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On the same stage, at the same time.

The highly anticipated exchange saw the candidates tackle the tense issue of race relations in the United States.

Hillary Clinton, Democratic Presidential Candidate: “And we’ve got to do several things, at the same time: we have to restore trust between communities and the police. We have to work to make sure that our police are using the best training, the best techniques; that they’re well prepared to use force — only when necessary.

Everyone should be respected by the law; and everyone should respect the law.”

Trump said law and order was the only path to safer communities.

Donald Trump, Republican Presidential Nominee: “We need law and order in our country. Our inner-cities — African Americans, Hispanics — are living in hell because it’s so dangerous: you walk down the street, you get shot.

In Chicago, they’ve had thousands of shootings — thousands — since January first.

Thousands of shootings.

And I say, ‘where is this? Is this a war-torn country? What are we doing?’

And we have to stop the violence. We have to bring back law and order.”

The gloves came off when they discussed combating terror.

Donald Trump: “She’s telling us how to fight ISIS . . . just go to her website; she tells you how to fight ISIS on her website.

I don’t think General Douglas MacArthur would like that too much.

Hillary Clinton: “Well, at least I have a plan to fight ISIS.”
Donald Trump: “No, no, you’re telling the enemy everything you want to do.”
Hillary Clinton: “No, we’re not.”
Donald Trump: “See, you’re telling the enemy everything you want to do. No wonder you’ve been fight . . . no wonder you’ve been fighting ISIS you’re entire adult life.”
Hillary Clinton: “That’s a . . . go to the police, the fact-checkers. Get to work.”

In dealing with foreign powers, Clinton emphasized her commitment to diplomacy.

Hillary Clinton, Democratic Presidential Nominee: “So I spent a year-and-a-half putting together a coalition, that included Russia and China, to impose the toughest sanctions on Iran.

And we did drive them to the negotiating table.

And my successor, John Kerry, and President Obama got a deal that put a lid on Iran’s nuclear program — without firing a single shot.

That’s diplomacy. That’s coalition building. That’s working with other nations.

Trump, however, believes the US plays too big a role in the world.
Donald Trump, Republican Presidential Nominee: “We defend Japan. We defend Germany. We defend South Korea. We defend Saudi Arabia. We defend countries.

They do not pay us what they should be paying us, because we are providing tremendous service — and we’re losing a fortune.

That’s why we’re losing, we’re losing.

We lose on everything.

Both candidates ended the event by saying they’ll accept the outcome if the other wins in November.

But before Americans head to the polls, Clinton and Trump will face off in two more debates.

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1. According to the report, everybody has been waiting for this presidential debate. Yes or no?

2. Hillary Clinton says the police have to be tough and strong. True or false? How does Donald Trump describe the situation in big cities? Does he give clear details on solving the problem?

3. Trump said, “I don’t think General Douglas MacArthur would like that too much.” What did he mean by this? What is wrong with this, according to Trump?

4. The United States threatened Iran militarily. Is this correct or incorrect? Did the United States confront Iran unilaterally (alone)?

5. Is Trump a jingoist?

6. The news report favored Clinton. What do you think? Was the news report biased and subjective or neutral and objective?


A. Who do you think “won” the debate? Who is more “qualified” or “competent” to become president?

B. Do you agree with their positions? What do you agree with? What do you disagree with?

C. For every municipal, state, provincial and national election, there are televised debates among the candidates. Yes or no?

D. Are debates an important part of elections and the democratic process?

E. Is there a lot of disagreements, arguing and fighting?

F. Are the candidates civil and polite; impolite and rude, or both? Do candidates tease, insult and make jokes about one another?

G. Have you been in an open debate? Have you debated online?

H. What will happen in the future?


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