Name That Play: Pinning Powell, Courting Blacks, FaceTime and Bigots

August 25, 2016


The plays are running fast and free in the final months of the 2016 election. Let’s take a few minutes to see what we’ve learned. Below are five multiple choice questions as posted on twitter @playmakeralan with answers listed at the bottom of this post.


1.  Responding to claims by Hillary Clinton that she was encouraged by Gen. Colin Powell to stretch the rules in email communications, the former Secretary of State, said this week, “Her people have been trying to pin it on me.”

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2.  In a speech widely seen as an attempt to court black voters, Donald Trump asked of African Americans, “What do you have to lose? You’re living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. Fifty percent of your youth is unemployed…”

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3.  Late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel was ready with a punch line and he was running a play when he asked of his star guest, Hillary Clinton, if maybe FaceTime was a better way to communicate than, oh say, email.

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4.  Laughing it off, Clinton said, “I think that would be a really good idea.”

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5.  In what CNN’s Jim Acosta described as another OMG campaign moment, Donald Trump turned the tables on his opponent. Reading from prepared remarks, he nearly screamed, “Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future!”

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Answer key:

Question 1: A new play

Question 2: Challenge

Question 3:  Bait

Question 4:  All of the above

Question 5:  Trump + Label


Post by Alan Kelly

Poll source: Twitter @playmakeralan