A random sampling of Hofstra University students who watched the presidential debate on a giant projector screen inside its main dining hall Monday gave Hillary Clinton the nod for outperforming her rival, Donald Trump, during the 90-minute event held on campus nearby.
Clinton and Trump each alternated between detailing policy proposals, attacking one another’s records and defending past mistakes during the 90-minute televised debate moderated by NBC News anchor Lester Holt. Topics ranged from the economy to national security and race relations, although the candidates occasionally side-stepped Holt and directly responded to one another as each sought to prove themselves to America’s undecided voters.
"They were seeking to be arrested and unfortunately they forced us to arrest them," he added. "They were in a roadway where the presidential candidates are coming in" on their motorcade.
As the billionaire spoke, boxing promoter King appeared nearby and told reporters that Trump would take apart the current system and built a new one to create more opportunities.
Yet when it came to discussing the impending debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, many interviewed by the Press said they were still unsure about which candidate earned their vote, and were dissatisfied with the lack of substance espoused by the candidates, Trump in particular.
Pundits may disagree about who’s declared winner of the presidential debate at Hofstra University, but Patchogue-based Blue Point Brewery scored countless bipartisan fans by recreating a founding father’s beer for the occasion.
Stein is expected to hold a demonstration outside the campus Monday evening along with several hundred of her supporters.
Long Islanders looking to watch the first presidential debate but couldn’t get tickets to see it live at Hofstra University can meet up at more than a half dozen local viewing parties Monday.
The Long Island Press will be updating, Tweeting, Facebooking all day as the world awaits one of the most anticipated debates in history. According to several reports, this could be the most watched debate in history and rival Super Bowl ratings.
Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said at least a half-dozen law enforcement agencies have allocated manpower and other resources for the event. In total, more than a 1,000 cops are expected to flood the debate area, adding: “This election is very unique, and first and foremost you look at the two candidates. This is a divisive election, it’s a lot of inflammatory conduct in this election."
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