Who won the third presidential debate and what Trump said wrong

Economia, politica estera, istruzione. I temi hanno dominato l’ultimo incontro tra i due candidati, finalmente. Ma Trump rovina tutto: “Non so se accetterò il risultato delle elezioni”.

The third presidential debate, held at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and moderated by Fox News anchorman Chris Wallace, has been the most intense, interesting, passionate, and centred on political issues discussion of the presidential race 2016. No handshaking, muttered insults (“such a nasty woman”), questions about economic issues, deficit, taxes and international politics, and fewer personal accusations have characterised the last presidential debate ahead of the election of 8 November. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, despite numerous attacks, has managed to defend her programme, while Republican candidate Donald Trump missed the chance, narrowly.

Donald Trump refuses to say whether he’ll accept election results

The most climactic moment was marked by a stance made by Donald Trump. He refused to say he would accept the result of the presidential election if Hillary Clinton wins. “I will look at it at the time. What I’ve seen is so bad. First of all, the media is so dishonest and so corrupt,” said Trump to moderator, adding: “I will keep you in suspense.”

Clinton commented right away: “That’s horrifying”. She also added: “Every time Donald thinks things aren’t going in his direction, he claims everything is rigged against him.”

“Clinton is behind sexual assault allegations against Trump”

“Those stories have been largely debunked,” roared the Republican candidate while responding to a question made by moderator Wallace about sexual assault allegations. Over the past few days, US media have reported a list of nine women who publicly accused “the Donald” of sexual assault. In response, Trump accused the Democratic electoral committee, without advancing evidence.

Putin’s puppet

Unusually, foreign politics fired up most of the debate – from the Syrian crisis to the accusations against Russia of interfering with the electoral process. “You’re the most dangerous person to run for president in the history of America,” said Clinton, highlighting the rival’s incompetence and carelessness when it comes to nuclear weapons. “You’re a puppet of Putin,” she added, underlining the support of the Russian president to Trump.

Who won the third presidential debate?

The winner of the third presidential debate could be moderator Chris Wallace, who did a great job. Trump performed better than usual, but he ruined everything when he refused to say whether he’ll accept the elections results. This stance has been called a “political suicide” by Fox News Conservative analyst Charles Krauthanmmer as it overshadowed everything “good” the candidate has done so far.

Hillary Clinton managed to stay calm and explain all the key points of her programme: welfare for families, access to education, respect for the right to abortion, gun control, and immigration reform. To top up, she made a plea to everyone to vote. According to CNN’s flash polls (usually not considered as totally reliable), the Democratic candidate certainly won the showdown.

The electoral scenario

According to Bloomberg latest national poll of 18 October, Hillary Clinton is leading the race over Trump with more than 9 percentage points. Undecided voters now represent only 4 per cent. The Democratic candidate is gaining ground also among typically Republican voters (white males with no higher education). So, the Republican candidate can now only hope for a miracle. Otherwise, he could claim that the election results are rigged and trigger an unprecedented political crisis in US history.

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