Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The highly anticipated presidential debates of 2016 will kick off on the evening of Sept. 26 for the two political figures.
According to the latest polls, the two are neck and neck when it comes to votes—and while predictions show Clinton to be in the lead, it's only by a hair.
Monday's debate will be a crucial moment for the candidates in making their points on pressing social and political issues clear enough to persuade America to vote for them. On Sept. 24, The New York Times revealed their endorsement of Clinton and her campaign before the debate.
The event, moderated by NBC News anchor Lester Holt, will start at 9 p.m. at Hofstra University in New York. Anderson Cooper, Elaine Quijano, Martha Raddatz, and Chris Wallace have all been listed as moderators for other debates.
Holt’s revealed the following topics as some current possible points of discussion for Monday evening: America’s Direction, Securing America, and America’s Prosperity. Holt will address the candidates with questions that fall under these categories, but the questions are subject to change should any relevant news develop before the debate starts.
During the 90- minute debate Clinton and Trump will deliver their answers to Holt’s questions to the audience, and each other. It will commence the first of three presidential debates. There will be one other debate between vice-presidential candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine.
Both Clinton and Trump have been vocal throughout their campaigns about their platforms, and their opponents—and neither have shown any fear in openly talking about their rival on social media.
Needless to say, Monday’s debate is not in any danger of a shortage of views; Clinton will be the first woman to ever take the stage as a candidate for president of the United States and Trump, a well known media personality and business man, has proven he is more than capable of capturing an audience.
The presidential debate will lay all the issues on the table, and the world will get to watch these prominent contenders prove their potential and qualifications, one-on-one for the first time, as a future President of the United States.