Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to clash in Las Vegas ‘Fight Night’ debate: US election briefing and pollsOctober 19, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will square off for the third and final time in Las Vegas tonight for what has been dubbed “Fight Night”.
After two vitriolic presidential debates, much of which were spent trading insults and discussing sexual assault allegations rather than policies, the third could top the lot as Trump battles to make up lost ground on his rival.
It emerged last night that he had apparently invited President Barak Obama’s half brothr, Malik Obama to the debate.
He also backed Trump over allegations from several women that the presidential candidate had sexually assaulted them in the past.
“I don’t believe them,” he said. “Why didn’t they come forward before?”
Trump, who has denied all allegation of sexual assault, said: “I look very much forward to meeting and being with Malik. He gets it far better than his brother”
Trump invited three of the women who accused Bill Clinton, the former president, of sexually harassing or assaulting them years ago to the second presidential debate.
Mrs Clinton, meanwhile, is bringing frequent Trump critic and billionaire Mark Cuban and Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman.
Campaigning in Colorado yesterday, Mr Trump hinted at a “now or never” approach.
“We’ve only just begun to fight, believe me,” he said. “This is our final shot, folks. In four years it’s over. You’re never going to be able to win. It’s tilting. It’s going to be a one-party system. This is your final shot.”
At the weekend, he accused H of taking drugs before the second presidential debate and said both candidates should be tested for substances ahead of tonight’s clash.
Topics chosen by moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News include debt and entitlements, immigration, the economy, the Supreme Court, foreign hot spots, and fitness to be president.
Mrs Clinton has kept a low profile this week in the lead up to the debate – she has a lead of seven per cent in an average of all recent polls and bookmakers have already started paying out to customers who backed her to win the race.
However, the recent damaging email revelations are likely to be raised in Las Vegas.