Clinton satisfied about debate, rejects Trump complaints
New York, Sep 28 (IANS) US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton expressed her satisfaction on Tuesday with the results of the debate the night before, while rejecting the complaints of her Republican rival, Donald Trump, about alleged problems with his microphone.
“Anyone who complains about the microphone is not having a good night,” EFE news quoted Clinton as saying in response to the protests voiced by Trump, who after the debate said he had problems with his mic.
In a statement to reporters on her campaign aircraft, the former Secretary of State said that the debate served to demonstrate “some very clear differences between us”, for example in everything to do with “temperament and fitness and qualification to hold the most important, the hardest job in the world”.
Clinton said the debate gave viewers the chance to compare their policies as she laid out her “plan for strong growth and fair growth and dealing with family economic issues like affordable childcare and paid family leave and debt-free college — with no real response, no real offer coming from my opponent”.
As for Trump, she said that “on several occasions he was making charges and claims that were demonstrably untrue” and was “offering opinions that I think a lot of people would find offensive and off-putting”.
Among other things, Clinton criticised on Tuesday the tax cuts promised by her adversary that she said would “explode” the national deficit and debt and would be a giant gift for the richest Americans, including his own family.
She also slammed Trump for having said in the past that “climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese”.
Asked if she was afraid that Trump would come on with a more aggressive tone in the next debate, something the Republican threatened on Tuesday, she indicated that he can run whatever kind of campaign he wants, but said that she would continue to outline her plans for the nation.