PoliticsHere Are Clinton’s and Trump’s Best Burns From the Debate
Read ’em and weep.
The first presidential debate has happened, and now that we know how terrible it was, we know exactly how much to dread the next ones. Trump was emotional and loud, hurling lies and interruptions with the composure of a man who cares about how the public perceives his small hands. Clinton, on the other hand, was prepared and measured in her responses, managing to never lose her temper or, as I would have done, catapult her body over the podium at Trump while yelling, "Why, I oughta!"
Yet both parties did manage to get in some good burns. Let's celebrate them. Here are the best:
"I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And, yes, I did. And you know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president. And I think that's a good thing."
Trump came at Clinton with an accusation that she hasn't been around the past few days ("You've seen me, I've been all over the place!"), but Clinton fired back with a justification for how she's spent her time. Why anyone would think over-preparing for the most important job in the world is odd, yet here we are.
"She doesn't have the look. She doesn't have the stamina. I said she doesn't have the stamina, and I don't believe she does have the stamina. To be president of this country, you need tremendous stamina."
… Yowch. Repeat something that doesn't make sense five times and what do you have? A SPICY HOT BURN. Clinton's response just didn't have the repetition element. "As soon as he travels to 112 countries and negotiates a peace deal, a cease-fire, a release of dissidents, an opening of new opportunities in nations around the world, or even spends 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina," she said.
Stay tuned for the next installment at the vice presidential debate where Tim Kaine will lob a strong dad insult and Mike Pence will invoke a classic curse from the Bible.