Final Debate a Contentious, Ill-Tempered Affair
The third and final presidential debate was once again a contentious and ill-tempered affair. There were no handshakes between the candidates either before or after the 90-minute debate as the mudslinging between the two campaigns ratcheted up.
The debate covered a lot of ground, but many observers are in agreement that the headline moment was when moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News pressed Donald Trump on whether he would accept the results of the November election, now just 19 days away.
“I will look at it at the time,” Trump said. “I’m not looking at anything now, I’ll look at it at the time. … I will tell you at the time, I’ll keep you in suspense.”
PBS “NewsHour” correspondent Lisa Desjardins joins us from Washington, D.C. with the latest campaign news.
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