US Presidential debate Live: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump talk about terrorism, economy
Donald Trump will aim to dump his losing political hand on Thursday in his third and final presidential debate with Hillary Clinton.
On Trump's allegation of this election being rigged
"I will look at it (the election result) at the time," Trump said. "First of all, the media is so dishonest and corrupt...The New York Times wrote an aritcle...I think the people can see through all the lies," he said.
"Millions of people are registered to vote who shouldn't vote," Trump said. "She shouldn't be allowed to run for the Presidency based on what she did with emails," he said.
"I will keep you in suspense," Trump said.
"This is horrifying," Hillary said in response. "When the FBI concluded there was nothing wrong with the emails, he claimed the FBI was rigged," he added.
"There was a time when he didn't get an Emmy for his show and he concluded that the Emmy was rigged," she said.
"We've had free and fair elections and we must accept the results," she said. "It just shows that you're not up to doing the job."
Donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger: Hillary
"Those stories have been largely debunked...I have a feeling it was her campaign that did it," he said, referring to the sexual assault allegations against him. "I didn't even apologise to my wife because I didn't do anything."
"I think they either wanted fame or their campaign did it," Trump said, adding that Obama and Hillary incited violence on many occasions. "It was all fiction and lies."
"Donald held a number of rallies where he said he could not have done those things to women because they were not attractive enough," Hillary said.
"I. Did. Not. Say. That," said Trump.
"Donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger," Hillary said. "America is great because America is good," she said.
"Nobody has more respect for women than I do," Trump said in response. "What isn't fictionalised are the 33,000 leaked emails," he said, raising the same issue he has raised over the last two debates.
India growing at 8%: Trump
"When you inherit the level of economic catastrophe which President Obama inherited...President Obama doesn't get the credit he deserves," Hillary said. "I propose that we invest from the ground up...not the top down," she added.
"I just met some high representatives of India...they are growing at 8 percent," Donald Trump said.
"Our country is stagnant...we've lost out jobs...we're not making anything," Trump said. "I pass factories that were thriving 25 years ago...and because of the bill her husband signed, it's horrible what has happened to these people," he said.
Debate moves to immigration as things get a bit aggressive
"She wants to give amnesty, which is a disaster...We need to secure our borders," Donald Trump said. "Drugs are pouring in through the border. We have no country if we have no border," he added.
"The biggest complaint they have in New Hamshire is heroine...it's poisoning the blood of their youth...We have to keep the drugs out of our country. We cannot give amnesty," he said.
"I want to build a wall...we need the wall," Trump said.
"I don't want to rip families apart...I don't want to see the deportation port in action in our country," Hillary said. "You would have to have a massive law enforcement forces where they would be going from schools to businesses rounding up people," she said. "It is an idea that would rip our country apart...I voted for border security in our nation. But I wanted to put our resources where they are needed: getting rid of any violent person."
"I think we are both a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws," Hillary said.
"I had a very good meeting with the president of Mexico," Donald Trump said. "Hillary Clinton wanted the wall...Hillary Clinton voted for the wall in 2006."
"I had voted for border security..." Hillary said. "Wall," Donald said, interrupting Hillary.
"Donald used undocumented labour to build his tower," Hillary said.
Trump's attack on Bill Clinton
With his campaign in chaos, Trump has stepped up his attacks on former president Clinton, asserting that he has a history of abusing women.
In an extraordinary step, Trump convened a press event just moments before the debate that included several women who accuse him of sexual harassment and rape.
Introduced by Trump as "very courageous women," his invited speakers included Paula Jones, a former government employee in Arkansas who sued Bill Clinton for sexual harassment, and Juanita Broaddrick, also of Arkansas, who claims that Clinton raped her in 1978.
The debate came at perhaps the most pivotal moment of the 2016 presidential race, with Trump needing a dramatic boost if he is to claw back ground against Clinton, who has surged in the polls since their first debate on 26 September.
Clinton's campaign has dismissed Trump's sensational targeting of Bill Clinton as an "act of desperation."
"Republicans are leaving you," Clinton told him on the debate stage, saying his campaign was "exploding." - AFP
No tweet from Mike Pence
It is extremely significant to note that while Hillary Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine was constantly tweeting throughout the debate, Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence has not put out a single tweet. Remember that Pence had also spoke against Trump on the issue of the tape in which Trump talked proudly about sexual assault.
Question: Can you name one positive thing that you respect in one another?
"I think that's a very fair question," Hillary Clinton said. "I respect his (Trump's) children...they are devoted. I think that says a lot about Donald. I believe that this election has become in part so conflict-oriented because there is a lot at stake."
