By Tom Quiner
Donald Trump turned in a very good debate performance. His efforts should shore up his support, but not enough to close the gap with Hillary Clinton.
Hillary’s performance was fairly solid. No big mistakes, but she was on the defensive on a number of occasions, especially the discussion of the Clinton Foundation.
She made a real whopper of a statement when she intoned that 95% of the Clinton Foundation’s receipts go to ‘helping people.’
Not according to the Sunlight Foundation.
The Clinton Foundation is nothing but a slush fund. These are not just Donald Trump’s words. They are the words of Bill Allison, a senior analyst for The Sunlight Foundation. Here’s how their website describes the Sunshine Foundation:
The Sunlight Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of civic tech, open data, policy analysis and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all.
Mr. Allison said:
“It seems like the Clinton Foundation operates as a slush fund for the Clintons.”
He sites as evidence their 2013 tax forms. It seems that the Clinton Foundation took in $140 Million in grants and pledges, but only spent $9 Million in direct aid.
So Hillary didn’t shoot straight with the American public. But that’s nothing new. Most Americans know she lies.
Where Trump will benefit the most is in his unequivocal support of human life in contrast to Hillary Clinton’s insistence on unfettered human abortion up until the ‘infant’ is born.
There is no group of voters more passionate on an issue than pro lifers. Trump’s statement tonight will ensure that legions of pro lifers who don’t like Mr. Trump personally will vote for him on this single issue alone.
Did he move the needle tonight? Yes.
Will it be enough? Unlikely.