At long last, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are facing off for the very first time tonight, 1-on-1, live from Hofstra University in Long Island. And you can watch the big debate below.
The debate tonight will be moderated by Lester Holt from NBC, and the current host of NBC Nightly News. Despite previously crediting Holt as a fair choice, Trump this week slammed the broadcast anchor, saying, “Lester is a Democrat… Okay? It’s a very unfair system.” Holt, however, is a registered Republican, and has been since 2003.
The debate will take place on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island; the event — which will mark not only the first Clinton v. Trump showdown, but also the first debate featuring Trump and only one other person — will consist of six 15-minute segments. The segments have been pre-selected by Holt.
There’s been a lot of talk going into tonight about fact-checking. The commission has made it clear they would rather not have the moderators fact-checking candidates, while the Clinton campaign has been insistent on declaring that Trump shouldn’t be able to get away with “lies.” The Trump campaign, meanwhile, has accused the Clinton campaign and Democrats of trying to game the refs.
Watch live feed above, via NBC News.
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