Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump defended his performance at the first presidential debate, saying he focused on the future, while his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, defended the status quo. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday (September 27) claimed victory in Monday night's debate with his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Trump told supporters at a rally in Melbourne, Florida the Drudge Report was said he won the debate, "80/20." Trump said that was because Clinton defended the status quo, while he laid out his plans to make what he said were badly-needed changes in the country. A CNN/ORC poll showed 62 percent of the respondents said Clinton won the debate, while only 32 percent said Trump did. However, Trump did dominate the comments on Twitter, which was abuzz with memes targeting the New York businessman's repeated sniffling. A campaign aid said the 70-year-old Trump did not have a cold, but parody accounts Donald's Sinuses (@TrumpsSinuses) and Trump sniff (@TrumpSniff) instantly gained a large following. Twitter said Trump was the focus of 62 percent of the conversation on the social media platform.