The last debate in the primaries Trump participated in involved 4 people. Monday was his first one-on-one debate and it did not go well for him.
In a broad sense, this is somewhat meaningless. I am painfully aware of results a month after he first debate of 2012. In true indifference fashion, Trump could still win despite the debate performance. However, he will need to do better. Doing better probably isn’t calling Hillary a murderer who can’t keep a man, but a lot of his supporters are making the case for that anyway.
Supposedly, Obama was pulled aside by his team and told he sucked at the first debate because Obama actually thought he won. Since I’m sure Trump thought he won as well, I’m wondering if his two puppeteers Jared Kushner and Kellyanne Conway can get him to act like a serious candidate for the next debate. Given the town hall format, I’m dubious.