So Braggadocios: Topics & Responses From The First Presidential Debate

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Like most, we watched the first presidential debate last night and in between furiously tweeting frighteningly hilarious things that were said, we managed to dictate a few memorable quotes from the candidates.



1. On the housing crisis:

Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of rooting for the housing crisis so he could buy property.

Donald Trump said, “That’s called business by the way” as a response to Clinton.



2. On race:

Hillary Clinton said: “Race still determines too much.”

Donald Trump thinks stop and frisk should be reinstated nationwide.


3. On the war in Iraq:

Donald Trump said: “I WAS NOT FOR THE WAR IN IRAQ.”

Hillary: “Please, Fact-Checkers, get to work!”



4. On cyber security:

Trump: “I’d like to just say that I was just endorsed by over 200 admirals” (wait…what?)


Clinton would like to do an intensive intelligence sweep to make sure we are stopping the threat from home.


5. On Clinton’s ability to be president:

Clinton: “I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And, yes, I did. You know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president.”

Trump: “She doesn’t have the stamina”

Clinton again: “When Donald Trump spends 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina.”



6. On airports:

Trump: “Our airports are like a third world country.”

Clinton did not mention anything about airports…


7. On if you will support the other candidate if they win:

Trump: “If she wins, I will absolutely support her.”

Clinton: “I support our democracy. I hope the people out there understand that this election is up to you.”


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