Trump referenced Carrier leaving Indiana during first debate with Clinton

Trump on Carrier
Chuck Todd on first presidential debate

INDIANAPOLIS - The dust is still settling the morning after the first debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. And we await polling numbers to determine the debate's impact on the race for President.

Indiana came up during the first ten minutes of the debate, with Trump talking about a loss of jobs right here in the Hoosier state that still stings today.

"All you have to do is take a look at Carrier Air Conditioner in Indianapolis. They fired 1,400 people. They're going to Mexico. So many hundreds and hundreds of companies are doing this, we can not let it happen," Trump said.

Trump said he would lower taxes so jobs wouldn't leave in the first place or he would place taxes on manufacturers if they leave and continue selling their products in the U.S.

Clinton retorted that Trump's plan is flawed. "Stop and remember where we were eight years ago. We had the worst financial crisis since the 1930s," she said. "That was in large part because of tax policies that slashes taxes on the wealthy. Failed to invest in the middle class. Took their eyes off of Wall Street, and created a perfect storm."

To spur job creation, Clinton is pushing for an investment in infrastructure and clean energy.

A nationwide television audience of roughly 100-million people watched, providing both candidates with a critical opportunity to snag undecided voters.

Two more debates are scheduled in the next six weeks before the November election.

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