Press Release

AFT’s Weingarten on Hillary Clinton’s Debate Victory

For Release: 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Contact:

Greg Greene
(404) 808-0329
ggreene@aft.org

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.—Statement by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten on Hillary Clinton’s victory in the Sept. 26 presidential debate:

 “Tonight, while there were two candidates on stage, only one displayed presidential timber. Hillary Clinton was thoughtful and compassionate, confident and calm, cool and collected. She laid out a vision of a country where the economy works for everyone, and where everybody has a role in creating America’s future.
 
“If Donald Trump showed he can’t help who he is, Hillary Clinton showed who she is: the best choice for the American people.
 
“Donald Trump is a reality star divorced from reality. He revealed himself as unprepared: unprepared for this debate; unprepared to advance a single proactive idea to address the American people’s problems, except for tax cuts for the wealthiest; unprepared to stop lying about Iraq and his taxes, or apologize for his noxious birtherism; unprepared, even on his best behavior, to control his temper or stop interrupting.
 
“Donald Trump’s performance tonight confirms he is unfit for the presidency of the United States.”

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The AFT represents 1.6 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.