Mark it down in history, the presidential debates are now finished for 2016 with the final battle having taken place earlier this evening between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The debate took place at the University of Nevada, in Las Vegas, and was moderated by Chris Wallace, of the Fox News Channel.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Third Presidential Debate from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas

Candidates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Moderator: Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday
Transcript: Washington Post

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Here’s a recap on the evening from Politico:

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump did not hide their personal animus in their final debate.

Like their last meeting, they skipped the handshake and immediately launched into a heated battle on everything from abortion rights and the Second Amendment to Russian espionage aimed at helping the Republican win the White House.

Also like the second debate, this forum unfolds in the shadow of controversies. Numerous women have come forward to accuse Trump of the kind of sexual assault he was caught bragging about in a video. Trump has denied the accusations and alleged they are part of a media conspiracy to rig the election. Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign has been forced to grapple with the release of thousands of stolen campaign emails that reveal discrepancies in her public and private positions.

Kudos to Chris Wallace, I think he delivered a fine performance as moderator because this was the most substantive debate of the three. Wallace was careful to keep the audience toned down, scolding them on several occasions to stop cheering for answers they liked. He also evenhandedly lobbed difficult questions to each candidate, and then let them answer without arguing with them.

As for the candidates, it’s clear that Donald Trump had arguably his best debate performance so far, but, by most accounts, Hillary Clinton was not far behind him. Trump did get in many shots at topics which hadn’t previously been raised such as the Wikileaks emails and the Clinton Foundation. Hillary, for her part, repeated many of most damaging attacks against Trump including allegations from various women claiming Trump had sexually harassed or assaulted them in some way over the years.

Will this debate move the needle? That’s hard to say, but I think Trump did more to help himself in a debate setting than he did in the first two debates. We’ll have to wait for some new poll numbers and keep watching this campaign unfold into the final stretch.


    • Actually there are battleground states trying to dry out, and those who are not sure yet. But no doubt this debate helped Trump, he was a shining star and really hit the issues admirably. Anxious for the return for America next year as jobs return. I saw so many jobs leave here that never should have. So many business left under Obama. And yet the USA was on an up hill just before Obama took over. But no, Obama care was more important than jobs as job one. His biggest failed policy. Just for a legacy. Geez. He deserves it to be stripped, it was and is horrible.

          • No denialism here. I’m accepting the truth that polls show Trump will lose in a landslide. You are not. That’s what denialism means.

            • Your funny, keep drinking the Clinton Kool-Aid. It’ll be over soon and reality is Trump will return jobs to America. Denial is not a river by the way, its the code of the Dem’s and ALT-LEFTs.

    • seriously?he was rude, and sexist. calling her nasty and saying her husband disagrees with her. her husband isn’t running for office. and the only nasty person on the stage was trump. all he does is brag about how great he is.

      • Judyt00 – and he’s not even close to great. He’s gutter trash. She stood heads above him in the debate and actually knew what she was talking about.

        • I agree BlueBunny, Hillary is organised, thorough and yes she knows what she is talking about. Trump on the other side thinks everyone else is stupid, and that he is the smartest person on the planet. I think he is a joke!

    • LOL Trashy trump showed he’s incompetent as she walked circles around him. He’s total filth and will be in court for both his fraud charges and being sued for raping a 13 year old. HE’LL be the defendant and I hope they take the little money he has left.

      • Actually, I’m an independent. They’re just images, but scum-o-crats on the other hand, actually enact the most heinous violence there is, the murdering of unborn babies and partially born babies. No imagery there……i n f a n t i c i d e.

        • Okay, you’re one of many Republicans who don’t want to be formally associated with the GOP.

          It’s not just imagery. It reflects your thoughts. Whenever a woman makes you upset, your mind jumps to punishing her with physical violence. You need therapy.

          And, as a reminder, “partial birth abortion” is not a real thing. It doesn’t exist. It’s literally a fictional procedure invented by Republicans in the mid 1990s.

  1. Can’t even count how many times Hilary brings up the words children or toddlers in their debates. Also, what is wrong with Trump’s eyes.Do they ever open wide enough for him to see? I’m not voting for either of them, so I’m just observing the charade.

  2. No, he didn’t help himself. He again showed he has no clue about anything. He also showed he has no intelligence and no integrity. He isn’t fit to lead anything or anyone.

  3. clearly you have no clue. He wishes to increase hate, racism and misogyny. He wants to take away rights of women over their own bodies. He has no idea of constitutional law. He wants to marginalise anyone who dissents with him. He wants to be a dictator – so very obviously. She says all the right stuff, I might doubt that she would hold that up, but he is frightening.

  4. The Orange Douche suggests a woman would carry a baby for all of nine months, and then snuff it out the day before it would be born because that’s what unrestricted abortion rights would allow – I’m not even female, and I understand just how sickeningly contrived that sort of scenario is. Trump is the lowest form of lowlife on this planet to mischaracterize the typical American woman in such a horrifying way, and his words speak volumes on his own character!

