The highs and lows of the first presidential debate

More than 80 million viewers tuned in for Monday night’s historic debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – the most-watched debate ever. The highlights and lowlights include squabbles over who started the birther conspiracy, whether Clinton opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership before or after Donald Trump already had, and whether police stop and frisk tactics were actually found unconstitutional. Trump claimed to have a more “winning temperament” and questioned whether Clinton has enough stamina to hold the highest office. Plus, Clinton called Trump out for his treatment of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, whom he reportedly called “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping” in the past. What important topics – like immigration – were left out?

Credits

Guests:
McKay Coppins - staff writer for the Atlantic - @mckaycoppins, Jason A. Johnson - journalism and communication professor at Morgan State University and political contributor at MSNBC - @drjasonjohnson

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Sarah Sweeney