In the presidential debate on Monday night, Hillary Clinton faced off with Donald Trump in the first of three such meetings where a battle of the minds will be fought. Two world views are defended as the two candidates give arguments to support their vision for America.
In all fairness though, one candidate had to debate two opponents. Republican, Donald Trump not only had to square off with his political opponent, Hillary Clinton but he also had to respond to rapid fire questions aimed at him from the debate’s moderator, NBC anchor, Lester Holt who displayed a clear bias in favor of Hillary Clinton.
Lester Holt tried repeatedly to promote the false narrative that Trump supported the war in Iraq and Donald Trump was having none of it. From Allen West:
During last night’s debate, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump pushed back against NBC’s Lester Holt when he attempted to correct the record on Trump’s opposition to the Iraq war, stating Trump had supported the invasion of Iraq.
“I did not support the war in Iraq, that is mainstream media nonsense put out by her, because frankly, I think the best person in her campaign is the mainstream media,” Trump said.
“The record shows otherwise,” replied Holt.
Trump responded with:
“The record shows that I’m right,”
In an interview with Neil Cavuto, dated January 28th, 2003, Trump states:
“Well, I’m starting to think that people are much more focused now on the economy. They’re getting a little bit tired of hearing we’re going in, we’re not going in. You know, what happened to the days of Douglas MacArthur? I mean, he would go in and attack. He wouldn’t talk. I mean, we have to, you know, it’s sort of like either do it or don’t do it…. Well, he’s [Bush] either got to do something or not do something perhaps. Because perhaps he shouldn’t be doing it yet. Perhaps we should be waiting for the United Nations. You know, he’s under a lot of pressure. He’s, you know, I think he is doing a very good job, but of course if you look at the polls, a lot of people are getting a little tired. I think the, the Iraqi situation is a problem and I think the economy is a much bigger problem.”
Later on, in a post debate interview with Sean Hannity, Trump and Hannity discussed the arguments they had over the Iraq war war issue and how Trump thought it was a bad idea, which Hannity confirmed!
It could be conjectured that Holt’s whole reason for making an issue of whether or not Trump supported the war in Iraq was simply to get Trump side tracked and frustrated in trying to defend his statements. That has been an often used tactic for Democrat candidates whose stances on the issues cannot be defended logically. In any case, we can tell that Trump isn’t going to be treated fairly by the establishment media who will defend Hillary to the death!
Source: Allen West