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  • CHRIS: GOOD EVENING FROM THE

  • THOMAS AND MAX CENTER AT THE

  • UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA-LAS VEGAS.

  • I'M CHRIS WALLACE OF FOX NEWS.

  • I WELCOME YOU TO THE THIRD AND

  • FINAL OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL

  • DEBATES BETWEEN SECRETARY OF

  • STATE HILLARY CLINTON AND

  • DONALD J. TRUMP.

  • THIS DEBATE IS SPONSORED BY THE

  • COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL

  • DEBATE.

  • THE COMMISSION HAS DESIGNED THE

  • FORMAT.

  • SIX ROUGHLY 15-MINUTE SEGMENTS

  • WITH TWO-MINUTE ANSWERS TO THE

  • FIRST QUESTION, THEN OPEN

  • DISCUSSION FOR THE REST OF EACH

  • SEGMENT.

  • BOTH CAMPAIGNS HAVE AGREED TO

  • THOSE RULES.

  • FOR THE RECORD, I DECIDED THE

  • TOPICS AND THE QUESTIONS IN

  • EACH TOPIC, NONE OF THOSE

  • QUESTIONS HAS BEEN SHARED WITH

  • THE COMMISSION OR THE TWO

  • CANDIDATES.

  • THE AUDIENCE HERE IN THE HALL

  • IS PROMISED TO -- HAS PROMISED

  • TO REMAIN SILENT.

  • NO CHEER, BOOS OR OTHER

  • INTERRUPTIONS SO WE AND YOU CAN

  • FOCUS ON WHAT THE CANDIDATES

  • HAVE TO SAY.

  • NO NOISE EXCEPT RIGHT NOW AS WE

  • WELCOME THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE

  • FOR PRESIDENT, SECRETARY

  • CLINTON, AND THE REPUBLICAN

  • NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT, MR.

  • TRUMP.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

  • SECRETARY CLINTON, MR. TRUMP,

  • WELCOME.

  • LET'S GET RIGHT TO.

  • IT THE FIRST TOPIC IS THE

  • SUPREME COURT.

  • YOU BOTH TALKED BRIEFLY ABOUT

  • THE COURT IN THE LAST DEBATE.

  • BUT I WANT TO DRILL DOWN ON

  • THIS, BECAUSE THE NEXT

  • PRESIDENT WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY

  • HAVE AT LEAST ONE APPOINTMENT

  • AND LIKELY OR POSSIBLY TWO OR

  • REE APPOINTMENTS WHICH MEANS

  • THAT YOU WILL IN EFFECT

  • DETERMINE THE BALANCE A OF THE

  • COURT FOR WHAT COULD BE THE

  • NEXT QUARTER CENTURY.

  • FIRST OF ALL, WHERE DO YOU WANT

  • TO SEE THE COURT TAKE THE

  • COUNTRY AND SECONDLY, WHAT'S

  • YOUR VIEW ON HOW THE

  • CONSTITUTION SHOULD BE

  • INTERPRETED?

  • DO THE FOUNDERS' WORDS MEAN

  • WHAT THEY SAY, OR IS IT A

  • LIVING DOCUMENT TO BE APPLIED

  • FLEXIBLY AYE ACCORDING TO

  • CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES --

  • FLEXIBLY ACCORDING TO CHANGING

  • CIRCUMSTANCES?

  • SECRETARY CLINTON, YOU GO

  • FIRST.

  • YOU HAVE GOT MINUTES.

  • HILLARY: THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

  • CHRIS, AND THANKS TO UNLV FOR

  • HOSTING US.

  • I THINK WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE

  • SUPREME COURT, IT REALLY RAISES

  • THE CENTRAL ISSUE IN THIS

  • ELECTION.

  • NAMELY, WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY

  • ARE WE GOING TO BE?

  • WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES WILL

  • WE PROVIDE FOR OUR CITIZENS,

  • WHAT KIND OF RIGHTS WILL

  • AMERICANS HAVE?

  • AND I FEEL STRONGLY THAT THE

  • SUPREME COURT NEEDS TO STAND ON

  • THE SIDE OF THE AMERICAN

  • PEOPLE, NOT ONED SIDE OF THE

  • POWERFUL -- ON THE SIDE OF THE

  • POWERFUL CORPORATIONS AND THE

  • WEALTHY.

