As usual I have no idea what exactly to expect tonight, though I would bet money that it will not be boring.
The Hillary camp has invited Mark Cuban and Meg Whitman to be Clinton's guests tonight.
As for Trump he invited Pat Smith, that crazy Benghazi mom who seems to think that Hillary murdered her son with her own two hands, Leslie Millwee who claims that Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her, and President Obama's estranged half brother.
(I literally have no idea how that last one is supposed to rattle Hillary.)
Well that a pretty eclectic group of folks that Trump has gathered, I cannot imagine how it can get any more bizarre.
Once again I have no idea how this is supposed to take Hillary off her game unless Trump is counting on uncontrolled laughter at the ridiculousness of all this to make it harder for her to answer questions.
Hillary Clinton has spent the last five days prepping for this final debate, while Donald Trump seems to have decided that he does not need any prepping, and will undoubtedly declare himself the victor afterwards anyhow.
In fact Trump has even refused to do the traditional walk through.
Of course all of this is likely a sign that Trump does not think this debate will do anything to help his campaign, which is a little odd since this is the first debate hosted by Fox News and they are more than a little sympathetic to the conservative candidates.Trump skipped his walk-through at the debate hall, per the campaign. Didn't go. Still at his hotel. "His debate team is taking care of it."— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 19, 2016
Though to be fair I am not at all convinced that Fox is necessarily in Trump's corner anymore.
After all he has viciously attacked Megyn Kelly one of Fox's biggest stars, and recently had a falling out with Fox News founder Roger Ailes, so though I am sure that Sean Hannity is still aggressively tonguing Trump's ass I am not sure that the rest of the network feels the same.
As usual I will be live tweeting the debates, and will come back here and update this post as events unfold.
Let the games begin!
Update: Some tweets.
Here's Trump complaining about the Emmys being rigged after he didn't win for 'The Apprentice' #debatenight pic.twitter.com/Rw7spgDQLR— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) October 20, 2016
Hillary is pounding Trump like a railroad spike right nowThis side by side screen thing is really not doing @realDonaldTrump any favors. He simply cannot control his resting bitch face. #debate— Gryphen 2009 (@Gryphen2009) October 20, 2016
Update 2: Here is Sarah Palin saying that if the results are "legit" then "we" will accept them.
Still not sure why she is there.Palin says Trump will accept election results if they are "legit results" pic.twitter.com/9fvzz5zLBC— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) October 20, 2016
Update 3: I think that this photo sums up this debate quite nicely.