After winning a coin toss, Trump decided to speak after the former secretary of state. Both candidates covered their positions on the Iraq War, the Islamic State and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Matt Lauer began with questioning Hillary on her use of a private server as secretary of state.
“Classified material has a header, which says, 'Top Secret,' 'Secret' and 'Confidential,'” Hillary countered.
“None of the emails sent or received by me had such a header.”
Throughout the evening, Hillary insisted she never mishandled classified information, because no information was ever sent or received with the special “header.”
Matt Lauer then pushed the former secretary of state through bringing up her emails about the drone strike program.
“Were some of the emails sent or received by you referring to our drone program, our covert drone program?”
“Yes, because, of course, there was no discussions of any of the covert actions in process being determined about whether or not to go forward. But every part of our government had to deal with questions, and the secretary of state’s office was first and foremost. So there are ways of talking about the drone program,” Hillary said.
“Secretary Clinton, how can you expect those such as myself who were and are entrusted with America’s most sensitive information to have any confidence in your leadership as president when you clearly corrupted our national security?” Lt. Lester asked.
All lawyered up, Hillary ended her response with a literal interpretation of protocol while defending her use of private email for covert operations.
“And what we have here is the use of an unclassified system by hundreds of people in our government to send information that was not marked, there were no headers, there was no statement, top secret, secret, or confidential.”
“Now, it’s a very different system, and I don’t happen to like the system. But certainly, in that system, he’s been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader. We have a divided country,” Trump said.
“We have a country where you have Hillary Clinton with her e-mails that nobody’s ever seen, where she deletes 33,000 e-mails, and that’s after getting a subpoena from Congress. If you do that in private business, you get thrown in jail.”
Hillary also continued her crusade against the Internet, claiming the government needed to pair up with tech companies to police online speech.
“We need to work with Silicon Valley. We need to work with our experts in our government. We have got to disrupt, we have got to take them on in the arena of ideas that, unfortunately, pollute and capture the minds of vulnerable people. So we need to wage this war against ISIS from the air, on the ground, and online, in cyberspace,” Hillary said.
In her last speech, Hillary used the Internet to attack Trump, describing him as someone who “traffics in dark conspiracy theories drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far reaches of the internet.”
“This is someone who retweets white supremacists online, like the user who goes by the name 'white-genocide-TM.' Trump took this fringe bigot with a few dozen followers and spread his message to 11 million people,” Hillary warned her audience two weeks ago.
Remember, when Hillary attributes international terrorism to online chatrooms, she's actually conjuring up new ways to restrict your own freedoms of speech.
Just like a YouTube video caused Benghazi, a few poorly-worded tweets will suddenly convert a “vulnerable” youth into a full-fledged jihadist.
Naturally, this leads us to the conclusion of policing 'online hate speech'. How else will we stem the tide of 'terrorism'?
Our words, not those of Muhammad, convince these men to wage a war against the West, so we must restrict our freedoms for the preservation of society.
Citing political correctness as a weakness, Trump criticized the military leadership under the Obama administration, warning Hillary would only perpetuate the war on Islamic militants.
“I have great faith in the military. I have great faith in certain commanders, certainly. But I have no faith in Hillary Clinton or the leadership,” Trump said.
“You look at what’s happened. And, you know, when she comes in and starts saying, 'Oh, I would have done this, I would have' — she’s been there for 30 years! I mean, we need change, Matt. We have to have it, and we have to have it fast.”