Full Transcript: Presidential Debate September 26, 2016 Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton:…. women don’t deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men.

Donald Trump: I didn’t say that.

Hillary Clinton: And one of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest. He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them. And he called this woman “Miss Piggy.” Then he called her “Miss Housekeeping,” because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name.

Donald Trump: Where did you find this? Where did you find this?

Hillary Clinton: Her name is Alicia Machado.

Donald Trump: Where did you find this?

Hillary Clinton: And she has become a U.S. citizen, and you can bet…

Donald Trump: Oh, really?

Hillary Clinton: She’s going to vote this November.

Donald Trump: OK, good. Let me just tell you…

Lester Holt: Mr. Trump, could we just take 10 seconds and then we ask the final question…

Donald Trump: You know, Hillary is hitting me with tremendous commercials. Some of it’s said in entertainment. Some of it’s said — somebody who’s been very vicious to me, Rosie O’Donnell, I said very tough things to her, and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her. But you want to know the truth? I was going to say something…

Lester Holt: Please very quickly.

Donald Trump:… extremely rough to Hillary, to her family, and I said to myself, “I can’t do it. I just can’t do it. It’s inappropriate. It’s not nice.” But she spent hundreds of millions of dollars on negative ads on me, many of which are absolutely untrue. They’re untrue. And they’re misrepresentations. And I will tell you this, Lester: It’s not nice. And I don’t deserve that. But it’s certainly not a nice thing that she’s done. It’s hundreds of millions of ads. And the only gratifying thing is, I saw the polls come in today, and with all of that money…

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Lester Holt: We have to move on to the final question.

Donald Trump: $200 million is spent, and I’m either winning or tied, and I’ve spent practically nothing.

Lester Holt: One of you will not win this election. So my final question to you tonight, are you willing to accept the outcome as the will of the voters? Secretary Clinton?

Hillary Clinton: Well, I support our democracy. And sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. But I certainly will support the outcome of this election. And I know Donald’s trying very hard to plant doubts about it, but I hope the people out there understand: This election’s really up to you. It’s not about us so much as it is about you and your families and the kind of country and future you want. So I sure hope you will get out and vote as though your future depended on it, because I think it does.

Lester Holt: Mr. Trump, very quickly, same question. Will you accept the outcome as the will of the voters?

Donald Trump: I want to make America great again. We are a nation that is seriously troubled. We’re losing our jobs. People are pouring into our country. The other day, we were deporting 800 people. And perhaps they passed the wrong button, they pressed the wrong button, or perhaps worse than that, it was corruption, but these people that we were going to deport for good reason ended up becoming citizens. Ended up becoming citizens. And it was 800. And now it turns out it might be 1,800, and they don’t even know.

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Lester Holt: Will you accept the outcome of the election?

Donald Trump: Look, here’s the story. I want to make America great again. I’m going to be able to do it. I don’t believe Hillary will. The answer is, if she wins, I will absolutely support her.

Lester Holt: All right. Well, that is going to do it for us. That concludes our debate for this evening, a spirited one. We covered a lot of ground, not everything as I suspected we would.

The next presidential debates are scheduled for October 9th at Washington University in St. Louis and October 19th at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The conversation will continue.

A reminder. The vice presidential debate is scheduled for October 4th at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. My thanks to Hillary Clinton and to Donald Trump and to Hofstra University for hosting us tonight. Good night, everyone.