This man asked Donald Trump a question and became a meme

Louis Dor
Monday 10 October 2016 08:15

One man attempted to end the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the friendliest possible terms.

He nearly succeeded and has since become an icon, fighting against the toxicity of politics in 2016.

Karl Becker, a floating voter, took the microphone for the last question and asked:

Would either of you name one positive thing that you respect in one another?

Clinton answered first, saying she respected Trump's children:

I respect his children. His children are incredibly able and devoted and I think that says a lot about Donald. I don't agree with nearly anything else he says or does, but I respect that and think that is something that as a mother and a grandmother is very important to me.

Trump replied that he was unsure as to whether this was intended as a compliment, but said he would take it as one anyway, before mustering some faint praise for Clinton:

I will say about Hillary, she doesn't quit and doesn't give up. I respect that. I tell it like it is.

She is a fighter. I disagree with much of what she is fighting for. I do disagree with her judgment in many cases, but she fights hard and doesn't quit or give up, but that is a good trait.

Watch the full video, below:

Karl had done the impossible, managing to get the presidential candidates to say something in the ballpark (or at least the adjacent carpark) of amicable.

For this achievement, many suggested we simply hand him the presidency:

Elect Karl Becker, immediately.

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