On Monday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go up against each other for the first of three debates leading up the 2016 presidential election on November 8. Much is at stake for both candidates, as recent national polls show Clinton hanging on to a narrow lead. The debate will begin at 9 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Watch the livestream of the debate here via The Washington Post.
This post will be updated throughout the event as information becomes available.
Update (9:17 p.m.): Trump appears to have a case of the sniffles.
Trump has a sniffle right now in front of 90 million people because God exists and He has a karmic sense of humor.— Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) September 27, 2016
Trump got that mid-70s Scorsese thirsty nose sniffle.— Andy Greenwald (@andygreenwald) September 27, 2016
If there aren't 15 Trump's Sniffle accounts set up by now then I don't know you anymore Twitter.— luke o'neil (@lukeoneil47) September 27, 2016
Update (9:31 p.m.): Donald Trump is on the attack.
Clinton: "I have a feeling by the end of this debate I'll be blamed for everything."— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) September 27, 2016
Trump: "Why not?"
Update (9:40 p.m.): As Clinton and Trump continue to spar, viewers at home are trying to locate moderator Lester Holt.
Update (9:51 p.m.): Trump on crime:
"African American and Hispanics are living in hell...you walk down the street and get shot."— Steven Thrasher (@thrasherxy) September 27, 2016
Update (10:07 p.m.): Big Sean has shared his thoughts on the election.
This debate is a lil childish on both sides... one of them is going to run our country though. Deep 👀— Sean Don (@BigSean) September 27, 2016
Update (10:13 p.m.): A flow chart of Trump's thoughts on national security.
russia --> china --> 400-pound bed-ridden hacker --> bernie sanders --> ISIS --> my son is good at computers --> we have to do cyber better— Max Read (@max_read) September 27, 2016