  • FOR ME THAT MEANS THAT WE NEED

  • A SUPREME COURT THAT WILL STAND

  • UP ON BEHALF OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS,

  • ON BEHALF OF THE RIGHTS OF THE

  • LGBT COMMUNITY, THAT WILL STAND

  • UP AND SAY NO TO CITIZENS

  • UNITED, A DECISION THAT HAS

  • UNDERMINED THE ELECTION SYSTEM

  • IN OUR COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THE

  • WAY IT PERMITS DARK,

  • UNACCOUNTABLE MONEY TO COME

  • INTO OUR ELECTORAL SYSTEM.

  • I HAVE MAJOR DISAGREEMENTS WITH

  • MY OPPONENT ABOUT THESE ISSUES

  • AND OTHERS THAT WILL BE BEFORE

  • THE SUPREME COURT.

  • BUT I FEEL THAT AT THIS POINT

  • IN OUR COUNTRY'S HISTORY, IT IS

  • IMPORTANT THAT WE NOT REVERSE

  • MARRIAGE EQUALITY, THAT WE NOT

  • REVERSE ROE V. WADE, THAT WE

  • STAND UP AGAINST CITIZENS

  • UNITED, WE STAND UP FOR THE

  • RIGHTS OF PEOPLE IN THE

  • WORKPLACE, THAT WE STAND UP AND

  • BASICALLY SAY, THE SUPREME

  • COURT SHOULD REPRESENT ALL OF

  • US.

  • THAT'S HOW I SEE THE COURT AND

  • THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT I WOULD

  • BE LOOKING TO NOMINATE TO THE

  • COURT WOULD BE IN THE GREAT

  • TRADITION OF STANDING UP TO THE

  • POWERFUL, STANDING UP ON BEHALF

  • OF OUR RIGHTS AS AMERICANS.

  • AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING

  • THAT OPPORTUNITY.

  • I WOULD HOPE THAT THE SENATE

  • WOULD DO ITS JOB.

  • AND CONFIRM THE NOMINEE THAT

  • PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS SENT TO

  • THEM.

  • THAT'S THE WAY THE CONSTITUTION

  • FUNDAMENTALLY SHOULD OPERATE.

  • THE PRESIDENT NOMINATES AND

  • THEN THE SENATE ADVISES AND

  • CONSENTS OR NOT.

  • BUT THEY GO FORWARD WITH THE

  • PROCESS.

  • CHRIS: SECRETARY CLINTON, THANK

  • YOU.

  • MR. TRUMP, SAME QUESTION.

  • WHERE DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE

  • COURT TAKE THE COUNTRY AND HOW

  • DO YOU BELIEVE THE CONSTITUTION

  • SHOULD BE INTERPRETED?

  • DONALD: WELL, FIRST OF ALL,

  • IT'S GREAT TO BE WITH YOU AND

  • THANK YOU, EVERYBODY.

  • THE SUPREME COURT, IT'S WHAT

  • IT'S ALL ABOUT.

  • OUR COUNTRY IS SO, SO -- JUST

  • SO IMPERATIVE THAT WE HAVE THE

  • RIGHT JUSTICES.

  • SOMETHING HAPPENED RECENTLY

  • WHERE JUSTICE GINSBURG MADE

  • SOME VERY, VERY INAPPROPRIATE

  • STATEMENTS TOWARD ME AND TOWARD

  • A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF PEOPLE,

  • MANY, MANY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE

  • THAT I REPRESENT.

  • AND SHE WAS FORCED TO

  • APOLOGIZE.

  • AND APOLOGIZE SHE DID.

  • BUT THESE WERE STATEMENTS THAT

  • SHOULD NEVER, EVER HAVE BEEN

  • MADE.

  • WE NEED A SUPREME COURT THAT,

  • IN MY OPINION, IS GOING TO

  • UPHOLD THE SECOND AMENDMENT AND

  • ALL AMENDMENTS, BUT THE SECOND

  • AMENDMENT, WHICH IS UNDER

  • ABSOLUTE SIEGE.

  • I BELIEVE IF MY OPPONENT SHOULD

  • WIN THIS RACE, WHICH I TRULY

  • DON'T THINK WILL HAPPEN, WE

  • WILL HAVE A SECOND AMENDMENT