Loved every minute!
It is 11:04AM Sydney Time and the Trump Vs Hilary debate is about to start and I am so nervous / excited about it.
Firstly, this is one of the most awesome elections every in the history of the world. You have the polls almost tied and it must be one of the most energetic elections all time.
Talking as an Australian too; this outcome has massive implications for us in Australia as in the world.
There are lots of reasons why myself and over 50% of the US population are pro Trump. I wanted to capture my emotions are every stage of it!
Edward’s Minute by Minute Reactions:
11:07AM: Hillary Clinton is opening move and must have one the coin toss. She talked jobs in a very high level manner.
11:09AM Powerful opening from Donald talking about the reality of jobs walking and wanting to keep them onshore in the US.
11:11AM Hillary took a personal cheap shot at Trump. Odd it was her. All about him having money and the like.
11:13AM Trump was quite respectful to Clinton and nice.
11:14AM Trump has gone a bit off track and powered up!
11:16AM Hillary got a good hit in on Trump, where Trump said it’s good business how we played on houses in the GFC crash.
11:17AM Hillary has gone heavy attack on Trump talking energy. I say she is winning so far.
11:19AM Heavy conflict talking jobs!
11:21AM Great counter move by Trump hitting back on NAFTA. Heavy move! Hillary energy has notably dropped.
11:23AM Heavy Trump moving talking tax cuts about creating new jobs. Bringing in regulation on jobs and what she is doing.
11:24AM Hillary has started playing victim.
11:27AM Trump is on a roll hitting hard big time and doing some serious damage to Hillary.
11:28AM Hillary slipped saying Trump says ‘crazy things’. Not good. But let’s see the counter from her. Trump got triggered and tried interrupting here.
11:30AM Good hit from Hillary talking Donald on the Top. Donald has taken some damage. He is slightly flustered.
11:31AM Trump is taking damage from moderator on not releasing his tax returns. Trump is weakening here. Not good.
11:33AM Massive counter strike from Trump hitting Hillary talking emails. He got lots of applause from the audience!
11:34AM Hillary is weakened and looking tired. Trump has recharged.
11:36AM Weak counter strike from Hillary talking Trump’s money and she talks about her emails.
11:37AM Trump going for email attack say it wasn’t an accident and it was all a deliberate setup.
11:38AM Trump going hard now talking money. Brilliant! He is firing up.
11:40AM Hillary is slowing down and losing energy.
11:41AM Hillary is ‘class baiting Trump’ putting herself as a middle class where Trump started from the top.
11:42AM Hillary went on too long and moderator interrupted her.
11:43AM Trump is on the positive talking about successes. Very nice.
11:45AM Talking race now, Hillary is very weak talking on race relations. Not good for her. She is blaming it on the ‘guns’. Been cautious on police, but hasn’t really defended them.
11:46AM Trump retailed with a strong push on ‘Law and Order’ and talking his endorsement from policing and is going after the inner city poverty in America. Trump is talking thousands killed in Chicago on a big push ‘Law and Order’. Trump is clearly winning. This is the part that Trump is winning clearly.
11:49AM Moderator is trying to argue against Trump, but it failed giving him a chance to talk ‘Stop and Frisk’. Nice!
11:50AM Hillary’s turn and she is trying to say everything is fine. She is going on the heavy positive here.
11:52AM Racism round is fired by Hillary really talking down the issues and saying its race and skin colour. Still waiting for this to pick up.
11:53AM Hillary is low energy.
11:54AM Talking very anti-police almost, pinning everything on them from Hillary. Not sure if this is good for her.
11:55AM Trump talking his endorsement from the NRA. Trump quoting Hillary on her ‘Super Predator’ reference.
11:56AM Trump is going heavy on the stop and Frisk reducing murder rate in NYC.
11:58AM Trump is going heavy for the African Community and defense of them talking about the bad treatment as ‘vote instruments’ of the democrats. Ha ha, he took a dig at Hillary spending lots of time at home.
11:59AM Hillary gave a great snap to Trump and got applause.
12:00PM Hitting Trump on Obama Birther issue and he responded saying he is satisfied. Moderator hitting Trump hard on this point.
12:02PM Hillary got a laugh in a counter one to Trump; she is getting some wins. Hillary is getting a good hit on Trump being sued by the justice department for racism during the 70s.
12:04PM Trump retaliates by bringing up Hillary attacking Obama during the earlier campaign. Trump brought up his club that is open to everyone.
12:07PM Hillary is talking Vladimir Putin in this part. Interesting! She is going a bit weak here.
12:09PM Trump is hitting back on security talking about his endorsements on security and clearly winning – talking Admirals and Generals behind them.
12:11PM Trump is going hard on the cyberwarfare angle.
12:12PM Hillary is weak talking ISIS. No hits here, very weak game here. I think this is where Trump is really winning now.
12:13PM Trump has brought up Iraq and calling both Hillary and Obama on creating the conditions to form on ISIS. Trump is hitting on the ‘taking the oil’ part.
12:15PM Hillary accuses Trump of supporting the Iraq invasion. Hillary is going pro police during the debate.
12:19PM Trump is getting HEAVY damage on Hillary saying that she was the one who has failed to deal with terror.
12:20PM Moderator is trying to accuse Trump of being pro Iraq – Trump has cancelled it out very well and hitting it hard. Nice.
12:21PM Ha ha, Trump is owning everyone! Powerhouse towards the end.
12:22PM Trump is talking about his awesome temperament and the moderator must be pro Trump.
12:25PM Hillary is going on Trump talking Nuclear weapons, but nothing too strong here.
12:27PM Trump made a great counter to this one.
12:31PM Hillary is really losing hard and she is very tired. You can tell.
12:33PM Moderator is hitting Trump hard (but fails) on about Hillary being a woman and Trump comes back and talks on Hillary’s lack of stamina. Hillary got applause on countering Trump.
12:35PM Trump got a massive applause calling Hillary’s bad experience. Hillary is hitting Trump on the way has talked about women.
12:36PM Trump is playing the high road on Hillary about her failed ads and it’s not working. Applause for Trump!
12:37PM Hillary gave a great answer on whether she loses or wins.
12:38PM TRUMP nailed the last scene saying “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” and hitting hard on the great parts.
Hillary got in some very good hits, got some applause but as the debate moved forward – her energy kept dropping and dropping. If anything, I think Trump had a rough start. But by towards the end he clearly got the upper hand.
My advice and lessons? Like Trump, stick to your guns, know your facts, go hard and debate with passion. Hillary’s lack of passion really showed.
Great debate and can’t wait till the next ones!