During the debate Donald Trump acted like a sixth grader trying to bully Hillary on the playground.
Hillary's record is the most incredible target of the century, easier to hit than Jimmy Carter's, but Trump kept swinging his nerf bat and hitting air. (I absolutely cringed in embarrassment when he said that Hillary's ads against him were "not nice." What grown man says such stupid things?!)
He had so many opportunities to take control of the debate, but continually fell for the traps. And he failed miserably at trying to "look presidential."
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1. Trump needs to learn to focus on the actions and history of Hillary, and forget about attacking the person! And he does need to attack, attack and attack – NOT Hillary, but her miserable, lying, cheating, self-enriching record! He has such an easy target, but when it becomes personal, he is seen as the big fat guy picking on the soft little old lady. That gets him second place!
2. He seemed there to speak to his fan club, instead of there to gain the undecided (and even the Hillary-decided) voters. He needs to envision the voters he needs yet to win over, and speak persuasively and powerfully to them.
3. When the debate questions are irrelevant to what voters need to hear, then he needs to know how to label them as such and take control. NOT AS A BULLY, but as a person who is legitimately concerned about the direction of this country – someone who will rise above the white noise and give the viewers clear and accurate information about the decision they are about to help make!