Las Vegas – At first, it seemed a tamer Donald Trump showed up Wednesday at the third and final presidential debate. He avoided chances to interrupt Hillary Clinton and seemed to hold back when she said he “choked” in a confrontation with the Mexican president.
But the bare-knuckled debate style that helped Trump emerge from a crowded GOP primary resurfaced in Las Vegas, as Trump tried to reverse a slide that could sink his White House chances.
He declared Clinton a “liar in so many different ways” and blurted “wrong” several times as she leveled attacks at him. He blamed Clinton’s campaign for the string of women who accused him of forcibly groping and kissing them. He appealed to core supporters with his hardline immigration stance and vow to build a wall on the Mexican border.
And, in a moment that seems destined to be taught in future history courses, he refused to say whether he will accept the outcome of the election.
“I will look at it at the time,” he said, adding that Clinton “should never have been allowed to run.”
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