Barack Obama To Hillary Clinton Before Presidential Debate: ‘Be Yourself’

Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the ranks of originally reluctant Republican lawmakers to endorse the party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Throughout her campaign, Clinton has argued that Trump would be ill-equipped president to handle issues that matter to women and girls.

The debate could break all records for a USA political audience, given the sharply contrasting personalities – and positions – of Trump and Clinton.

Hillary Clinton has tapped longtime adviser Philippe Reines to play Donald Trump in her mock debate preparations. “I think it’s going to make a big difference in the percentage of Republicans who are supporting our nominee”. She’s an accomplished debater.

During the campaign, Trump habitually referred to his rival as “Lyin’ Ted”.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has focused heavily on the swing state and plans a rally in Roanoke on Saturday evening.

Debate veterans say it’s best for the questioners to stay on the sidelines – and let the two candidates do the sparring themselves.

This first of three debates will give the candidates a chance to introduce themselves – or reintroduce themselves – to skeptical American voters who will be watching closely for the slightest misstep, awkward gesture or fatal altercation.

Forty-four per cent say they would be afraid if Clinton, the former secretary of state, is elected, far less than the 56 per cent who say the same of Trump. Meanwhile, lawyer and agent Bob Barnett is playing Pence in debate prep sessions with Kaine.

The Republican businessman’s loose approach is potentially risky given that he is new to many policy issues expected to come up during the debate. “They kind of expect one thing”, said Aaron Kall, director of debate at the University of MI.

In this September 21, 2016, photo, people stand outside the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., at the site of the first presidential debate.

“The debate is going to be decided on body language, tone and temperament”.

“Fastball? It was more like machine gun bullets”, he said. Hoping to show a lighter side, Clinton taped appearances for the comedy show “Between Two Ferns”, and NBC’s “The Tonight Show”. “We as Americans have always been able to look at the wacky leaders of other countries and say ‘Phew, that’s not us.’ We couldn’t if Trump wins”. “Well, the choice for working families has never been clearer”.

Lazio, who said that neither Trump nor Clinton had earned his support, has several suggestions for Trump: Present a positive vision, be aware of non-verbal communication and don’t go for the knock-out punch, but rather, amplify Clinton’s negatives. “Nobody should be fooled”.

Trump misspelled Flowers’ first name, with a J, then tweeted again to fix the mistake.

“He can come on with a relatively genteel persona that is calm”, Palmieri told Fox News. What we don’t know are the people not being captured in the polls.

Instead, it’s longtime Clinton aide, Philippe Reines, CBS News’ Nancy Cordes confirmed.

The Clinton campaign tried to push back on that narrative in a conference call with reporters it hosted Friday afternoon, complaining that the press has set lower expectations for Trump. They are also similar in age to many Trump backers: some 54 percent are at least 55 years old.

Clinton has years of experience dealing with foreign governments.

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