Third Presidential Debate
Wednesday, October 19 marked this year’s most anticipated political event: the third and final presidential debate. The entire country held their breath as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage for the last time together before November 28.
The debate, taking place in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, lasted an hour and a half and covered many hot button topics.
The first topic regarded the Supreme Court and how both candidates want to see the court take the country. Trump and Clinton also covered their interpretation of the constitution.
Clinton addressed the topic by stating that she believed that the Supreme Court should stand of the side of the American people.
“For me, that means that we need a Supreme Court that will stand up on behalf of of women's rights, on behalf of the rights of the LGBT community, that will stand up and say no to Citizens United…” Clinton explained.
The senator went on to mention that the Senate should confirm the nominee sent by President Obama since that is the way the Constitution should operate. Trump, on the other hand, said that he believed that the Supreme Court should protect the Second Amendment, along with all other amendments. He also confirmed that the Supreme Court justices he plans to appoint will be conservative and pro-life.
“They will interpret the Constitution the way the founders wanted it interpreted.” Mr. Trump commented on said justices.
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Other topics talked about in the debate included immigration, the economy, foreign hot spots, and fitness to be president. Gun control and abortion were addressed as well.
One of the most talked about statements of the night, however, came from Donald Trump when he implied that he won’t accept the results of the election.
“I will look at it at the time,” Mr. Trump said, “I will keep you in suspense.”
According to CNN’s poll, Senator Clinton won the debate with 52% of people saying that she did the best job. 39% claimed that Mr. Trump did the best job.
There is no way of telling who will be our new president once November 8 comes along, and it is truly anybody’s race.