Most Memorable Lines of the 3rd Presidential Debate
Here are some of the most memorable lines from the final presidential debate.
October 20, 2016, 2:50 AM
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After two debates filled with pointed rhetoric, intimidation tactics and surprise guests, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for their third and final face-off.
Clinton, whose lead in national polls has expanded in recent weeks, sought to protect her standing and further differentiate her policy proposals from those of her GOP rival, Trump.
As Trump attempted to make up ground, he utilized the presence of a few invited guests -- Malik Obama, the half-brother of President Barack Obama; Leslie Millwee, who claimed she was groped by Bill Clinton in 1980; and “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell -- to increase the pressure on Clinton.
Here are some of the most memorable lines from the third debate:
"I would hope that the senate would do its job and confirm the nominee that President Obama has sent to them."
"I believe, if my opponent should win this race, which I truly don't think will happen, we will have a <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/us/second-amendment.htm" id="ramplink_Second Amendment_" target="_blank">Second Amendment</a> which will be a very, very small replica of what it is right now."
”I think it's terrible, if you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby.”
”Well, that is not what happens in these cases. And using that kind of scare rhetoric is just terribly unfortunate.”
”We have some bad <em>hombres</em> here and we're going to get them out.”
”You are very clearly quoting from WikiLeaks and what's really important about WikiLeaks is that the Russian government has engaged in espionage against Americans.”
”That was a great pivot off the fact that she wants open borders, OK?”
“[Russian President Vladimir Putin would] rather have a puppet as president of the United States.”
“No puppet, no puppet… You're the puppet.”
"I never met Putin. This is not my best friend."
“Donald has bought Chinese steel and aluminum. In fact, the Trump Hotel right here in Las Vegas was made with Chinese steel. So he goes around with crocodile tears about how terrible it is, but he has given jobs to Chinese steelworkers, not American steel workers.”
“I didn't even apologize to my wife who is sitting right here because I didn't do anything. I didn't know any of these women. I didn't see these women. These women, the woman on the plane, I think they want either fame or her campaign did it and I think it's her campaign.”
“Donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger. He goes after their dignity, their self-worth, and I don't think there is a woman anywhere who doesn't know what that feels like.”
“I'd be happy to compare what we do with the Trump Foundation which took money from other people and bought a six-foot portrait of Donald. I mean, who does that?”
“I want to ask you here on this stage tonight do, you make the same commitment that you will absolutely, sir, that you will absolutely accept the result of this election?”
“I will look at it at the time. I'm not looking at anything now.”
"What I'm saying is that I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense, OK?”
“There was even a time when he didn't get an Emmy for his TV program three years in a row and he started tweeting that the Emmys were rigged.”
"Should have gotten it.”
”The killer of the dozens of people at the nightclub in Orlando, the Pulse nightclub, was born in Queens, the same place Donald was born.”
”We've had people that are political hacks making the biggest deals in the world.”