from Rick Wilking

from Rick Wilking

As we finally approach the general election in November, The Roar will keep you up to date on major events in the Presidential Election that happened over the last week. Each week, Rachel and Rachel will each report on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s major campaign speeches and announcements.

by Rachel Swartz, staff reporter

On Monday, September 26, 2016, the first presidential debate was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Republican candidate Donald Trump spoke about how he’ll be able to bring numerous jobs back to the U.S., handling child care, reducing taxes, and his opinions on race and immigration.

He went on to blast democratic candidate Hillary Clinton at the podium for being a typical Washington politician, lying about her emails, and having no exact plans or policies.

The next presidential debate will be held on Sunday, October 9th, at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

“I want to make America great again. I’m going to be able to do it. I don’t believe Hillary will. The answer is if she wins I will absolutely support her.”

by Rachel Lamb, executive editor

With Hillary Clinton’s lead diminishing in polls, the first presidential debate had high stakes for her campaign.  In the lead up to the debate many political commentators specified that Hillary would need to appear more authentic, not cough and smile while taking control of the debate. Even with such high standards in place, Hillary came out on top according to a CNN poll where 62% of people surveyed thought she won the debate.

During the debate Hillary stressed her specific plans to strengthen the economy for everyone and make the economy fairer.  She also discussed ways to fight racial tensions, create equal pay for men and women, raise the minimum wage, establish paid family leave, create debt free college and close the corporate loop hole.

Hillary put Trump on the defensive, criticizing his failure to show his tax returns, questioned whether he payed federal taxes, critiqued his tax plan, criticized him for continuing to question Obama’s birth place and attacked his record of treating women.

“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. And I think that’s a good thing”