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Eva and Carina comment on the 2016 presidential race.
Eva and Carina comment on the 2016 presidential race. They don’t like Trump’s “bad words.”

At Sunday night’s presidential debate in St. Louis, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton sparred over a number of hot-button issues.

Things started on a tense note after an audience member asked the candidates whether they are modeling positive behavior for today’s youth, a question that led moderator Anderson Cooper to grill Trump on the offensive comments he made about women.

Wade says he prefers kids cartoons like Ninjago to politcs.
Wade says he prefers kids cartoons like Ninjago to politcs.

The remarks from an “Access Hollywood” recording were not the first for Trump, who has belittled veterans, the disabled, Latinos and many others during the course of the 2016 campaign. Clinton cited those instances during the debate, and reminded Americans that “our children were watching.”

Indeed, many children have been paying  attention to this year’s campaign, which led us to ask several kids who they are hoping wins the presidential election next month. After all, it is their future at stake.

We first aired this video at last week’s GeekWire Summit as part of our “Future Innovators” segment, an annual tradition in which we hear the offbeat and funny viewpoints of kids about technology, innovation and the future. As you’ll see, Hillary Clinton seems to have the vote locked up for those under the age of 10, and many had some strong words for Trump. You can see all of the Future Innovators’ videos below:

 

And here’s a look at what the kids had to say about inventions they’d create if they were given a million dollars, including moving toilets and flying cars!

 

Here’s what they had to say about traveling to Mars.

 

And here’s a key question: Will robots be our friends or enemies?

 

And, finally, a grab bag of random thoughts from the kids:

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