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Hillary Clinton listens to Donald Trump Monday night. (Hill ’n Holler photo from C-SPAN live stream)

Hillary Clinton listens to Donald Trump Monday night. (Hill ’n Holler photo from C-SPAN live stream)

cpd-logo-3Hempstead, N.Y. — What debate? This first so called presidential debate deteriorated into rounds of “He said/She said,” we’ve heard it all before
Character assassination is not a form of debate.
Did we the American people learn anything tonight?
Well, Donald Trump said he would absolutely support Hillary if she wins the Presidential election this November. This was a pallid presidential debate.
Of course the big question is which one of these stellar candidates would you trust with their fingers on the Nuclear Arms button? The clear answer that surfaced tonight was neither one of them!
This sorry display of non-incisive journalism made me regret the loss of Walter Cronkite.
An on-line comment from former Hill ’n Holler columnist Susan Bates: “During the next debate maybe they should issue dueling pistols to each candidate.”
To view a transcript of the entire debate, as provided by the Washington Post, click HERE.
To view another version, including live fact check and analysis, provided by NPR (National Public Radio), click HERE. Other “facts checks” on the debate have surfaced.
Next event on the calendar will be the vice presidential debate, between Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence, Tuesday, Oct. 4. Besides their respective alliances with the presidential candidates, to be considered might be the desirability of each as a potential president.
Next presidential debate will be a “town hall” affair Sunday, Oct. 9, at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.
Final debate will be Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Las Vegas, Nev.
In the hours since the first debate, major media pundits and others claim Hillary readily won the debate. What do you think?
Caroll Lucas
Donald Trump listens to Hillary Clinton. (Hill ’n Holler photo from C-SPAN live stream)

Donald Trump listens to Hillary Clinton. (Hill ’n Holler photo from C-SPAN live stream)


Hillary Clinton speaks. (Hill ’n Holler photo from C-SPAN live stream)

Hillary Clinton speaks. (Hill ’n Holler photo from C-SPAN live stream)


Donald Trump speaks. (Hill ’n Holler photo from C-SPAN live stream)

Donald Trump speaks. (Hill ’n Holler photo from C-SPAN live stream)


Moderator for the first presidential debate was Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News. (Hill ’n Holler photo from C-SPAN live stream)

Moderator for the first presidential debate was Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News. (Hill ’n Holler photo from C-SPAN live stream)

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