Kasim Reed on presidential debate: ‘Down goes Trump’


Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was hosting a debate watch party tonight at the Gathering Spot.

But that didn’t the Democrat from cheering on Hillary Clinton and chiding Donald Trump on Twitter, one of Reed’s favorite mediums.

That was sent right when the debate ended but was hardly Reed’s only foray into criticism on the night.

In the first half hour of the first presidential debate, Clinton went right after Trump on his economic plan. Clinton and Trump, debating live from Hofstra University in New York state, were focused on jobs and the economy in this first segment.

Clinton called for an increased national minimum wage, equal pay for women, and higher taxes on the rich. Trump countered with a promise to bring American manufacturing jobs back from overseas, although the only specific proposal he offered was to increase taxes on American companies overseas that want to bring their products back to the U.S.

Clinton said Trump’s plan amounted to “trickle down economics again. In fact, it would be the most extreme. I call it ‘Trumped-up, trickle down.'”

Reed gave Clinton kudos for her shot at Trump’s economic plan.

In preparing for tonight, Reed also realized there are other viewing options available to the public tonight in this tweet sent earlier Monday.

Reed, of course, has been active this cycle as a Clinton surrogate. He was on CNN last week calling Donald Trump a “liar” for his comments on African-American communities.

In August, the mayor blistered Georgia Republicans who refused to call out Trump for his some of his more outlandish statements.

Just a few weeks ago Reed called those who questioned Clinton’s health “sexist.”

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