Shackles Off Debate Live Blog #3

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10:10 PM: “I’ll keep you in suspense.” << whether he’ll accept the election results.

10:08 PM: Needless to say, there’s no proscription in this country. There’s no case where someone is prevented from running for President. Even if you’re in jail, I don’t think you can actually be prevented from running, though it’s not a very good footing.

10:06 PM: “I will look at it at the time.” << Whether he’ll accept the results of the November 8th election.

10:00 PM: On this thing about Democrats starting violence at Trump rallies, I watched the tapes. It’s largely hypotheticals (and of course selectively edited) but what they actually say is that you can send volunteers to Trump events with maybe a Planned Parenthood t-shirts on and Trumpers will physically assault them because they’re basically nuts. Showing up with a t-shirt is not inciting violence.

9:59 PM: “This is a pattern, a pattern of divisiveness, of a very dark and in many ways dangerous vision of our country where incites violence, where he applauds people who are pushing and pulling and punching at his rallies.”

9:57 PM: “Not fiction where somebody wants fame or where they come out of her crooked campaign.”

9:54 PM: “It was lies and it was fictions.”

9:52 PM: “Those stories have been largely debunked.”

9:51 PM: Trump has managed to steady himself in the second half hour.

9:40 PM: “I’ve been given a lot of credit” on NATO. This is not true.

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