Posted by 26 September 2016
Are you ready to see Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off in the first presidential debate? It’s just around the corner.
Date: Monday, September 26
Time: 9:00 p.m. Eastern
Where: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY (and on most major TV networks)
Moderator Lester Holt from NBC said the debate topics would focus on these themes: "America's direction," "achieving prosperity," and "securing America.” These are fairly ambiguous terms, but we can probably expect questions on the economy, terrorism, and immigration. There will be six segments of approximately 15 minutes each for candidates to answer questions and then respond to each other.
Both candidates have experience in this format, given the numerous debates during their primary campaigns. However, they have never faced each other, and there is significant anticipation over how Clinton and Trump will interact on the stage. Trump, in particular, has a history of deviating from traditional debate decorum. Many people are wondering if he will continue this behavior on Monday.
This debate will feature only the two major party candidates, with the Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein being excluded.
Will you be watching the first presidential debate? What do you expect to see from the two candidates?