Read our Liveblog of the Final Debate!

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For the final presidential debate, Student Union had an #SUwatchparty. Our international panel discussed the debate and the issues impacting you, LIVE from downtown Washington D.C.! The best commentary and most interesting moments are captured here. 
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Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:55 am

Hello everyone! Just sharing a few important links in preparation for the debate later tonight!

More about the candidates: Donald Trump Hillary Clinton
More about the moderator: Chris Wallace of Fox News
Where to watch the debate!
The topics they will debate.

Can’t wait to see you at 8:45 PM! (12:45 GMT)

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:14 pm

HI EVERYONE! Sorry for the lateness. The wifi in downtown DC is once again, not stellar. The candidates are currently discussing the first question- about the US Supreme Court.
More specifically, how they would impact gun legislation with their Supreme Court picks.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:17 pm

Now the candidates are discussing abortion.
Donald Trump is pro-life, Hillary Clinton is pro-choice.
Clinton says she will defend women’s rights to make their own healthcare decisions.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 20169:19 pm

Hi Guys! Rebecca here, back at it again with the the live-blog for the FINAL 2016 Presidential Election Debate. The whole SU Intern Crew—Nellie + Brittney included will be keeping you updated on the latest news and drama from this last debate on all our platforms from Bus Boys and Poets with our international student’s panel! Make sure you join the conversation using suwatchparty because we want to know what issues from this election that are important to YOU!

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:20 pm

“That is not what happens in these cases.” Busboy’s erupts in claps and laughter after Clinton goes after Trump’s spiel on late term abortions.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:20 pm

ON TO IMMIGRATION! Lets see if we get a “build the wall.”

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:22 pm

Annnd he brings up the wall!!!!

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:23 pm

“We have some bad hombres here.”- Trump: Busboy’s erupts in laughter.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 20169:25 pm

Up next: Immigration. What are you right and your opponent wrong?

Trump: We need strong borders. “We have no country if we have no borders.” Also he brings up THE WALL and bad hombres in this country.
Clinton: I don’t want to rip families apart or deportation forced that Trump has talked about. She says she has voted for border security but wants to put resources in deporting violent persons.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:25 pm

When Hillary mentions that Trump “choked” when meeting the Mexican president (he did not being up the wall then), Busboy’s laughs and claps.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:26 pm

Trump says Clinton “Never gets anything done.”

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 20169:27 pm

Clinton wants to get everybody out of the shadows and wants to get employers like Tump to stop exploiting immigrants.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:27 pm

Someone screams “BIG LEAGUE!”

I’ve also heard there is a drinking game afoot for every time he says it.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 20169:29 pm

We will not have open borders and reform says hillaryclinton but keeps getting interrupted by moderator and donaldtrump

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:30 pm

Curious about what “Wikileaks” is?

Here’s an article with the latest.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:31 pm

“Hold on folks, cause this is going to end up getting out of control.” – Chris Wallace breaks into the debate chatter.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 20169:32 pm

“He’d rather have a puppet for a president” Hillary to Donald about Putin.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:33 pm

“She doesn’t like Putin because Putin has outsmarted her.” – Trump

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:34 pm

Trump’s second “I DON’T KNOW PUTIN!” of the night.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 20169:34 pm

Again, “I don’t know Putin, I’ve never met him. He’s not my best friend” crowd at BBP erupts in laughter again.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:36 pm

“She’s been proven to be a liar.” Trump on Clinton, about nuclear weapons.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 20169:37 pm

Chris Wallace laughs about getting through the next topic…the economy!

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:37 pm

Wait— that was Immigration? Boy, did we get very far from that topic.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 20169:38 pm

Hillary wants to make college debt free…students what do you think about that? suwatchparty

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:39 pm

The Economy:

Clinton wants the “biggest jobs program since the New Deal.” She also wants equal pay for equal work, and debt free college.

There are some cheers of “BERNIE” as she talks about her plans….has she been moved to the left by her primary challenger, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders?

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:43 pm

Trump:

Calls President Obama’s presidency a “regime.”

