Just hours after Hillary Clinton expressed her eagerness to debate Donald Trump, Trump fired back, just as eager.
“I can probably think of nobody I would rather debate. I think beating her in a debate would be one of the easy challenges of my life, that I could say.”
During the same interview, Trump called Clinton “the worst secretary of state in the history of this country.”
Trump made the comments while talking to Fox News‘ Greta van Susteren Thursday night. Donald Trump was responding to comments made by Hillary Clinton earlier in the day when Clinton said during a campaign speech that she would like to meet Trump on the debate stage.
“There is one particular candidate who just seems to delight in insulting women at every chance he gets. I have to say if he emerges, I would love to debate him.”
At this point, a debate between Trump and Clinton may not be that far fetched. According to some polls, both candidates are leading their respective parties in the primary race — right now, Trump is leading the Republican Party with a whopping 32 percent of voters supporting him in an uncommonly large Republican field.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) September 10, 2015
According to Syracuse writer Stephen Kimatian, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have at least one thing in common: They’re the only two candidates from either party who enjoy celebrity status.
“Hillary and Trump also share the unique status of being the only celebrities in the presidential campaign. Hillary has over 20 years in the public eye, and Trump has years of being a high profile figure in New York City and on “The Apprentice,” an NBC television program.…Celebrity status is what enables Hillary and Trump to sail unscathed in waters that would have torpedoed any other candidate.”
That celebrity status could make a debate between Trump and Clinton interesting on it’s own, but the contrasting styles of the two candidates could also be fascinating. Kimatian also wrote about the speaking styles of each candidate as they address the press.
“Except for scripted events, Hillary’s speech pattern is halted and unsure, and diametrically opposed to Trump’s, who apparently spews out anything that happens to occur to him at the moment.”
Would you watch a debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? Who do you think would emerge as the winner?
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