Join our online and social media editors tonight for our live blog of the final US Presidential debate.

We will bring you the latest as Trump and Clinton go head to head in a final bid to impress voters.

19/10/16 Reverse order Timestamp format


  1. Just under 4 hours until the final debate kicks off. Join us for updates.

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  2. Who do you think will win tonight's debate?
  3. Trump's running mate, Governor Mike Pence stopped by Trump HQ before tonight's head to head battle with Clinton.

    Stopping by Trump Nevada HQ ahead of tonight's debate to address our hardworking volunteers & staff. This team & Ne…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/788861742763823107 
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  4. Sarah Palin reported to be attending tonight's debate.

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  5. Obama's half brother at Trump HQ with campaign manager Kellyanne Conway

    Malik Obama and I hanging post-debate prep today. He told me why he is a Republican and voting for @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/sAGXDj4GHg
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  6. As this evening's debate approaches: at least 2.3 million people have already voted
  7. Bloomberg Politics poll released Wednesday morning in the US put Clinton 9 points ahead http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-10-19/national-poll

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  8. What issues should the candidates tackle tonight?

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  9. Tonight's 90 minute debate has been split into six 15 minute segments covering immigration, supreme court, entitlements and debt, the economy, foreign policy and fitness for office.

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  10. Will Trump centre the conversation on Bill Clinton?

    We're live at a press conference now where Danney Williams is claiming he is the illegitimate son of Bill Clinton:…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/788890985963094016 
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  11. One hour away from Clinton and Trump's face off #debatenight
  12. Chris Wallace of Fox News will moderate tonight's debate.
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  13. Pence on CNN: "The Supreme Court is literally on the ballot."

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  14. Mike Pence on CNN: "Voter fraud is real"


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  15. Will tonight see the return of Trump Shark?

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  16. Will tonight's debate get as personal as the last?

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  17. Trump campaign holding Facebook Live ahead of debate

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  18. Less than ten minutes until Trump vs Clinton

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  19. Chris Wallace takes his seat...

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  20. The third and final presidential debate is underway...

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  21. Candidates did not shake hands

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  22. The Supreme Court is the first topic of conversation

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  23. Clinton starts: "What kind of country are we going to be?"

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  24. Clinton: "We need a supreme court that will stand up on behalf of women's rights, on behalf of the LGBT community"

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  25. She stands firm on marriage equality

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  26. Trump: "The justices that I will appoint will be pro-life...and protect the second amendment"

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  27. Gun control taking centre stage.


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  28. Clinton: "I support the second amendment...but there can be and must be reasonable regulation"

    She wants to get rid of 'loopholes' that cause gun deaths that does not infringe on the second amendment.

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  29. Trump: "I am very strong supporter of the second amendment, we are going to appoint justices that will feel very strongly about the second amendment."


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  30. Wallace brings the conversation to abortion rights

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  31. Clinton says supports a woman's rights to decide on the 'most intimate' of situations

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  32. Clinton: "I will defend planned parenthood. I will defend Roe v Wade"

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  33. Trump won't say whether he plans to overturn Roe v Wade

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  34. “He said women should be punished” for abortion, Clinton says.

    Trump has said this before about abortion.

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  35. Trump: "I think its terrible that if you go with what Hillary is saying that you can rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month."

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  36. "it is not okay with me" - Trump on abortion

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  37. Clinton: "I do not think the government should be making this decision."

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  38. Conversation turns to immigration



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  39. Trump: " We have no country if we have no border."
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  40. Trump claims biggest problem New Hampshire public say they face is heroin

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  41. The Wall has been mentioned 22 minutes in...

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  42. Trump: "I want to build the wall. We need the wall."


