RALEIGH, N.C. – A beaming Hillary Clinton touted her debate performance here Tuesday, calling Donald Trump “dangerously incoherent” while deconstructing several of the Republican nominee’s most memorable moments from the first presidential debate.
“What we hear from my opponent is dangerously incoherent,” Clinton said of Trump’s foreign policy answers during Monday’s debate. “It’s unclear exactly what he is saying, but words matter.”
She also hit Trump for not being ready for the debate, saying his performance “made it very clear that he didn’t prepare.” Clinton, repeating what she said on the debate stage one night earlier, acknowledged that she did indeed spend a lot of time practicing and added that she’s “prepared for” being “president of the United States.”
The Democratic nominee called the showdown at Hofstra University “a chance to say a few things about what” she wants to do if elected. “I also got to convey my excitement about what we can do together.”
At the end of her remarks in this critical swing state, Clinton went point-by-point on several exchanges she had with her opponent on taxes and the housing crisis. “I think there’s a strong possibility he hasn’t paid federal taxes in a lot of years,” she speculated. “If not paying taxes makes him smart, what does that make all the rest of us?”
She also seemed to take joy in trolling Trump by mentioning Mark Cuban, her debate guest who sat in the front row. In a clear knock against Trump, she called Cuban “a real billionaire, by the way.”
Citing that voters were given two very different visions for the country, Clinton predicted “record turnout” on November 8.