Written by: Grace
The third and final presidential debate was held on Thursday, last week, on the 20th of October. The debate was filled with many offensive statements from both candidates, giving the media something to chew on.
Donald Trump was asked for his input on immigration and answered the question with his usual response:
“One of my first acts will be to get all of the drug lords; we have some bad, bad people in this country that have to go out. We’ll get them out, secure the border, and once the border is secured, at a later date we’ll make a determination as to the rest. But we have some bad hombres here and we’re going to get them out.”
Trump continued to express his thoughts on the matter of building a wall in order to block out the ‘bad hombres’.
Trump used the term ‘bad hombres’ to describe the so-called illegal immigrants, who he believes are all Mexicans. This statement certainly brought along a few gasps from the audience and quite a few memes on the internet.
Another surprising proclamation by Mr. Trump was directed at his rival, who was in the process of answering a question. The question asked was how Hillary would deal with debt and what decisions she would make if she became president. As she was answering, explaining how she would raise taxes on the rich, she was interrupted.
“Such a nasty woman,” Mr. Trump quickly interfered, as Clinton proceeded to speak, ignoring his comment.
By stating this insult, Trump, in a way, has helped Hillary. The statement caught the attention of several feminists and stirred up quite a few interesting posts on social media about the topic. Women all over social media have proclaimed the insult and used it as a rallying cry online.
‘#ImANastyWoman,’ has become quite a popular account on many Social Medias, especially Twitter.
Hillary Clinton shared her view on the topic during a rally only a few days after the debate, whilst accompanied by a United States Senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren. The pair presented a speech to the crowd, where they continuously mocked Donald Trump by using his own statement against him.
“Get this, Donald. Nasty women are tough. Nasty women are smart. And nasty women vote,” said Ms. Warren during the rally. She then concluded the speech with: “and, on Nov. 8, we nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever” and left with the crowd applauding.
So, based on this article, do you think Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s acts were appropriate? If you’d like to watch the full debate, we have provided a link for you to check out.
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