Originally Posted by Gibonius
They did ask Hillary about the emails, and she answered the question. People aren't going to be satisfied with any answer she gives about that short of her going to jail, so what's there to talk about at this point?
Trump brought up the Birther thing on his own literally last week. It's a pretty obvious line of questioning, especially when he's trying to act like a national hero for it.
Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin
The Birther question was definitely relevant. It is the single most issue that turned Trump from an entertainer into a person with political aspirations. It was brought up and handled horribly by Trump.
Trump does not want to compare the inner workings of their respective foundations...and neither do his people
Holt did not directly question her about the emails, or about her continuation of lies after the FBI's statement, or about the potential risks of mishandling sensitive information. Nothing about the foundation. The absence of those questions, when you consider the frivolous nonsense that did make it into Holt's questioning, is outrageous. The birther thing is the most embarrassing conspiracy theory to plague the republican party in a long time, but it's not relevant when compared to far more important topics that were not even touched.
Holt also asked Trump about saying Hillary "didn't look presidential" (wink wink). Yeah, nothing to see here. Completely legitimate question and Holt certainly wasn't setting Hillary for a layup and allowing her to play the sexism card.
Holt quickly corrected the audience when they applauded after a Trump jab against Hillary, but was strangely silent every time they applauded in favor of Hillary.
Even with the moderator, I don't think either person had a clear victory. Trump won the first ~30 minutes, but did poorly later on. Hillary's body language was bizarre. At one point she looked like she was dancing. Her entire demeanor and personality are so fake and manufactured it's downright creepy.