      • Because Hillary and Obama believe its ok to kill a near born human. Not being legally a human according to them. I am with Trump highly on that. And yes planned parent hood does some good, so middle of the road somewhat. But killing instead of abortion for the most part is wrong and murder.

        • A fetus prior to viability outside of the womb is not a baby, it is nothing but a parasitic blob of human DNA.

      • I wouldn’t call it “major”, and would be inclined to believe she saw it in the “too ludicrous to waste time dealing with” category. That I saw a dire, ludicrously overdramatized scenario for what it is means most people did, there’s bigger fish to fry with the guy who’s long ago exhausted credibility with all but the jerkiest knee-jerk morons.

    • There is no such thing as “unrestricted abortions” in the US anyways. Abortions are still illegal passed six months, which is viability.(Unless the mothers life is in danger)

  5. You are truly right, He is out to fix all of both Clintons and Obamma failures to the USA. We need healing from the abuse caused by them.

    • Yeah, stupid Obama for cutting unemployment in half and saving the economy. We need to get back to 10% unemployment and disastrous recession like we had in the golden Republican years.

      • The only reason the unemployment numbers are low is after you are out of work so long you no longer count as a number. It’s not that hard. So many are still without a job. Damned glad Trump will bring jobs back.

        • Great job parroting Republican talking points. But now let’s try actually thinking for yourself, okay?

          If the unemployment number, whatever you think it represents, is down by half, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

          • Talk about parroting. Your funny. And I knew this info long before Trump ever put in for the primaries. It’s not hard to figure out. If it were a real unemployment number it would be great, but it’s not. All I have to do is hear all over the place people saying how is that possible when so many are out of work. And the media will always make the Dem’s look better. Been that way for decades now. Obama takes us to War little is mentioned in the media, Let Bush continue to fight and he is a slaughterer. But I have stories to the contrary.

            • You have stories, I have facts. Yeah, that’s how it usually goes.

              So let’s not compare apples to oranges. You shouls be able to state what the “real” unemployment is right now, as compared to the “real” unemployment 8 years ago. That shouldn’t be a problem for you, unless your argument is entirely fact free.

            • My stories are from soldiers that served in Iraq and military articles, much more reliable than the mainstream media. But go ahead and believe the media and keep drinking the Kool-Aid that says otherwise. Our boys were not murderers, They liberated and did a wonderful job of rebuilding, while the media kept their so called death count daily and made it sound as awful as possible. More booys died in the streets in the USA than in Iraq daily, but no count is made of that. The Iraqi’s were very happy we were there.

            • You were talking about the “real unemployment rate” and your evidence is you know some Iraq vets? Are you just typing random words?

            • Keep up and read it all. I was showing how the media lies and has lied. But make it what you want to say. The media and Dem’s always do. Trump is still winning, that’s all that matters.

            • I don’t know what you’re trying to say, and neither do you.

              Let’s bring it back yo unemployment, since that’s what we were talking about before your stroke.

              By “real unemployment rate,” do you mean the U-3 or U-6 rate or something else?

  6. This was literally Trumps worse performance thus far, and the nail in his coffin. Clinton is polling just as well as Obama was vs Romney and even better in many polls, and after this debate she will gain a few more points as well. The election will be a cake walk , she could even end up winning texas.

  7. It’s brilliant! Can’t you all see what’s going on here? Vote for Trump! That way it will be clear to all how insanely ridiculous the system is….if this creature can win the most powerful position on planet earth….Anything is possible! It will be great motivation for the children

  8. ok they need to do subtitles for the recordings of debates. the fact that the sound goes in and out is ridiculous

  9. Coming from the UK, this whole debate seems the most stupidest debate in American history. Trump supporters never have anything good to say about him since he is a despicable person so they only support him by criticizing his opponents, basically shouting to the world they are stupid as they can’t think for themselves. Hilary Clinton is a lying cheat, she is too involved in the inner loop who will lie, endorse and cheat for her, wikileaks has been a great source of proving this, she has no answer for this so she avoids all of her wrongdoings and just screams Putin’s name instead of trying to do the correct, ethical thing in the first place. So my question for the Americans out there, are you all really that stupid enough to make these two people the best two people you could find to run your country? At the moment, everyone believes you are the laughing stock of the world. This video also sucks, what’s with the awful audio?