Says America will have more free trade, but better deals.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:44 pm

Trump says “Correct” at a Chris Wallace fact. BBP crowd bursts into laughter.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:50 pm

“The one thing you do have over me is experience- but it’s BAD experience.”- Trump
“You talk, but you don’t do anything.”– Trump
Trump believe’s the country will be a “mess” if Clinton becomes President.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:51 pm

The biggest cheer of the night comes for Hillary’s compare/contrast of her past 30 years to Trump’s.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 20169:51 pm

Trump calls out Hillary on her “bad experience” and says she talks but doesn’t get anything done. Hillary says his statements have been debunked and talks highly about her 30 years of experience. This debate is getting dirty…more interruptions and burns.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:52 pm

Next segment: Fitness to be president.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:54 pm

Trump says he doesn’t know the women who have accused him of groping. He “thinks they want fame” or that Hillary’s “campaign did it.”

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:56 pm

“America is great, because America is good.” – Clinton

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 20169:56 pm

That’s who Donald is but it’s up to us to stand up and be clear who we want our next President. –Hillary Clinton

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:57 pm

Trump calls Clinton’s campaign “very sleazy,” then turns to Clinton’s emails.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 20169:58 pm

Trump says all the allegations against him and women is all fiction and brings up emails.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 20169:59 pm

Clinton says Trump has “A pattern of decisiveness.”

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:02 pm

Topic now: The Clinton Foundation.

Trump calls it a “criminal enterprise.”

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 201610:03 pm

Up next is The Clinton Foundation….Hillary gives a brief description of the foundation and then the debate gets heated…both candidates were trying to talk at the same time. The crowd looks at each other and shakes head.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:03 pm

A little background on both the Trump Foundation, and the Clinton Foundation.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 201610:04 pm

“We use the money to put up the American Flag” Trump on his Foundation. Clinton chimes in and reminds the audience that he is the first Presidential candidate who hasn’t released his tax reforms.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:05 pm

“We have undocumented immigrants in this country that are paying more taxes than a billionaire.” — Clinton

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:05 pm

“You should have changed the law when you were a United States Senator.” Trump to Clinton.

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 201610:07 pm

Trump talks about how he sat in his apartment in Trump tower in Las Vegas this afternoon watching attach adds and Hillary says “made out of Chinese steel.” Crowd explodes with laughter.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:07 pm

Now we more on to the claims of a “rigged” election.

Trump says he will “look at the results at the time,” will not say he will accept the results of the election today.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:08 pm

“She should never have been allowed to run for the presidency.” — why Trump thinks the election could be rigged.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:09 pm

Wallace asks if Trump will not follow the precedent of accepting the results of the election. Trump says he’ll let him know, and it will be a “surprise.” Clinton calls that “horrifying.”

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:11 pm

Topic now: Foreign hot spots.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:12 pm

Clinton will not support putting troops on the ground in Iraq. Believes we need an “intelligence surge” here at home.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:14 pm

Trump— “Whatever happened to the element of surprise?” Says Patton and MacArthur are “spinning in their graves.”

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:16 pm

Trump bringing back the “wrong, wrong, wrong” again.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:17 pm

“We went after Bin Laden when you were doing Celebrity Apprentice.” – Clinton

Rebecca Hankins Rebecca Hankins October 19, 201610:18 pm

Bernie brought into the conversation, crowd claps!

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:21 pm

Syrian refugees are “not probably, definitely” a Trojan horse, according to Trump.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:25 pm

Trump says our country is “so outplayed.” And calls our leadership “stupid.”

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:25 pm

LAST TOPIC! National debt.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:27 pm

Trump says business-people need to negotiate trade deals, not “political hacks.”
Trump plans on creating an “economic machine” that hasn’t been seen for decades.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:29 pm

Clinton says her plan pays for every penny, does not add to the national debt. Also says that the wealthy and corporations will pay more.

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:33 pm

Trump calls Clinton “Such a nasty woman.”

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:34 pm

Wallace gives them closing statements- they were not originally allotted this. Calls it a “new mini-segment.”

Brittney Welch Brittney Welch October 19, 201610:35 pm

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TONIGHT! What did you think about this last debate? Tweet your thoughts voastudentu with the suwatchparty, or like us on facebook and comment! We want to hear what you care about- which is why we surround ourselves with international students all night!

Signing off from our last debate party– Brittney ♥
Brittney Welch