Clinton Shows Hard Fact “Trumps” All

An Explanation of why/how Hillary Clinton won the debate

Nick Fischer, Opinion Editor

Hillary Clinton wins the debate by maintaining her fact-based points despite lack of charisma; A win for Clinton, purely because of facts.

The first Presidential Debate of the 2016 Election occurred on September 27, 2016. In a messy–but decently proctored–discussion, opened up a variety of topics often resulting in ethological attacks and contradictory statements regarding the relevance of facts.

Hillary Clinton attempted to point out the proficiency of her plans and aspirations for president while attempting to disprove Donald’s credibility. Donald Trump had a similar strategy that revolved primarily around disproving Clinton. However, in the end, Clinton was able to maintain a steady stream of constructive points helping her argument in addition to directing a flow of attacks toward Donald Trump’s competency.

“That was in large part because of tax policies that slashed taxes on the wealthy, failed to invest in the middle class, took their eyes off of Wall Street, and created a perfect storm,” said Clinton. She follows this constructive point with an attack on Donald Trump: “In fact, Donald was one of the people who rooted for the housing crisis.”

The constant bombardment of arguments backed up with examples and hard evidence from Hillary Clinton gave little room for what Donald Trump was able to refute. At the same time, Donald Trump continued his strategy to disprove Hillary Clinton.

“She talks about solar panels. We invested in a solar company, our country. That was a disaster. They lost plenty of money on that one,” proclaimed Donald Trump .

Hillary Clinton was able to rebut many of Donald Trump’s points and vice versa. The debate kept a pattern of abundant ethos arguments which are then refuted with contradictory evidence.

“He [Bill Clinton] approved NAFTA, which is the single worst trade deal ever approved in this country.” Donald Trump stated to un-justify Hillary Clinton’s actions. Clinton replied by revealing that “incomes went up for everybody. Manufacturing jobs went up also in the 1990s, if we’re actually going to look at the facts.”

The debate revolved around facts that viewers yearned to see aside from the expected verbal fighting between the two candidates.

Clinton stated, “So we have taken the home page of my website,, and we’ve turned it into a fact-checker.” Almost humorously, Donald Trump had done the same.

Hillary Clinton moved forward her campaigning in this debate by demonstrating her effort to supply the public with evidence carrying welcoming connotations. Trump remained predictable and outspoken against Hillary Clinton, but did not evolve his campaign as she did.

“Typical politician. All talk, no action. Sounds good, doesn’t work,” exclaimed Donald Trump. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton utilized fact to deteriorate her opponent’s argument “My plans would not add a penny to the debt, and your plans would add $5 trillion to the debt.”

This debate ended most notably by discussing nuclear weapons. Hillary Clinton expressed her principles on universal proliferation while claiming that Donald Trump’s where naive.

“We heard Donald say he has been about nuclear weapons. He has said repeatedly that he didn’t care if other nations got nuclear weapons,” elaborated Hillary Clinton.

Eventually, Hillary Clinton scored major sway points by inquiring that Donald has no ability to govern the Presidency efficiently.

“He says it’s a secret plan, but the only secret is that he has no plan” said Clinton.

Hillary Clinton was able to justify the majority of her points, such as the one above, while sustaining credibility among voters. The facts ended in Clinton’s favor.

“I intend to be a leader of our country that people can count on, both here at home and around the world, to make decisions that will further peace and prosperity,” stated Hillary Clinton.

In her final words, Hillary Clinton brought her stance together by humbling herself leaving only the facts she provided, a relatively discredited Donald Trump, and the power in the hands of the voter. Hillary Clinton triumphs in the debate solely from the facts she proposed as well as retaining her credibility.

“This election’s really up to you. It’s not about us so much as it is about you and your families and the kind of country and future you want” said Hillary Clinton.