Buckle up tonight for the third and final Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, live from the University of Nevada in fabulous Las Vegas. Tonight’s debate will be moderated by Chris Wallace, of the Fox News Channel. The format will be similar to the first debate where both candidates will be firmly planted behind their podiums with no awkward wandering.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Third Presidential Debate from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas
Air Time: 9pm ET (8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT, basically live in whatever 9pm ET is equivalent to in your time zone)
Candidates: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Moderator: Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday
Format: Fox News’ Chris Wallace, the moderator of the third and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, has announced the topics that will guide the questions at the debate. Wallace will ask questions about debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hot spots and the candidates’ fitness to be president, according to an announcement made Wednesday by the Commission on Presidential Debates. Each of the six segments will last 15 minutes.
Here’s a preview from USA Today:
Third presidential debates tend to be the least exciting, but Wednesday’s final clash between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton figures to be an exception.
Trump comes roaring into the prime-time face-off at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, claiming that the Clinton campaign, the media and the political establishment are conspiring to “rig” the election against him, using “false” stories from women who have accused him of sexual aggression.
“The media is trying to rig the election by giving credence, and this is so true, by giving credence to false stories that have no validity and making the front page,” Trump said Monday in Green Bay, Wis.
Will the candidate echo his conspiracy claims in Vegas?
“Trump’s participation ensures there shouldn’t be many dull moments on Wednesday night,” said Aaron Kall, director of debate at the University of Michigan.
I’m not sure what to expect tonight, but I’m betting it will look more similar to the first debate than the second debate. I’m sure there’ll be attacks, but I doubt it will be as explosive as last week in St. Louis. Chris Wallace has stated that he will not be fact checking the candidates and instead will let the candidates follow up on each other, which I think is the proper way to approach a debate.
As always, we’ll have the full debate video after it airs.