"I consider her statement about my children a great compliment. I will say this about Hillary: She doesn't quit. She doesn't give up. She's a fighter. And I consider that to be very good trait," said Donald Trump.
No tweet from Mike Pence so far
Meanwhile, Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence has not tweeted anything about the debate since it began.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Syria
"The situation in Syria is catastrophic...There is a determined effort by the Russian airforce to destroy Aleppo. Russia hasn't paid any attention to ISIS. They're interested in keeping Assad in power. We need some leverage with the Russians. Because they're not going to come to the negotiating table unless there is some leverage...Russia has decided that it is all in in Russia. I've stood up to Russia and I've taken on Putin," Hillary Clinton said. "I do support the effort to investigate the war crimes by Syrians and Russians," she added.
"I don't think Obama would be listening to you anymore. She talks tough against Russia. But our nuclear programme is going nowhere. And Russia is going ahead with their nuclear programme. She talks about the rebels...she doesn't even know who the rebels are," Trump said. "We end up arming the rebels," Trump said, adding that soon, the rebels turn against them.
Trump also called the Iran deal the "dumbest deal" he had seen till now. "She wants to fight for rebels...you don't even know who the rebels are. I don't like Assad at all. But Assad is killing ISIS. Russia is killing ISIS," he added.
The moderator then repeated the question to Trump and asked what he would do. "Right now, Syria is fighting ISIS. I believe we have to get ISIS. We have to worry about ISIS," he said.
Trump on his call for ban on Muslims
"The Muslim ban is something that has morphed into extreme vetting," Trump said. "We're going into area like Syria, from where they are coming in by the thousands...We have no idea who they are, where they are from or what they want for our country," he added.
"I don't want to have hundreds of thousands of people from Syria coming into our country when we already have so many problems," he said.
"I will not anyone into our country who I think poses a risk to us. But there are children suffering in this catastrophic war, largely I believe because of Russian aggression," Hillary Clinton said. "It is important for us that as a policy, we don't say, as Donald has said, that we ban people on the basis of religion. How do we do what he has said without causing great distress?" she said.
"I thought what he said was extremely unwise. What Donald Trump said about Muslims is used to recruit fighters (terrorists)," Hillary said, adding that Donald Trump had supported the Iraq war.
"When we want to send the illegal immigrants back, many times the original country do not want them back because they are criminals. I am going to send them back. We are also letting drugs pour through our Southern border at a record rate," Trump said in response.
If you look at Bill Clinton, there has never been anyone in the history of politics that has been so abusive to women: Trump
"That was locker room talk. I am not proud of it. I am person who has great respect for his family. If you look at Bill Clinton, there has never been anyone in the history of politics that has been so abusive to women. Hillary Clinton attacked the same women. One of the women was raped at 12. And she (Hillary) has been seen laughing at the rape victim,"Donald Trump said.
Hillary said Trump tapes show who Donald Trump really is
"I've spent a lot of time thinking about what we heard and saw," Hillary Clinton said. "I never question someone's fitness to serve. Donald Trump is different. I said earlier that he was not fit to be President. Many Republicans have said the same thing. What we saw and heard on Friday was what Donald thinks about women. I think it represents exactly what Donald is. We have seen Donald berate women, rate them on their looks. So, yes, this is who Donald Trump is. But it is not only women and not just this video which raises a question about his fitness. Because he has also targeted African Americans, Latinos, people with disabilities."
"I want to send a message to the entire world: that America is already great. But it is great because we are good. We will respect one another and we will respect diversity," she said.
The Trump tapes
"This was locker room talk. I'm not proud of it...I apologised to the American people. We have a world in which you have ISIS chopping off heads...we have a world where you have so many bad things happen," said Donald Trump. "It's one of those things...I'm going to knock the hell out of ISIS. I will take care of ISIS," he said, trying to move the focus away from his remarks.
"Nobody has more respect for women that I do," said Trump. "I'm going to make our country safe. I'm going to make the borders safe again. And I'm going to make America wealthy again."
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Trump interrupted Hillary a lot
As the debate ends, it is important to note that while Hillary Clinton interrupted Donald Trump once or twice during the debate, Trump interrupted her almost everytime she spoke and almost on every issue. It is clear that he was a lot more careless when it came to following the rules of the debate.
Hillary: I am reaching out to all Americans. We need everybody to make our country stronger. We need your talents and your energy. I know the huge responsibility of protecting out country. I will stand up for families against powerful interests. I will do everything to make sure you have jobs.
