The Final Presidential Debate: On the Televisions of 71.5 Million

Staff Writer: Heather Abler

The third and final presidential debate took place Wednesday, October 20th at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. The republican nominee, Donald Trump, and the democratic nominee, Secretary Hilary Clinton, faced off again in another intense hour and a half discussion. Many issues were discussed that majorly divided the candidates, such as border patrol and abortions. In fact, a good deal of times they got so heated that they did not even stop talking when the announcer was trying to move on to the next question.

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(The candidates facing of Wednesday night) (Emily Boswell)

On the topic of abortion, the candidates’ views are polar opposite. The announcer asked Trump to respond on if he would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that says a woman has a right to get an abortion if he was elected as president. Trump then responded that if this case was overturned, it would go back to the states to decide. Hilary however, said “I will defend women’s rights to make their own health care decisions.” She also supports late term abortions. Trump was appalled by this, in which he fired back, ““I think it’s terrible if you go with what Hillary is saying that in the ninth month you can take the baby and rip it out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby.  That’s not acceptable.”

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(The candidates discussing important controversial issue) (Emily Boswell)

 

Donald Trump made it very clear to all Americans when discussing his border patrol plan that he was going to build a wall. On Wednesday night, he elaborated on his immigration policy by saying that we need to keep drugs, drug lords, and “bad hombres” out of this country. Hillary said in her plan, all immigrants coming in will have to be background checked thoroughly.

Trump also made a point in this debate about dismissing the nine women who claimed he had grabbed them inappropriately and without permission, saying, “Those stories have been largely debunked. Those people, I don’t know those people. I have a feeling how they came. I believe it was her (Hilary’s) campaign that did it,” he said.

All in all, the three presidential debates have been far more watched and more interesting than ones in previous years, and have people anxious to know what the final results will be. Between the comical interruptions of the announcers and backfires from candidate against candidate, all of America’s eyes will be glued to the television screen when the election results are announced.

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