Clinton Faces No Tough Questions in First Press Gaggle Since Debate

September 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton faced no tough questions from her traveling press corps Tuesday morning about her performance during Monday night’s presidential debate.

The debate between Clinton and Donald Trump produced many heated moments for both candidates. At one point Monday night, Trump lambasted Clinton for calling the Trans-Pacific Partnership "the gold standard" of trade deals before she pulled back her support after launching her presidential campaign.

Trump and Clinton had contentious exchanges over other issues as well, including policing, the Iraq War, and the economy.

When Clinton faced the press for the first time since Monday night’s debate, she was not asked a single question about any of these issues.

Instead, one reporter asked her, "What do you think were the most critical moments last night?"

The follow-up question after that focused on how gender factored into the debate between her and Trump.

"What about the way he kept interrupting and the way he answered the question about gender. Do you think women would react to that?" MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked.

The last question she faced referenced a statement given by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani in which he suggested Trump should skip the next debate on Oct 9.

No questions were posed to Clinton about her email scandal, her position on TPP, and the Clinton Foundation, among other tough issues for her on the campaign trail.