And if you tuned into the recent presidential debate between Trump and democrat leader Joe Biden—and you still have the mental capacity to function—then you will have seen Trump deploy the same old tactics four years later.
There were no talks of change, no proposed economic recovery strategies, no mention of visions for a greater America. No, there was just a lot of Trump yelling over anything that Biden or moderator Chris Wallace had to say.
Described by both democrats and republicans alike as “the worst presidential debate in American history,” the mud-slinging was difficult to sit through, with Biden—visibly at his wits’ end—even remarking “You’re the worst president America has ever had,” at one point.
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But the most iconic scene of the entire garbage fire of a debate was when Biden relented to what we were all thinking.
“Will you shut up, man?” he said.
And in this moment, a commentator thought of Hillary, who endured the same frustrating behaviour years ago.
“I so feel for Hillary right now because I’m positive she wanted to say that and couldn’t,” they tweeted.
Clinton herself then replied, “You have no idea.”
“Will you shut up, man” is the line of the night 😂😂
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) September 30, 2020
The former secretary of state then held her tongue for the rest of the debate, only responding to a tweet from Chasten Buttigieg, husband of former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.
He wrote, “Has anyone checked in on @HillaryClinton? Girl I’m so sorry.”
To which she replied, “Thanks, I’m fine. But everyone better vote.”
Thanks, I’m fine. But everyone better vote. https://t.co/fkuQ042HvM
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 30, 2020
After some time to ruminate on the hellish evening, Clinton did have some more powerful words for us, calling upon voters to take action.
“Trump isn’t running against @JoeBiden,” she said. “He’s running against our democracy.”
“Recognise this threat. Call it what it is. Turn out in overwhelming numbers,” she continued.
“Let’s stop him, together.”
The former presidential candidate has been very upfront about her support for Biden, calling him a friend who has been “preparing for this moment his entire life.”
And she’s made no secret of her disdain for the current POTUS, calling him a “clear and present danger” to the U.S.
During an appearance in January she urged voters to bring about an end to a form of politics that has become “incredibly negative, exclusive, and mean-spirited”.
“It’s going to be up to every voter… to recognise that this is no ordinary time.”