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Robert Reich: 'Hillary Clinton was steady and articulate tonight. Donald Trump was just the opposite'
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Tonight we received insight into what a Hillary Clinton presidency would look like for Americans, Ted Cruz said

The first presidential debate was divided into six segments, each of approximately 15 minutes in length. The questions discussed during the 90 minutes were the sole discretion of the moderator, and were not shared beforehand with the commission, nor with either campaign.

The segments were on the economy and job creation, trade, the federal deficit, race relations and policing, the war on terror, the foreign policy of the United States, and each candidate's experience in the political and business realm.

Robert Reich, American political commentator, professor, and author shared on his Facebook page:

'Hillary Clinton was steady and articulate tonight. Donald Trump was just the opposite. She won big -- even bigger than I anticipated. Trump's bar was far lower, and he didn't even make it.

He used the term 'deal' 24 times, by my count. But presidents don't make deals. They lead. Trump revealed himself tonight as the deal-making huckster and conman he undoubtedly is. Hillary Clinton showed she knows the issues, the facts, and the policies. And she showed herself as a leader.

She also demonstrated some humor and spontaneity. After Trump complimented himself on his temperament, she smiled and said 'whew. Okay!' (perhaps her best moment of the evening, if not '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 and nations around the world or even spends 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina.')

What do you think?'

Ted Cruz, former candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the USA, shared:

'Tonight, a clear contrast was drawn between the two nominees. Tonight, Hillary Clinton made it clearer than ever that if elected President, our future will continue on the same path that is hurting millions of Americans.

If Clinton is elected, we know that the havoc Obamacare is wreaking on American families, on small businesses, and on our healthcare system will continue. We know that President Obama’s relentless efforts to crush the oil and gas industry and to wage war on coal will continue. We know that the Obama administration’s willful blindness to radical Islamic terrorism and the influx of unvetted refugees from nations infiltrated by terrorists will continue. We know that President Obama’s lawless executive amnesty will continue and even expand.

If Clinton is elected, we know that a liberal justice will be named to fill Scalia’s seat and we will lose the Supreme Court for a generation. With that, we know for a certainty that our right to keep and bear arms, our religious liberty and federalism are in danger.

Tonight we received insight into what a Hillary Clinton presidency would look like for Americans. We know that her policies would kill jobs, reduce wages, and continue the downward spiral our country has endured under President Obama.

Tonight, Donald Trump had his strongest debate performance of the election cycle. He drew strong contrasts with Hillary on taxes, regulations, law and order, and the disastrous Iran deal.

Rather than Hillary's America, we need to take a different path. A path that would begin to restore our country from the damage it has suffered the last eight years. We need to unite to defend freedom and restore the Constitution. And Hillary Clinton made absolutely clear tonight she would not do so.'

On the other hand, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist Garry Kasparov posted:

'I don't care if Trump has been trained or hypnotized and sounds like a combination of Lincoln, Churchill, and Reagan tonight. We already know who and what he is: a vile and ignorant demagogue who cares only for himself. His track record of hatred and lies is crystal clear for all to see. Debates are unpredictable (one reason Putin has never participated in one in his life) and can be useful. But they can also be a brief and superficial show that has little to do with qualifications for office. Even if Trump uses his years of reality television practice and manages to control himself for 90 minutes, he is and will remain totally unfit for the office of president.'

As reported earlier by 1492news.com, Trump: 'U.S. could not be the world’s police.'

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