Hillary destroyed Donald Trump

We have a winner.

Hillary Clinton absolutely, deliciously and definitively destroyed Donald Trump in tonight’s presidential debate.

The debate started slow. Throughout the first half hour, it felt like a typical old, boring presidential debate. Hillary looked good, great in fact. Trump looked as though he chose to forgo any make-up (he looked corpse-y). But, to his credit, Trump was calm, collected, and decidedly not crazy.

Then things changed.

Hillary managed to poke Trump a few times. I don’t even recall what the first poke was, perhaps it was berating Trump for his support of Putin. And trump lost it. LOST IT. It was like watching Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live. Trump would interrupt Hillary, mid-sentence, with a single word: “wrong.”

But the worst, most appalling part of the debate was when Trump refused to say whether he’d accept the results of the election. Hillary ripped Trump for it, as did every other observer besides Trump’s paid shills. The Trump surrogates and staff even tried to compare Trump’s near-call for a revolution to the contested election of 2000. As if Al Gore contested the election. He didn’t. As CNN’s Gloria Borger pointed out, Gore was ready to concede when the Florida Secretary of State called him and told Gore that there was going to be an automatic recount, and thus the election wasn’t over.

Another telling moment was when Trump called Hillary “a nasty woman.” It was gratuitous, nasty, and venomous. It was a moment of pure honesty — the real Donald Trump showed through in spades. Here is that moment:

Bottom line: Hillary killed it. Trump needed a big win tonight — a huge win. And Hillary destroyed him. He was exposed as an intellectual and emotional lightweight who isn’t fit to serve as president. Hillary, on the other hand, came across smart, cool, collected and presidential. There is no question who is prepared to lead our country.

My friend Alan Klein and I sat down immediately after debate and talked it through. You can watch that discussion here:

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11 Responses to “Hillary destroyed Donald Trump”

  1. dcinsider says:

    You don’t give HRC enough credit. The reason Trump destroyed Trump was becasue her team figured out his pressure points and applied pressure. It was psychological warfare by a smart person against a dope, and it was a thing of beauty.

  2. HandsomeMrToad says:

    I’m thinking of buying one for my mom.

  3. Badgerite says:

    That clip you posted from the debate is unreal. There is Hilary Clinton talking about Social Security and how to ensure its solvency and the Trump Monster calls her a “nasty woman” and puts the most ridiculous smirk on his face as if he has actually accomplished something. What a ffffffffffing TURD.

  4. arc99 says:

    Hillary Clinton has been under investigation by her political opponents since she was First Lady. We know who and what she is. To think that after almost a quarter century of constant scrutiny of this woman, we still do not know everything is beyond ridiculous

  5. 2patricius2 says:

    Good discussion.

  6. Jimmy says:

    You have to wonder if Trump even cares at this point. He seems determined to make this the ugliest election ever and attack every aspect of our democracy. Only the most rabid of his base and those who are Never Hillary will buy into his crap. I think Hillary Clinton is very lucky to have this guy as her opponent. If someone more moderate had come out of the primaries she could be facing a much tougher time of it in terms of convincing the electorate to vote for her.

  7. To Serve Man says:

    Trump destroyed Trump. Hillary is lucky to have him. Anyone else might have exposed her for what she is.

  8. Duke Woolworth says:

    Trump did himself in. Hillary kept her cool and all watched him self destruct.

  9. Anna Haney says:

    Omg! I loved listening to you both so much! I had to share! I really would worry for Hillary’s safety now. I haven’t heard concerns, but his insanity is so catchy with certain people. What I love the most is that he put her down for studying for the debate. Hehehe. She put on her red lipstick and kicked ass.

  10. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    “Trump refused to say whether he’d accept the results of the election.”

    This is worrisome. Trump doesn’t care about the country. He is more than willing to throw the country under the bus.

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