Fiery Judge Jeanine to Trump: 'Be Yourself' at Debate, 'Your Opponent Can't Handle Truth'
In her Opening Statement last night, Judge Jeanine Pirro gave both presidential candidates advice on how to prepare for their first debate face-off, which will be held Monday night in Hempstead, New York.
“Donald, it's real simple. You're new at this. If you are yourself, you will obliterate her like you did those 16 others on those Republican primary debate stages,” Pirro said of her longtime friend, Donald Trump.
“Your opponent cannot handle the truth. She can’t handle a direct question. Nor is she able to give a direct response. Do not let her do the Washington two-step. Stay on offense. Without being offensive.”
Pirro also suggested Trump should ignore Clinton’s gender as a reason to be considerably kinder to her than he would if he were debating a man.
“She wants to be the leader of the free world-- gender is irrelevant. Make her prove she's up to it both mentally, physically and historically.”
She also advised he be more “presidential” than in prior debates, where nicknames like “Lyin’ Ted”and “Little Marco” were common expressions:
“You're a smart man Donald. This is the time to be presidential. No smirks. No faces.”
Pirro suggested to Clinton that she too be herself—“Cold. Calculating. Imperialistic.”
“And Hillary, don't shy away from talking about your record. The state of the world in chaos with you in charge of foreign policy-- unless of course you don't want to,” she said.
Watch Judge Jeanine's fiery Opening Statement above and read a full transcript below.
48 hours from what will be one of the biggest television events in history. The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Right now the race is neck and neck. It may even be a photo finish the pressure is on.
My advice to the candidates:
Donald -it's real simple. You're new at this. If you are yourself, you will obliterate her like you did those 16 others on those republican primary debate stages.
Your opponent cannot handle the truth. She can’t handle a direct question. Nor is she able to give a direct response. Do *not* let her do the Washington two-step. Stay on offense. Without being offensive.
And do not let the fact that she's a female stop you from going after her. She wants to be the leader of the free world gender is irrelevant. Make her prove she's up to it both mentally, physically and historically... Make her tell the truth. If the moderator lets her interrupt you - u do the same. If she misrepresents the facts- which she is sure to do- interrupt her and hold her feet to the fire.
Make her outline what exactly she’s done for us and *our* pocketbooks as opposed to *hers*. How is it that she's worth hundreds of millions of dollars without a business, a product or even a website? What case she can make for herself and what has she done for the American people in the last thirty years?
Donald, we don't expect you to know everything. You're not a politician. And that's what we like about you. We honestly don't give a damn if u don't know who the prime minister of Uzbekistan is. Neither do we. That's not what brought us here. It's your ideas your beliefs. Your passion. It's the nationalism. It's the American dream that u make us believe is possible for us again it's we Americans who need to be the dreamers.
You're a smart man Donald. This is the time to be presidential. No smirks. No faces.
Be the man we’ve known for decades - one who is always working- never gives up- loves the American worker. Is kind to whoever approaches him- who walks
Down the street--- long before he ran for office-- willing to shake the hands of a hard hat, a police officer or a simple tourist. A man who raised 3 of the most incredible adult children I have ever had the privilege to watch grow.
And you Hillary- now I know you’re practicing in front of that mirror with your note cards
Asking mirror mirror on the wall, which Hillary will be the most electable of them all?
I have an idea. Hillary how about you be yourself. Cold. Calculating. Imperialistic.
Willing to lie. Willing to rope off the press so you don't have to answer their questions. How dare they demand answers from a woman of your stature.
And while you're at it, maybe u can explain calling millions of Americans who want only to be safe and provide for their families - deplorable. That's right-- deplorable. While you came to be a dept. of justice and an FBI untouchable.
And Hillary don't shy away from talking about your record. The state of the world in chaos with you in charge of foreign policy - unless of course you don't want to. And I wouldn't blame u. Maybe u can say that you short circuited or that brain clot has obliterated that memory too.