- Title: Clinton attends debate watch party in Las Vegas
- Date: 20th October 2016
- Summary: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 19, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF LAS VEGAS STRIP SIGN FOR PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CARS DRIVING BY CAESARS PALACE HILLARY CLINTON ON LARGE SCREEN IN FRONT OF CROWD VARIOUS OF YOUNG GIRL IN MARIATCHI OUTFIT WATCHING PEOPLE WATCHING DEBATE IN FRONT OF STRONGER TOGETHER SIGN PEOPLE WATCHING DEBATE IN SUNSET TRUMP SPEAKING ON SCREEN WOMEN WITH USA HATS ON (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRAT SUPPORTER, LARRY COFFEY, SAYING: "In my opinion I believe she was strong all across the board. I don't think she had a weak moment. She was able to redirect and take on his attacks directly." CLINTON SPEAKING ON SCREEN VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WATCHING DEBATE (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRAT SUPPORTER, MARYANA ELIZABETH MORALES CONTERAS, SAYING: "Hillary is open to hearing other people's opinions. She's willing to take it into consideration and maybe make it her opinion as well. Whereas Trump is only Trump. he only cares about Trump and he only cares about his opinion." "STRONGER TOGETHER" SIGN VARIOUS OF WOMAN WITH ANTI-TRUMP HAT WATCHING SCREEN (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRAT SUPPORTER, YVONNE HUCK, SAYING: "I was dreading it. I was expecting the worst but I thought he was a lot more subdued and I got a lot out of it. I thought it was a good debate." (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRAT SUPPORTER, LORENA DIAZ, SAYING: "He's just terrible, he brings out hatred in people that I’ve never seen before. It makes me scared for my grandchildren to be quite honest." HILLARY AND BILL CLINTON WALK OUT ON TO STAGE, HILLARY HUGS MUSICIAN, VINCENTE FERNANDEZ HILLARY SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, HILLARY CLINTON, SAYING: "I thought it was so important to stand up and say what we all believe. We are a better country than Donald Trump is." HILLARY SPEAKING FORMER PRESIDENT, BILL CLINTON, SMILING HILLARY BECKONS OVER BILL BILL SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER PRESIDENT, BILL CLINTON, SAYING: "So you elect her and together we will build a better future together. God bless you." VARIOUS OF CLINTONS SHAKING HANDS WITH GUESTS
- Embargoed: 4th November 2016 08:03
- Keywords: debate Hillary Clinton Donald Trump reaction watch party
- Location: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES
- City: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00154T5WEF
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- Story Text: Shortly after appearing in Las Vegas for the final televised debate of the U.S election campaign, Hillary Clinton made a surprise visit to a watch party in the north of the city on Wednesday (October 19).
Thousands attended the outdoor party, hosted by Mexican musician Vincente Fernandez.
A largely Latino crowd, booed and jeered while Donald Trump made derogatory remarks about Mexican migrants.
"We have some bad hombres here," he said and referred to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as "such a nasty woman."
The comments during the third and final presidential debate came as Trump struggles to attract support from Latinos and women ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election.
During the face-off in Las Vegas, Trump repeated his call for tougher security at the Mexican border, saying: "We have to keep the drugs out of our country." Adding he would also go after major drug dealers in the United States, he said: "We have some bad hombres here and we're going to get them out."
After the contest finished, Clinton's fans gathered in Vegas, believed she had come out on top in the 90 minute encounter.
"In my opinion I believe she was strong all across the board. I don't think she had a weak moment. She was able to redirect and take on his attacks directly," said local resident Larry Coffey.
Despite the controversial remarks and a spat over immigration policy, Democrat voter Yvonne Huck told Reuters she thought Trump had appeared more subdued than the previous two televised bouts.
Trump has aroused criticism for inflammatory comments about Mexican illegal immigrants during his presidential bid. During a speech to kick off his campaign in June 2015, Trump accused Mexico of sending rapists and other criminals to the United States.
"He's just terrible, he brings out hatred in people that I've never seen before. It makes me scared for my grandchildren to be quite honest," said Las Vegas resident Lorena Diaz.
During the debate, the two presidential hopefuls clashed over immigration policy, foreign affairs, the influence of Vladimir Putin and abortion.
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