DNC Statement on Final Presidential Debate
October 22, 2016
WASHINGTON – DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile issued the following statement:
“This was Donald Trump’s last real chance to give undecided voters a reason to vote for him. Instead, he imploded, saying that he might refuse to accept the results of the election if he loses, making a mockery of our democracy. He threw empty slogans at serious questions, made grossly false claims about his ‘respect’ for women, and sided with Vladimir Putin and the Russian government instead of accepting the facts as laid out by the American Intelligence Community. Trump is simply unfit for the presidency.
“Through all three debates, Hillary Clinton proved that she’s ready to be President on day one. Tonight was her best debate and she offered concrete ideas for growing the economy and investing in the middle class, sharing her values and vision for the future of the country. She demonstrated her thorough knowledge of the issues while holding Donald Trump accountable for his divisive rhetoric and dangerous policies.
“The debates are over and more than 1.5 million voters have already cast their ballots, but the Democratic Party will be making our case to the American people until the very last votes are cast. Our candidates up and down the ballot across the country are fighting to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. We’re fighting to level the playing field, increase wages, expand healthcare, and we’re ready to work with our allies around the world for a more secure future for all.”