Jeffe examines topics, language of second presidential debate

San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe in an article titled “Trump-Clinton debate: Bay Area residents dismayed at tone.”  The article covered the policy content and language used during the second presidential debate.

Then, after the two candidates took the debate stage and declined to shake hands, Trump attacked his rival in deeply personal terms, referring to her as “the devil” and saying that “she has tremendous hatred in her heart” and threatening, if elected, to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton’s use of a private email server.

“It was one of the nastiest debates I’ve ever seen,” said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a veteran political analyst at the University of Southern California. “Can you imagine having your children view this as an example of how America’s presidential campaigns are conducted — as an example of the workings of American democracy?”

For more from Jeffe, read the full article here.