Dead man walking: The town hall debate, liveblog #6
Once again, Donald, this is a no-groping zone.
To be fair, it's not fair to expect Trump to remember the Question 30 seconds after it's been asked.
Clinton reminds everyone on what the country was founded on and the constitution. No, we can’t vet people coming into the country based on their religion.
That appears to be the bipartisan story of the night thus far.
Trump flat-out lies about his stance on Iraq for the 87th gazillion time.
Just for fun:
Oh, and by the way, he’s lying again about being against going into Iraq. And he says “it’s not been debunked.” He’s really being rude to Martha Raddatz. But we expected that. He hasn’t groped her yet though.
After another rant about murderers coming into the country, I wonder if that Muslim questioner is still “undecided”?
Clinton asked about Wikileaks leaks. She talks about the Russian hacking. Talks about a foreign power trying to influence the election, and “it’s not to elect me.” Reiterates demand that Trump release tax returns to see how tied into Russia he is.
Trump: “Maybe there is no hacking.”
Trump. She’s a liar. She’s blaming the lie on Abraham Lincoln. What??? SNORT. I have no idea what that’s about, but says he doesn’t know Putin and we should get along with Russia. SNORT. “Maybe there is no hacking.” “I know nothing about Russia.” “No businesses, no loans, I have a great balance sheet.” Another hotel commercial. Taxes. Very simple thing. SNIFF—hundreds of millions I pay. And stuff that I’ve totally lost track of. SNIFF.
Good news, guys! Donald Trump has the greatest balance sheet!
How do you fix taxes. Trump says it’s all Hillary’s fault because she didn’t fix taxes in the Senate because she wanted to take money from people to run nasty ads against him. SNIFF.
Whoops! No carried interest. Trump just lost the Mitt Romney vote.
Fun fact: there is actually more than one senator, making it slightly difficult for Hillary to change the tax code on her own.
By the way. The question was how to make sure the wealthiest pay their fair share in taxes. He didn’t answer it. Surprise.
Hillary points out that the Trump plan would give the wealthiest “a massive gift” in tax cuts, that would end up raising taxes on the middle class. Lays out her tax plan—only raise them $250K and up.