succeed. Clinton, in a fire-red power suit, weathered Trump's opening barrage with a smile. Then in her course, proceeded to stick him with daggers as if she were Arya Stark. 19 WTF Moments From the First Presidential Debate - Rolling Stone. The debate stage was set for maximum tension. Ahead of Monday's face-off, the candidates were virtually tied in the polls: The Real Clear Politics average showed Clinton hanging on to a wisp of a lead, just 1.5 percent, in a four-way race.

For a period the same day, one polling model suggested that if the election were held that day, Trump had a better chance of winning than Clinton – the first time that's happened since the conventions in July. Historically, debates change the margin by an average 2.6 percentage points, per FiveThirtyEight, meaning that if Trump "won," he could easily vault into the lead. The asymmetrical expectations were especially foreboding: Clinton had by all accounts been hunkered down every spare moment for weeks practicing and studying for this moment. Trump, his aides insisted, practically refused to do any kind of preparation at all. And it showed. Here were the most memorable and bizarre moments of the evening. Trump, Clinton Distort Facts on Jobs, Taxes And More In First Debate.

Stephen Colbert Has Donald Trump's Sniffing Problem All Figured Out. Why Hillary Clinton Won the First Presidential Debate Against Donald Trump. Why some people think Trump snorted cocaine or Adderall before Monday’s presidential debate. Scottie Nell Hughes: Trump’s infidelities don’t count because he’s ‘friends’ with his ex-wives. ‘Morning Joe’ panel slaps Kellyanne Conway’s spin: Palin sounded like Kissinger compared to Trump.