  10. So if Trump wins many people are going to start a civil war because they are fighting for what they believe in. One the other hand, if Killery Hillary wins “we the people” are going to do nothing? Do you know what is going to happen to this country if she wins? Just think of how bad it is now, and multiply that by another four years. Actually people, did you know that white children are now being born the minorities in America, and Christianity is falling even faster. What happen to us? War is not such an ugly thing, but Americas decay of man and the shameful state of the people’s patriotic feeling which feels that nothing is worth fighting for is.
    Look into these places where whites are the minority now, look into South Africa. The American people have been used as instruments, serving the selfish motivations of the monsters who care nothing about our peoples, our beliefs, morals, and values. Looking in our country and around the world anyone can see that we are under attack. We have but a few days to get ready for war. People we must fight back, a war is coming, and we must be ready. We need the brave and strong to go into these places and take out this breathing trash of America. White, Black, Brown, or Yellow these people have got to go. In order for our children and their children’s children to be save, we must do this. We must demand better for our children too. Do you know most people in America do not have any knowledge of white slavery? If you do not research it yourself you won’t know because our schools have taught us, are continue to teach our children these false narratives of “black victimization” and “white privilege”. Every history book in the American school system is based off propaganda, the people in charge are the same ones who have set this up people. Wake up!!! We must make this right or your people, my people, all our peoples have fought and died for nothing. We have a lot of work to do, in order to make this country great, I hope everyone of you are up for the challenge. We cannot rely on the same minds that created this mess to begin with, to be the same minds to fix it. If you all truly want America to get back to “GOOD”, I suggest you all look into the Second Great Awakening. Whether you believe in God or not is irrelevant, the point is society is much better with Christianity than without. Look at these grown children now running the streets, going around killing each other, etc. They have no morals or values. See at least when the parents fail they would have God, or a conscience inside them telling them what is right and what is wrong. Politics has took us down the wrong road in America. Gay rights, Women’s Rights, Racism, and political correctness are huge things in this country from political agendas. We can see what this system has done to this country by looking into these areas. Some president want votes so he
    agrees with Gay rights, now straight people have lost their rights because the “Women’s” and “Men’s” bathrooms are obsolete, and if you say anything against this you are “against gays” from political correctness. Half or more of America’s population is female so here come the feminist group. I hate to burst anyone’s
    bubble but this country and its people have gone to shit because women are no longer at home teaching their own children right from wrong. Look at the Second Great Awakening, it was led by women, and after all kinds of social reform. Looking back then anyone can see that women where in charge of society’s integrity. Once
    again, if you say anything against this, others will say you hate women because of political correctness. “Racism” is a huge weapon today. Anyone can look at the facts and see that it is the white race that is under attack, and discriminated against. The black race make up just 13% of this population, yet that 13% commits
    more than 50% of all murders in America. Our schools, parents, and even our government has raised the black race to believe they are entitled. With affirmative action there is no “White privilege” in America. I sent my kid to a school that cost me $4,000 a year, then I found out that this same school will go out looking for black children to come to this school for free, because if they do not have a certain percentage of blacks by the end of the year, they could be sued. Same thing go’s for any college. If a white man has more
    experience at a job and applies for it, yet a black man with no experience applied also, the black man gets picked, because they would get sued, they also have to meet a quota, and this list goes on and on. There is nothing but Black privilege everywhere in this country. Many of them will say “Blacks built everything.” Before whites came to Africa blacks were still making houses out of poop, no electricity, etc. I am not sorry to say all these things, because they are the ones bringing it all up and trying to claim it all as something
    they did. Look at all the untold violent hate crimes going unnoticed from our media on YouTube. Look
    up a man named Anthony Johnson and you will see that he was a free black man in America who owned a black slaves. It is documented that many free blacks owned some of the biggest plantations that were operated by black slaves, in America. Did I mention that only 1.4% of all Americans owned slaves? Looking past the political agenda, and psychological warfare. A group a black boy’s set fire to a white boy on a school bus, and this has happened more than once. “RAPE”, look up the data on rapes in America too, anyone can see that blacks are raping about seven thousand white women on average, in America every
    year, compared to ZERO white on black rapes. White people are being singled out beaten, raped, and even killed in America now but the media will not show it. You will notice if a black person commits a crime the media’s will not even say the race of the person unless they are wanted by the police, but when a white
    person does something they not only say the race, but show a picture as well. Baltimore has the fifth highest big city murder rate in the country. The four cities ahead of it are Detroit, New Orleans, Newark and St. Louis. There are many more places in America, look it up, and all these cities have something in common,
    not racism, but race. The killers are black. The murder rate in Baltimore stood at 37.4 to 100,000 people. Since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in late 1963, more Americans have been killed by gunfire in this country than died in all U.S. wars. Not because of guns, but from the blacks. We have been
    allowing just 13% of our population to do this to America. Those with low IQs are more violent, irrational, and will never admit there is a problem. Even if they do the Political agendas, and propaganda this system brings will keep them down. I honestly believe that governments around the world have been bought by
    this monetary system and this system has brought a form of genocide to white’s people around the world. Those with lower IQs are more manageable, easily controlled, and would never question what’s really going on. The United States accepts “each year”—from 70,000 Refugees in 2015 to 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017—and scale up the number of Syrian refugees admitted to at least 10,000 for the current fiscal year, which began October 1. They are spreading them out, so it does not look Biblical. Gay rights, Women’s Rights, Racism, and political correctness are going to be the end of everything we believe in and ourselves. Unless we choose to fight back. Just a few days till War people, be ready and willing to fight for our future, our children, and their children’s children. God-Speed !!!

  11. I wonder what their thoughts are on freeing Rick Sanchez. I feel sad for America to have two such candidates, how do you decide between two pieces of shit?

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