The first debate on Sept. 26, 2016. between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton was highly anticipated.
According to USA Today, Trump interrupted Clinton at least 22 times in 26 minutes. That approach to the first female presidential party hurt Trump. The interruptions became a “thing” on Twitter with many commenting negatively on “mansplaining.”
When Trump was asked by debate moderator NBC’s Lester Holt to explain what he meant by Clinton not having a “presidential look” Trump stated,”She doesn’t have the look, she doesn’t have the stamina. I said she doesn’t have the stamina and I don’t believe she does have the stamina. To be president of this country, you need tremendous stamina.” This was taken as reference to Clinton’s health, but had an underlying tint of sexism too.
Clinton quipped: “As soon as he travels to 112 countries and negotiates a peace deal, a cease-fire, a release of dissident, an opening of new opportunities and nations around the world, or even spends 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk about stamina.”