It wasn’t until the very end of the Presidential town hall style debate, but a moment of positivity actually happened just before the final bell rang.
An ‘undecided’ voter in attendance was given the chance to ask the candidates a question, and here’s what he came up with:
“Would either of you name one positive thing you respect in one another,”
Normally this would be kinda lame – but this year is different. This campaign has been so far in the mud, just the mere thought of saying something nice seemed almost impossible. Clinton took the first crack at it:
I certainly will, because I think that’s a very fair and important question. I respect his children. His children are incredibly able and devoted to him and that says a lot about Donald. I don’t agree with nearly anything else he says or does. But I do respect that…as a mother and grandmother that’s very important to me.”
Ok, not a bad pass at it – she did have the added disclaimer that she doesn’t agree with Trump on anything, as if lobbing a softball compliment about his kids would cause America to wonder if she’s suddenly smitten with DT’s policies.
Somehow Clinton turned a question about saying something positive about Trump into saying something about herself. #debate
— Amanda O'Hara (@OHaraTWCNews) October 10, 2016
Hillary’s lengthy answer gave Trump a little extra time to conjure up something respectable, and here’s what he said:
“I will say this about Hillary; she doesn’t quit and she doesn’t give up. I respect that. She’s a fighter. I disagree with much of what she’s fighting for…But she does fight hard, and doesn’t quit, and I consider that to be a very good trait.
Clearly The Donald was grasping at straws to come up with something, because this seems to run in direct opposition to all of his previous attacks calling Senator Clinton’s health and stamina. Watch the entire question and answer below:
Asked to name something positive about one other, Clinton says "his children"; Trump says "she's a fighter" #debate https://t.co/Rmx8kXRW6E
— CNN (@CNN) October 10, 2016