Clinton, Trump Go Toe-to-Toe on the Issues in First Presidential Debate

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton faced off against Republican nominee Donald Trump in the first presidential debate Monday evening. Both candidates were grilled on the issues, including the economy, taxes and trade deals.

On the topic of the economy, Trump lit into Hillary about her flip-flopping on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, and called NAFTA, an agreement former president Bill Clinton signed, as the “worst thing that ever happened to the manufacturing industry.”

Firing back at Trump, Clinton stated that she was in favor of TPP before it was negotiated.

“I was against it once it was fully negotiated and the terms were laid out,” she rebutted.

Clinton took a jab at Trump, stating that he lived in his “own reality” when he pressed the issue further.

The issue of Trump’s tax returns came up during the debate, to which the Republican nominee gave his usual answer: his taxes are under audit by the IRS and cannot be released.

Clinton had an answer for Trump’s failure to release his returns: “Maybe he doesn’t want the American people, all of you watching tonight, to know that he’s paid nothing in federal taxes.”

The two candidates did agree on two things: that police and community relations need to improve, and that guns should be taken away from people who should not have them.

Written by Andrew

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