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  43. Trump: "We have some bad hombres here and we're gonna clear them out"

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  44. "It's an idea that would rip our country apart" - Clinton on Trumps Wall

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  45. Clinton: "We are a nation of immigrants and of laws"

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  46. Oh yes he did

    Did he just say we have "bad hombres"? Oh no he didn't. #debatenight
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  47. Trump: "Hillary Clinton wanted the wall. She never gets anything done so it wasn't built"

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  48. "I want to get everyone out of the shadows and get everyone working" - Clinton retaliates

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  49. "You will have a disaster on trade and a disaster on open borders" - Trump fights back

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  50. Clinton: "We will have secure borders but we will also have reform"

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  51. Wallace calls to clear up Hillary's position on immigration

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  52. He brings up WikiLeaks - Clinton said she wanted open borders

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  53. Trump: "How did a question on borders end up about Putin?"


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  54. Trump on Putin: "He has no respect for her, no respect for our president. We are in serious trouble."

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  55. Clinton: "That's because he'd rather have a puppet as a president"

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  56. "You won't admit that you encourage espionage against American people"

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  57. They are both shouting...the debate is getting heated


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  58. Trump: "Putin has outsmarted her and Obama every single step of the way."

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  59. Trump: "Of course I condemn any Russian interference."

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  60. The puns have begun...

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  61. Clinton laughs as Trump says "she's been proven to be a liar"

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  62. Topic moves on to the economy

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  63. Wallace: "Please explain why you believe that your plan will create more jobs and growth for this country"

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  64. Clinton: "My plan is based on giving middle class families more opportunities"

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  65. She wants equal pay for equal work

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  66. Hillary on spending: She wants "real apprenticeships" and to make "college debt free"

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  67. Clinton: "His plan could lead to another recession."

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  68. Trump responds: "Her tax plan is a disaster."

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  69. He accuses her of allowing allies to take advantage of US

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  70. She will 'not add a penny to the debt'

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  71. Clinton: "I will not raise taxes on anyone making 250,000 dollars or less."

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  72. Wallace says Clinton's economic plans resemble the Obama Stimulus plan

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  73. She praises Obama for 'saving' the country from a recession

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  74. "Our country is stagnant" - Trump on trade and business

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  75. Clinton says while she has fought against illegal dumping of Chinese steel, Trump has bought it - his hotel in Las Vegas was built using it

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  76. Trump: "Excuse me, my turn"
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  77. He continues: "If you become president, this country is going to be in some mess, believe me"

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  78. Clinton compares her 30 years experience against Trump's

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  79. "I'll let the American people make that decision" - on who has more experience

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  80. Clinton: "While he was hosting the celebrity apprentice I was in the situation room monitoring the raid on Osama Bin Laden."


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  81. Topic turns to fitness for president as the allegations against Trump have been brought up

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  82. "She got these people to step forward. If it wasn't then they get their ten minutes of fame... It's all lies."

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  83. Trump interrupts.

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  84. "He attacked the woman recorder writing the story, called her disgusting.

    "We now know what Donald thinks towards women."

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  85. Trump: "Nobody has more respect for women than I do"

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  86. He brands Clinton's campaign as 'sleazy' and "crooked"

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  87. I want to talk about something slightly different.... topic turns to Clinton's emails

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  88. Clinton: “Donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger... I don’t think there’s a woman out there who doesn’t know what that feels like.”

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  89. "He also went after a disabled reporter...Mr and Mrs Khan... John McCade, a prisoner of war"

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  90. "It's not one thing... It's a pattern of divisiveness, a dangerous vision"

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  91. "That is not who America is."

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  92. Trump interrupts and points at Clinton

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  93. Talk turns to Clinton Foundation

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  94. "I am so proud of the work it does"

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  95. Trump: "Why don't you give back the money from countries that treat certain groups of people horribly"

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  96. "I mean, who does that?"

    Clinton on Trump foundation funds going towards a six foot statue of Trump.

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  97. "No way we can know if any of that is true because he's never released his tax returns" Clinton on Trump Foundation and tax returns

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  98. Wallace asks Trump about his comments on election rigging

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  99. Trump on whether he'll accept the election result no matter what: "What I've seen is so bad. The media is so corrupt and so dishonest... they poison the minds of the voters."

