Predictably, Trump dominated the night — but for all the wrong reasons. At one point, the audience even dissolved into laughter. How else can you possibly react to his claim, “I have great respect for women. Nobody has more respect for women than I do.”
As always, the kids in the SheKnows #Hatch program don’t miss a trick. From calling out Trump for dismissing his sexual assault claims as “locker room talk” (“he’s saying, like, really offensive things”) to his remarkable ability to avoid the question (“he just keeps on changing the subject”), these kids know exactly where it’s at.
The children’s reactions also prove “the Trump effect” Clinton talks about. “He just threatened [Clinton] in front of millions of people. If he becomes president, he can do much more than just threaten someone,” pointed out one kid.
“I feel so scared and confused,” admitted another. “Why would a person act like that?”
“As a Muslim person, I feel that Donald Trump is dangerous and just so scary,” said one young boy.
The kids summed up what so many of us are thinking when we hear Trump call himself a gentleman: “I don’t know if he’s joking.” Basically the younger generation can see right through him, accusing him of “only pretending to have respect” for women and African-Americans and Latinos to earn their vote.
With two of the three presidential debates in the bag, it’s pretty clear that our #HatchKids’ minds are made up: Hillary Clinton all the way.