McCormack Speaks

November 1, 2016
by McCormack Speaks

A Wicked Portrayal: International Affairs in the 2016 Presidential Debates

by Marcia Mundt
Public Policy PhD student

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton engaged in three heated and colorful debates this election season discussing controversial issues including police violence, appointing a new justice on the Supreme Court, and the future of Obamacare. Mud rucking and slanted jabs aside, the candidates forwarded their policy positions on how to “Make America Great Again” and “Growing Together.” While domestic policy has taken center stage throughout most of the campaign season focusing on jobs, taxes, businesses, and the economy, international affairs has entered the limelight in the debates.

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