Interesting experiment on the election debates

Actors swapped Trump, Clinton genders in mock debate – guess whose message won

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Just before the second presidential debate in October, Professor Maria Guadalupe began to wonder what would happen if the brash, aggressive mannerisms of Donald Trump were emulated by a woman.

Turns out the hypothetical candidate was a hit.

In a bias-challenging twist, Guadalupe and another professor recently engineered a gender-swap exercise featuring a mock debate between a female version of Trump and a male version of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Despite some assumptions that the Trump-ish female would not fare well, audiences actually responded more positively to her. 

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A Trump will always trump. That thought is well established now in the minds of all, weather they like it or not, they do think it.

Trump a nice winning verb too! nullnull