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Donald Trump stops in Chester Township, Pa., Thursday for a rally in the battleground state. Hillary Clinton maintains a lighter schedule heading into the first debate next week.

  • Donald Trump faces his first questions over controversies involving his foundation and "birther" comments
  • Mike Pence says there's "far too much talk" about racism and policing.
  • Trump wants to expand stop-and-frisk policies despite concerns that the policies are racially discriminatory
  • Meanwhile, Trump orders a cheese steak from a Philadelphia restaurant with controverisal past
  • Hillary Clinton wonders, "Why aren't I 50 points ahead, you might ask?"

Hillary Clinton sits 'Between Two Ferns'

Can Zach Galifianakis do for Hillary Clinton what he did for Obamacare?

When President Obama took part in the comedian’s “Between Two Ferns” interview series on “Funny Or Die,” officials said it helped provide a surge in enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans from younger adults — precisely as intended.

Now, the Democratic nominee is appearing as part of the series as she seeks to win over millennials to her presidential campaign. She matched the typical dry and sarcastic questions with dry and sometimes serious responses.

What would the country do if its first female president became pregnant, for instance?

“I could send you some pamphlets,” Clinton suggested.

Would you move to Canada if Donald Trump won?

“I would stay in the United States,” she said. “I would try to prevent him from destroying the United States.”

So leading a civil war? “I wouldn’t take up arms. I think that might be a little extreme,” she added.

And Galifianakis teased Clinton about her pantsuits, asking who makes her signature attire because “I wanted to go as a librarian from outer space” for Halloween.

Clinton was unsure what she’ll wear at the first debate. She assumes Trump will wear his trademark red “power tie.”

“Or maybe a white power tie?” Galifianakis asked.

“That’s even more appropriate,” Clinton deadpanned.

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