With the political debates just around the corner, everyone is beginning to get a bit antsy when it comes to this year’s presidential elections.
From Donald Trump’s wishy-washiness on his “birther” accusations to shuffling around the immigration topic, Republicans are still unclear on many of his political strategies.
Hillary Clinton’s has not had much more success in recent days, fighting allegations of serious medical conditions, and top aide Huma Abedin separating from her husband after his 4th sexting scandal.
Donald Trump Catch-Up
Donald Trump was ridiculed after he finally gave a “pass” on his crusade against President Obama and his claims that Obama was not born in the United States.
Known as the “birther” movement, Trump hammered the issue for nearly five straight years, appearing on various media news outlets, including Fox News. Trump demanded that Obama produce a certified birth certificate to prove his citizenship and eligibility to be President of the United States.
Even after Obama presented his long form birth certificate in 2011, Trump continued to debate the topic and stir controversy.
But in a recent press conference, Trump conceded that Obama was born in the United States, quickly diffusing the bombardment of questions by the media in attendance. “He dismissed it appropriately in 25 seconds,” Bolling said on the night of September 16 on Fox News.“It’s done. It’s gone.”
Trump has also come into the spotlight once again regarding his hardline stance on immigration.
Determined to build a wall between Mexico and the United States, Trump has not seen eye to eye with Mexico’s President Peña Nieto. President Nieto made it clear during Trump’s recent visit to his country that, “The Mexican people have felt hurt by the comments that have been made.”
Hillary Clinton Catch-Up
Clinton reports that she’s in fine health. The Democratic candidate for President released her medical records to the public after a scare in NYC where she apparently had to be carried from an event by her security.
Even though she released her records and has quickly jumped back on the campaign trail, that hasn’t slowed down the conspiracy theories and social media press questioning her “ability” to lead the country.
Clinton continues to battle the private email scandal, dealing with the recent hacks of personal files, combined with the FBI notes being released regarding the investigation.
The Trump camp exploded on the recent “Hillary Operation Coverup” comments indicated in the release.
“The fact an IT staffer maintaining Clinton’s secret server called a new retention policy designed to delete emails after 60 days a ‘Hillary coverup operation’ suggests there was a concerted effort to systematically destroy potentially incriminating information,” Trump spokesman Jason Miller said in a statement. “It’s no wonder that at least five individuals tied to the email scandal, including Clinton’s top State Department aide and attorney Cheryl Mills, secured immunity deals from the Obama Justice Department to avoid prosecution.”
Planning for the Debates
As both candidates battle their own demons, the reality check of the encroaching finish line has each party excited and focused on the end result.
Millions of Americans and people across the world will be watching these two candidates battle it out on stage, hoping to finally understand and connect with one of them.
The general election debates are scheduled as follows:
- September 26th
- October 4th – VP
- October 9th
- October 19th
Monday September 26th – tonight – will kick off the series of debates focusing on topics such as “America’s Direction,” “Achieve Prosperity,” and “Securing America.”
Trump and Clinton have not stood shoulder-to-shoulder with one another in quite some time, and as the political arena continues to heat up, this year’s set of general election debates will be one to keep an eye on.