Live coverage: Final US presidential debate

Live coverage: Final US presidential debate
5 min read
20 October, 2016
Rolling coverage of the third and final US presidential debate from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, NV.
Wednesday's debate is the third and final one ahead of the election [Getty]
That concludes our live coverage of the final US presidential debate.
2:35 [GMT]:

Closing statements. Why should Americans vote for you?

Clinton: I’m reaching out to all Americans because we need everybody. I’ve seen the presidency up close. I have made the cause of children and families my life’s work. That will be my mission. Families against corporate interests. Give me a chance.

Trump: She’s raising the money from the people she wants to control. Doesn’t work that way. We’re going to make America great again. We have a depleted military. Take care of our veterans. All she’s done is talk to the African Americans and the Latinos. “We cannot take four more years of Barack Obama and that’s what you get when you get her.”

2:25 [GMT]:

Clinton asked about her support for a No Fly Zone in Syria and the possiblity that it would start a war with Russia, according to US generals.

Clinton: The NFZ could help save lives and it would not be imposed right away. 

Clinton then repeats her taking points on IS and radicalisation and the need to work with Muslims communities to prevent extremism. 
2:20 [GMT]:

Question turns to Aleppo in Syria and Trump's false statements about the city in teh previous debate. He said the city has fallen and that Russia and the Syrian regime were fighting IS.

Trump: Assad has aligned with Iran and Russia and we're backing rebels that we don't know. If Assad falls, the rebels might be worse, we don't know.

2:15 [GMT]:

Question turns to whether the candidates will commit US troops to Iraq after IS is kicked out of Mosul.

Clinton says she will not recommit US troops.

Trump says the big winner in Iraq has been Iran, "who has wanted to takeover Iraq for a long time".

2:10 [GMT]:

Trump asked if he would accept the results of the elections after he suggested that the vote might be rigged.

Trump: “I will look at it at the time.”

Clinton: Trump has a record of saying that everything is rigged. His TV show didn't get an Emmy three years in a row and he started tweeting that the Emmys were rigged.
2:05 [GMT]:

Clinton questioned about whether there was a conflict of interest with donors of the Clinton foundation.

As Clinton is talking about the work of the foundation, Trump cuts her off by saying “it’s a criminal enterprise, Saudi Arabia giving $25m... these are people that push gays off buildings... why don’t you give back the money that you’ve taken from certain countries.”

2:00 [GMT]:

Clinton is listing all the poeple Donald Trump has insulted and mocked over the past year. Says this is not who America is.

Trump stresses that allegations about him (even insults caught on tape) are false.

1:55 [GMT]:

Clinton: Donald suggested the women who came forward with the claims were not attractive enough for him to want to assualt them. 

He belittles women to feel bigger. That's the kind of person he is.

Trump: No one respects women as much as I do.

Then Donald changes the subject to Clinton's emails. 
1:50 [GMT]:

Question about the sexual assualt allegations against Trump. Why would the accusers make the stories up?

Trump: The stories have been largelt debunked.
He suggests the Clinton camp planted the stories.
1:45 [GMT]:

As part of discussions about economic policy, Trump says Clinton has been in public office for 30 years, but has not done anything in that time. 

Clinton hits back by comparing her career with Donald's.

1:35 [GMT]:

Trump says Clinton doesn’t like Putin because he has outsmarted her and Obama every step of the way.

He says he condemns interference in US elections by Russia or anyone else, but stresses Putin has outsmarted Clinton and Obama. 
1:30 [GMT]:

Trump says “I don’t know Putin. If we got along well, good... he has no respect for her. He has no respect for our president.. 1800 nuclear warheads and she’s playing chicken...”

Clinton: “That’s because he’d rather have a puppet as president of the United States.”

Trump: “You’re the puppet.”

Clinton hammers him. She accuses Trump of accepting Putin’s help.

1:30 [GMT]:

Question about a paid speech Clinton gave to a Brazilian bank, which came to light after the Wikileaks dump.

Clinton links Wikileaks to Russia and asks Trump to condemn Russian attempts to undermine the US electoral process.
1:25 [GMT]:

Trump: Clinton wanted a wall as well but becuase it's Clinton, the wall never happened. 

President Obama has deported millions and millions of poeple, but no one is talking about it. 
Clinton: I dont want to rip families apart. Donald wants to round up millions of undocumented immigarnts.

I am introducing comprehensive immigration reform.
1:20 [GMT]:

Immigration question about the candidate's policies. 

Trump: Clinton wants to give amnesty to illegal immigarnts which is unfair to immigarnts who are waiting in line.

We need a strong border. "We have some bad hombres here".

1:15 [GMT]:

Staying on the issue of the Supreme Court, the questions turns to the right to abortion. 

Clinton says Trump wants to control the most intimate intimate decisions of women.

Trump talks about his opposition to abortion.

1:10 [GMT]:

Question on Second Amendment gun ownership rights. 

Clinton: She talks about reasonable gun controls to stop the 33,000 gun deaths a year in America.

Trump wants to appoint justices who protect the second amendment and gun ownership rights. 
1:05 [GMT]:

Clinton: The Sumpreme Court should represent women and the LGBT community. The court should stand “on the side of the American people not the corporations and the wealthy.”

Trump: Defends Second Amendment and says he'll appoint judges that would interpret the constitution the way America's founders intended.
1:00 [GMT]:

First question is about the supreme court. Where do you want to see the court take the country and what’s your view on how the constitution should be interpreted?
12:55 [GMT]:

Both candidates will have a lot to answer for, from leaked emails to sexual assualt allegations. Since the last debate, there have even been off the cuff remarks about drug taking.
12:45 [GMT]:

Welcome to The New Arab's live blog of the third and final US presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

The debate will start in 15 minutes, and we will be covering the main points.