Man at His Best

The 10 Best Quotes From The Clinton Vs Trump Presidential Debate

"A man who can be provoked by a tweet should not have his fingers anywhere near the nuclear codes"

BY Editors | Sep 28, 2016 | Culture

Getty

The American presidential race, it's a been a bit of a laugh, hasn't it? Until you realise that we're edging ever closer to a reality where a man who has appeared more than once as a guest wrestler on WWE  is in with a real and legitimate chance of becoming leader of the free world. On second thought that's quite funny. Funny and terrifying.

Donald Trump

This is genuinely Donald Trump


Anyway, Monday night was the first debate, and after Clinton's well-publicised health problems and mounting pressure from both the US media and the general public, many observers thought that Trump would seize the opportunity and stake a real claim for the presidency.

He didn't. Of course he didn't. Which brings us to our favourite put-downs, one-liners and general comedy from the biggest debate in the world right now.

1 | Trump on Clinton's plan for ISIS

"Go to her website, she tells you how to fight Isis on her website. I don't think General Douglas MacArthur would like that very much... you're telling the enemy exactly what you're going to do... no wonder you've been fighting Isis your entire adult life... "

2 | Clinton on Trump's temper

"A man who can be provoked by a tweet should not have his fingers anywhere near the nuclear codes."

Hillary Clinton
Go on Hillary

3 | Trump on his own temper

 "I think my strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament. I have a winning temperament. I know how to win."

4 | Clinton on preparing for the debate

"I think Donald just criticised me for preparing for this debate. And yes, I did. And you know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president. And I think that's a good thing."

 

 

5 | Trump on jobs

 "Our jobs are leaving the country for Mexico and China. They are using our country as a piggy bank to rebuild China"

6 | Clinton on Trump's view on climate change

"Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese"

Donald Trump
Who else but Donny?

7 | Trump after Clinton said he was not paying Federal Income Tax

"That makes me smart."

8 | Clinton on Trump in general

 "This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs. Someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers, women don't deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men…"

9 | Trump on his empire

"For one thing, and before we start on that, my father gave me a very small loan (of USD1 million) in 1975 and I built it into a company that's worth many, many billions of dollars,"

10 | Clinton on her emails

"I made a mistake using private email," Clinton said.

"That's for sure," Trump added.

 

Hillary Clinton
But could Hillary take on Stone Cold Steve Austin in a WWE title match?

From: Esquire UK.