Harlem residents quickly filled up Grill On The Hill, the popular bar located just across from CCNY on Amsterdam, last week as the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump began. (If you missed it, click here to watch.)
Sly remarks, and intense chatter lingered throughout the room as the two candidates tried to convince America who would make a better fit for president. The questions they faced dealt with important issues such as building a better economy, race, and security. “Come on woman you got this,” shouted a middle-aged man in support of Clinton. Clinton has much more support among Latinos, people of African descent and the young, so it’s no surprise that most would clap as Clinton overpowered Trump.
Though after the debate, Clinton was declared the winner by pundits, polls and regular people, some continue to be undecided about whether to vote for her. That’s the case for Gina Daidone, a City College graduate who believes this comes down to choosing the lesser of two evils. “Our standards should be who’s the best candidate for this position, and I don’t believe either of them are,” states Daidone. “They’re both going to incite wars, only Trump will make it more hostile and violent.”