National Security one of the topics of presidential debate

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Washington | Published: September 20, 2016 11:04:13 AM

National security will be one of the three topics of the first presidential debate to be held next Monday, the Commission on Presidential Debates has said.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. (Reuters)Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. (Reuters)

National security will be one of the three topics of the first presidential debate to be held next Monday, the Commission on Presidential Debates has said.

‘America’s Direction’ and ‘Achieving Prosperity’ are the two other topics for the debate between Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party and her rival Donald Trump of the Republican Party.

Both are from New York and the first of the series of the three presidential debates would be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, the Commission said yesterday.

The moderator of the debate will be NBC anchor Lester Holt.

The format calls for six 15-minute time segments. Two 15-minute segments will focus on each of the three topics.

In an interview to Fox News, Trump first praised Holt and quickly added that he is a democrat.

“I have respect for Lester. Lester is a professional, but we’ll see what happens. By the way, Lester is a Democrat. It’s a phony system. They are all Democrats,” Trump said.

Trump warned that he would be raising the issue of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s marriage if the former Secretary of State raised the issue of women around him.

“I don’t think I’m looking to do that Bill. I don’t know what I’m going to do that exactly. It depends on what level she hits you with, if she’s fair, if it’s unfair, but certainly I’m not looking to do that,” Trump said.

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