What You Need To Know
The first 2016 U.S. presidential debate was held on Monday, September 26th in Hofstra University, Hempstead NY. Here is what each candidate had to say.
Secretary Clinton said that she plans to invest in the middle class by raising the minimum wage, guaranteeing equal pay for women and encouraging corporations to share profits with their employees.
Candidate Trump attributes current economical problems to big corporations leaving the US. He suggests imposing import taxes on products from abroad and decreasing local industry taxes as a solution.
Closing the Racial Gap
Clinton said that the U.S. has to restore trust, work with the police and make sure there is a mutual respect between urban communities and police forces, and tackle the plague of gun violence.
Trump says: that “we need law and order”; that there have been thousands of shootings since the beginning of the Obama presidency and that there are street gangs in America composed of illegal immigrants who have guns that should be taken away.
Securing the U.S.
On cyberattacks, Clinton says that, the U.S. will have to deal with such attacks from other states (specifically Russia) increasingly often. She believes Russia is responsible for the DNC hack earlier this year and maintains defeating ISIS is a priority.
Trump maintains that the U.S. should be better than anyone else in the field of “cyber” and currently aren’t. He stated that the DNC hack wasn’t necessarily Russia’s doing. He also added: “Under President Obama, we’ve lost control of things that we used to have control of” and concludes that the U.S. should be better in the field of “cyber”.