Hillary Clinton responded to Donald Trump’s complaints about his microphone during last night’s presidential debate with a zinger: “Anybody who complains about the microphone is not having a good night.”
Clinton made the remark to a gaggle of press on her campaign plane on Tuesday. The assembled group of journalists can be heard reacting to Clinton’s barb thrown at Trump at the very end of the below clip.
As Talking Points Memo points out, Trump went on Fox and Friends earlier to complain about his mic:
“I had a problem with a microphone that didn’t work. My microphone was terrible. I wonder, was it set up that way on purpose? My microphone, in the room they couldn’t hear me, you know, it was going on and off. Which isn’t exactly great. I wonder if it was set up that way, but it was terrible.”
Real Clear Politics reports on Clinton’s comments to her press pool right before she made her zinger:
I think viewers got a real chance to begin to compare us on policy…
I think his demeanor, his temperament, his behavior on the stage could be seen by everybody. People can draw their own conclusions, and I thought on several occasions, he was making charges and claims that were demonstrably untrue. Offering opinions that I think a lot of people find offensive. He can represent himself how he chooses, but the real point is about temperament and fitness and qualification to hold the most important, hardest job in the world, and I think people saw last night, there were some very clear differences between us…