The third and final presidential debate left the two candidates looking more prepared for the oval office than at any point in the race. Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace started the night out with a broad but crucial question on appointing Supreme Court Justices and how it would shape our Constitution.
Secretary Hillary Clinton was asked about where she stood on the second amendment and her stance on abortion which are two highly contrasting points between the two nominees. While Donald Trump stressed that the more literal interpretation of the Second Amendment should be kept and didn’t speak of any increased regulation of background checks for gun owners saying “We are going to appoint justices that will feel very strongly about the Second Amendment, that will not do damage to the Second Amendment.”
“Well, I strongly support Roe v. Wade, which guarantees a constitutional right to a woman to make the most… difficult decisions about her health care that one can imagine.” Clinton said adding that Trump intends to defund planned parenthood which provides access to cancer screenings and other benefits for women in our country. Clinton said she would strongly defending Roe v. Wade and defend Planned Parenthood.
The second major question was about immigration. Trump clearly stated that a wall will be built although he took a softer stance towards mass deportation of illegal immigrants stating “And once the border is secured, at a later date, we’ll make a determination as to the rest. But we have some bad hombres here, and we’re going to get them out.”
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Clinton responded citing families that she has met and how they are afraid that if Trump followed through with his plan they would be ripped apart. Clinton added that removing illegal immigrants criminals would be only deportation.
A lot of the debate seemed familiar with tax policies, the economy, Trump’s women trouble and of course, name calling:
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Donald Trump gave the most concise and prepared answers out of any of the three debates. Although Trump had a strong performance it may not be enough for a comeback or even a close race leading up to the general election.