Obama con­trasts pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

Obama is call­ing Hil­lary Clin­ton well-re­spected around the world, se­ri­ous and some­one with a vi­sion of how to put peo­ple back to work. Obama ad­mits he’s bi­ased about his for­mer sec­re­tary of state.

He says Repub­li­can Don­ald Trump “doesn’t have the prepa­ra­tion, the tem­per­a­ment, or the core val­ues of in­clu­sion” that would take Amer­ica for­ward.

Obama’s com­ments came in a ra­dio in­ter­view with Ryan Seacrest, in­tended to en­cour­age peo­ple to reg­is­ter to vote.

Obama said this year’s elec­tion is es­pe­cially im­por­tant be­cause there are such big dif­fer­ences be­tween the can­di­dates.

Hil­lary Clin­ton is win­ning ap­plause from supporters in North Carolina for her per­for­mance in the de­bate. Obama

They greeted the Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date with cheers yes­ter­day after Clin­ton asked if they saw her first face­off with Repub­li­can ri­val Don­ald Trump.

Clin­ton says she was happy to have the op­por­tu­nity to lay out her vi­sion for the United States. She says she has an “old-fash­ioned idea that if I’m ask­ing for your vote, to ac­tu­ally tell you what I want to do”.

Clin­ton also urged supporters to reg­is­ter to vote. She pre­dicted record turnout in Novem­ber.

Don­ald Trump is de­scrib­ing Mon­day night’s de­bate as “an in­ter­est­ing evening”.

The Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee briefly ad­dressed his first face-off with Demo­crat Hil­lary Clin­ton dur­ing a Tues­day af­ter­noon ap­pear­ance near Mi­ami’s Lit­tle Ha­vana neigh­bour­hood. The au­di­ence was largely Cuban-Amer­i­can.

Trump said more than 80 mil­lion peo­ple watched the de­bate. He said he tried not to think about the large au­di­ence.

He said, “I think we did very well.” He sug­gested he was the win­ner in vir­tu­ally all post­de­bate polls. That’s de­spite many Repub­li­can lead­ers and voter sur­veys sug­gest­ing that Clin­ton came out on top.

Trump called it, “a very big mo­ment, a very im­por­tant mo­ment”.

PRES­I­DENT BARACK Obama is con­trast­ing the two main pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates in the af­ter­math of their first de­bate.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Jamaica

© PressReader. All rights reserved.