On Wednesday night, NBC hosted a poorly advertised “Commander in Chief Forum” between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I hadn’t even been aware of the event until it was over, and had to catch it on YouTube afterwards. The two never came in contact with each-other, but were rather hosted back to back on a stage with Matt Lauer and an audience that asked questions.
Trump, for the most part, had a solid performance. Clinton was lucky that Lauer was moderator, as he’s a donor to the Clinton Foundation, and thus tossed softball questions her way. Not once was she asked about the FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation – but she did get to debut a new lie related to her private email server scandal, stating (lying) that he used a secure server when she needed to send classified information.
Not only is that a blatant lie, the other day she claimed that she didn’t know emails marked (C) meant that they contained classified information, so how would she know to use a different server when classified information was available? Both statements can’t be true.
A fundraising email after the debate showed that Hillary was frustrated following the debate, as Lauer apparently wasn’t tough enough on Trump. “Not only did the moderator, Matt Lauer, fail to fact-check Trump — he then kept the conversation moving,” the email read. “The worst part is, there’s nothing new about this happening.”
Boo hoo. Lauer went easy on Hillary, and she’s outraged that he didn’t go hard enough on her opponent? Give me a break.
The public has spoken – and they say Trump came out ahead.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2016
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