There were few areas of agreement between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump during the first of three scheduled 90-minute debates held in Hempstead, New York Monday evening.
The candidates are locked in an exceptionally close race and there were glaring differences in the visions outlined by the candidates with Clinton calling for middle class tax cuts and Trump speaking out for a “stop and frisk” policy to help bring down crime.
Cache County Democratic Party Chairman Vince Wickwar said he felt Clinton had the best command of what is happening throughout the world.
“I don’t know she brought up, necessarily, the most important issues,” Wickwar said. “But doing things like his taxes and that, and the birther (issue), she really pounded him on both of those. He didn’t really have terribly much come back.”
There was a gubernatorial debate between Republican Governor Gary Herbert and Democrat Mike Weinholtz earlier in the evening. Wickwar said he felt Weinholtz, for the most part, had much better answers to the questions.