The most watched debate in history with over 80 million television viewers has been analyzed up and down by both mainstream and independent media figures alike. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head to head on Monday night, with viewers anticipating a fiery battle of words, while wondering if Clinton could even make it through the ordeal without help.
It should be no secret by now that the mainstream media is firmly on the side of the Clinton campaign, doing whatever they can to help her while disadvantaging Trump, and the latest accusation of aid comes from a Youtuber claiming Hillary used hand signals to communicate with the moderator, Lester Holt.
UPDATE: The video has since been removed by Youtube due to “copyright infringement”. That sure was fast…Although individual pictures can still be viewed below.
In this video, the user points out the many times Clinton seems to touch her face, usually on either side of her nose, with her index finger and shortly after the moderator jumps in to change the subject or divert attention.
After Hillary’s first hand signal, Lester jumps in to cut off Trump’s statement on the national debt and the government’s squandering of tax dollars. Clinton then get’s in her “zinger”, claiming that maybe the government wouldn’t be in so much debt if Trump paid his federal taxes, implying that his tax returns hold some sort of “smoking gun” evidence of evasion.
The zinger falls short, however, with Trump jumping in and saying, “it would be squandered too”, breaking up Hillary’s little joke and making a valid point.
Critics may argue that Clinton was simply scratching her face, or making a random gesture, but from watching past debates she never touched her face before. In fact, if you watch any public appearance by Clinton, she rarely ever touches her face at all.
Hillary touches her face a total of 6 times in this debate, and although it may just be a “nervous tick”, since she’s never gone up against an opponent as aggressive as Donald Trump, it certainly was out of the ordinary for her. It’s also glaringly obvious that moderator Lester Holt attempted to provide Hillary with an advantage during the debate, interrupting Trump a total of 41 times compared to only 7 for Clinton.
Professional poker player Mike Matusow, agrees with this assessment.
Wow ive watched the debates 3 times & never noticed!! I felt the whole time she had the questions but after watching that i she def signals https://t.co/dOSZlmfB9G
— Mike Matusow (@themouthmatusow) September 28, 2016
Be sure to keep an eye out for any “hand signals” in future debate performance with Hillary Clinton, and any assistance to follow from the moderator.