Trump: We're going to make America great again. We don't take care of our veterans...we take care of illegal immigrants. Our inner cities are a disaster. I will do more for African Americans and Latinos. We cannot take four more years of Barack Obama.
On national debt
"I'm going to create tremendous jobs," Trump said. "We have a tremendous machine...to do that, we're taking back jobs. We're not going to let our jobs be taken by other countries," he added. "We have people who are political hacks making trade deals with other countries," he said.
"We have the greatest businesspeople in the world. We need those to make negotiations...We have to use our great people. We will create an economic machine the likes of which people have not seen in many years," Trump added.
"It's important to recognise that he has been criticising our governments for decades," Hillary said, adding that Trump had used the exact words against Ronald Reagan. "I pay for everything I am proposing," Hillary said.
"When I talk about how we are going to pay for education, we are going where the money is," she said. "There is no evidence that will diminish our growth...we have to go back to making the middle class stronger," she added.
Donald Trump will aim to dump his losing political hand on Thursday in his third and final presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, as polls show the Democrat has widened her lead over the provocative billionaire.
With just 20 days before Americans cast ballots 8 November, the two candidates will face off at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in what is sure to be a 90-minute slugfest watched by millions.
The Republican nominee, 70, is looking to bounce back from allegations made by several women of unwanted sexual advances, which came on the heels of the release of a 2005 video in which he made crass remarks about women.
"This is our final shot, folks," Trump, who has in recent days made multiple unsubstantiated allegations that the election will be "rigged," told supporters Tuesday in Colorado.
In recent weeks, polls have shown Clinton, 68, pulling ahead of Trump both on the national level and in key battleground states. She leads by more than six points in an average of national polls compiled by RealClearPolitics.
Women especially have thrown their support to Clinton — the difference now stands at 52 to 38 percent, according to a survey by Quinnipiac University.
Team Trump set the tone ahead of the political battle, with campaign CEO Steve Bannon promising that their debate invitation to President Barack Obama's Trump-supporting half-brother Malik was "just an appetizer."
The Manhattan real estate mogul has invited other guests who "expose Bill and Hillary's sordid past," Bannon told CNN, referring to Clinton and her husband, the former president.
The pro-Trump Breitbart website also published allegations by a former television reporter that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her three times while serving as governor of Arkansas.
Clinton's spokesman Brian Fallon said he "wouldn't be surprised" if Trump raised those claims during the debate, adding that Trump's scorched earth strategy could backfire.
"If he brings this approach to the debate stage tonight, it will be his loss," he told MSNBC.
Moderated by Fox News journalist Chris Wallace, the event is expected to draw a television audience of more than 50 million, as well as many viewers online.
The candidates will be asked about the economy, immigration, the Supreme Court, foreign flashpoints and their fitness to be president.
But if the past two debates were any guide, the duel could quickly descend into highly personal attacks, pushing substantive policy issues to the side.
Clinton, a former secretary of state and senator, has kept a low profile in recent days, shutting herself in with aides to prepare for the onslaught.
She "should do what she did in the two first debates which was largely remain calm, deflect criticism and attacks and let Donald Trump continue to self-destruct," said John Hudak, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
"If your opponent's ship is sinking, you don't throw them a life preserver," he said.
Trump undoubtedly will draw on the lessons of the past two head-to-head battles, and sharpen his attacks on Clinton over Syria and Libya.
The 2012 jihadist attack on the US mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi remains a burning issue among Republicans, who hold her partially responsible for the deaths of four Americans, including the ambassador.
Trump has invited Patricia Smith, the mother of an American killed in the attack, to attend the debate, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said.
But Conway advised Trump to "focus" on the issues, and come out strong against Clinton herself.
She is "a known liar," Conway told MSNBC. "She's lied to Congress. She's lied to the FBI. She lied to the Benghazi families. She lies and it's always for political gain."
Trump also is likely to hammer Clinton over recent revelations from emails hacked from her campaign staff and released by WikiLeaks that exposed her closed-door speeches to Wall Street and showed her flip-flops on trade deals.
Trump predicts an electoral surprise, or "new Brexit," when Americans vote next month.
The White House is increasingly concerned that Trump and his supporters will not recognise the election's outcome, plunging the country into a political crisis.
In a scorching rebuke, Obama told Trump on Tuesday to "stop whining" and go make his case to voters.
"I have never seen in my lifetime or in modern political history any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place. It's unprecedented," the president said.
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Clinton had been admitted on Tuesday to the hospital southeast of Los Angeles with an infection unrelated to COVID-19, officials said
The former US president, who was admitted to a Southern California hospital for a blood-related infection, is 'on the mend' and 'in good spirits'