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Trail Guide: Live coverage of the first Clinton-Trump debate
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Campaign events for each candidate slow Friday as the teams prep for the first presidential debate.

  • Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump despite their bitter primary battle
  • Here's how the candidates are preparing for Monday's debate
  • Trump insists Hillary Clinton is "sleeping" instead of campaigning
  • Mike Pence says there's "far too much talk" about racism and policing.
  • Trump still faces an uphill battle to a win, even with swing states in which he and Clinton are tied

Opinion: Hillary Clinton would make a sober, smart and pragmatic president. Donald Trump would be a catastrophe

 (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)
(Matt Rourke / Associated Press)

American voters have a clear choice on Nov. 8. We can elect an experienced, thoughtful and deeply knowledgeable public servant or a thin-skinned demagogue who is unqualified and unsuited to be president. 

Donald J. Trump, a billionaire businessman and television personality, is the latter. He has never held elected office and has shown himself temperamentally unfit to do so. He has run a divisive, belligerent, dishonest campaign, repeatedly aligning himself with racists, strongmen and thugs while maligning or dismissing large segments of the American public. Electing Trump could be catastrophic for the nation. 

By contrast, Hillary Clinton is one of the best prepared candidates to seek the presidency in many years. As a first lady, a Democratic senator from New York and secretary of State in President Obama’s first term, she immersed herself in the details of government, which is why her positions on the issues today are infinitely better thought-out than those of her opponent.  

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