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.”