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  100. Here's how Trump reacts when he loses an Emmy, the Iowa caucus, a primary, and polls. So yeah, he seems fit for the…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/788924680556179457 
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  101. Clinton: "This is how Donald thinks, and it's funny but it's also troubling."

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  102. Talk moves to ISIS and terrorism - Clinton says she will continue to push for a no fly zone in Syria to 'bring the conflict to an end'

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  103. Clinton brings up the Emmy's two debates after Trump brought up Rosie O'Donnell from The View #debatenight
  104. Trump criticises Clinton's previous foreign policy decisions e.g. Iraq

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  105. "Wrong."

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  106. Iraq invasion back in the spotlight

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  107. "Donald was for the invasion of Iraq," Clinton says.

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  108. Trump interrupts with: "Wrong" - again.

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  109. Inaudible - they are shouting

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  110. Clinton: "Google it"

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  111. Trump agrees with Sanders' comment on Clinton's 'bad judgement'

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  112. Wallace, laughing at candidates: "Let's turn to Aleppo."

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  113. Wallace to Trump: "If I may finish my question"

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  114. Trump on Aleppo: "It's a humanitarian disaster and a lot of this is because of Hillary Clinton. Because of fighting Assad, because he is much stronger and smarter" than Obama and Clinton said he was

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  115. My favorite part of this debate is Chris Wallace openly laughing at both of them #debatenight
  116. "I will not slam the door to women and children" - Clinton on Syrian refugees

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  117. Clinton on the threat of ISIS: "The killer of the dozens of people in Orlando was born in Queens - the same place where Donald was from."

    Trump: “It’s so ridiculous. .. Wait one second... they had a cease fire three weeks ago. And Russia took over vast swatches... of land"

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  118. Final segment - national debt

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  119. Trump on trade deals - he will hit 6% growth with “tremendous economic machine.”

    “I’m going to create the kind of country that we were from the standpoint of industry.”

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  120. Clinton: “If you look at the debt, I pay for everything I’m proposing... we’ll have what economists call middle-out growth... I want to invest in you, I want to invest in your family... he started off as a millionaire..."

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  121. Candidates have one minute to explain why Americans should vote for them

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  122. Clinton: "I’m reaching out to all Americans because we need everybody... We need your talents... I have made the cause of children and families my life’s work. That will be my mission. Families against corporate interests."

    Trump: "She’s raising the money from the people she wants to control. Doesn’t work that way... We’re going to make America great again... We have a depleted military... Policemen and women disrespected. Inner cities.. shot walking to the store. All she’s done is talk to the African Americans and the Latinos. We are going to make America strong again... it has to start now. “We cannot take four more years of Barack Obama and that’s what you get when you vote for her.”

    Clinton smiles at the last statement.

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  123. That's the end of the final debate... who do you think won? Thanks for sticking with us.

    Goodnight.
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  124. Who do you think one the third and final debate? #debatenight
  125. BREAKING: Trump: "She’s raising the money from the people she wants to control. Doesn’t work that way... We’re going to make America great again... We have a depleted military... Policemen and women disrespected. Inner cities.. shot walking to the store. All she’s done is talk to the African Americans and the Latinos. We are going to make America strong again... it has to start now. “We cannot take four more years of Barack Obama and that’s what you get when you vote for her.”

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  128. Clinton:

    "I’m reaching out to all Americans because we need everybody... We need your talents... I have made the cause of children and families my life’s work. That will be my mission. Families against corporate interests."

    Trump:

    "She’s raising the money from the people she wants to control. Doesn’t work that way... We’re going to make America great again... We have a depleted military... Policemen and women disrespected. Inner cities.. shot walking to the store. All she’s done is talk to the African Americans and the Latinos. We are going to make America strong again... it has to start now. “We cannot take four more years of Barack Obama and that’s what you get when you vote for her.”

    Clinton smiles at the last statement.

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