US Presidential Debate Trump was believable, he will win - Franklin Cudjoe

Billionaire Trump of the Republican Party and former Secretary of State of the governing Democrat party are the frontrunners in the US elections due November.

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President of policy think-tank IMANI, Franklin Cudjoe has described White House hopeful Donald Trump as a “practical” and “believable” man who can win the presidency in the United States.

Billionaire Trump of the Republican Party and former Secretary of State of the governing Democrat party are the frontrunners in the US elections due November.

The two clashed at a presidential debate encounter on Monday that could shift the course of the tight race for the Nov. 8 election.

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Each accused the other of falsehoods and asked viewers to check their campaign websites for the facts.

Clinton called the New York businessman's tax policies "Trumped-up trickle-down" economics and Trump accused the former secretary of state of being "all talk, no action."

"I have a feeling I'm going to be blamed for everything," Clinton said.

"Why not?" retorted Trump, a real estate tycoon and former reality TV star making his first attempt at public office.

Clinton also accused Trump of not releasing his income tax returns and said that the few years of tax returns he had released showed that despite his wealth, he had paid no federal income tax.

"That makes me smart," Trump said.

Some political commentators at the end of the debate predicted victory for Clinton, saying she was far more articulate than her rival Trump.

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But Franklin Cudjoe of IMANI disagrees, saying “Trump was more practical and will do much better running America as a business than just ordinary patronage politics Hilary is known for.”

“He [Trump] may have said some bombastic things in the past but he indeed was far more real and sounded more confident and believable than Hilary. Hilary has a huge job if she is to convince many who distrust her that she can be trusted. I'm sorry but Clinton lovers better pray because right now Trump will beat her,” Franklin Cudjoe said in a facebook post.

Opinion polls have shown the two candidates in a very tight race, with the latest Reuters/Ipsos polling showing Clinton ahead by 4 percentage points, with 41 percent of likely voters.

But a second Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday showed half of America's likely voters would rely on the debates to help them make their choice.

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