Clinton, Trump in final debate showdown

9:57 p.m.

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton may have more experience than he does, "but it's bad experience."

He says, "The problem is, you talk, but you don't get anything done, Hillary."

Clinton is responding by comparing her record over the decades to Trump's.

She notes that on the day she was in the White House's situation room during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Trump was hosting the NBC show "Celebrity Apprentice." She says, "I'm happy to compare my 30 years of experience" to Trump's.


9:55 p.m.

Donald Trump is back to his usual bluster on the debate stage.

The GOP nominee had largely held his tongue during the first half-hour of Wednesday's final debate, speaking only when called on and not interrupting.

But Trump appears to be sliding back to his usual bluster as he and Hillary Clinton discuss Russia and nuclear weapons.

"Wrong!" he declared at one point, interrupting Clinton.

Later, Clinton said she would "translate" Trump's plan to reform the tax code.

Trump interjected, "You can't."


9:54 p.m.

Donald Trump is making a misleading charge that Hillary Clinton will double "your taxes."

Clinton's tax plan would only raise taxes on the wealthiest 1 percent. Even then it would only add 4 percent to the top rate, not double it. She would require people making more than $1 million annually to pay at least 30 percent in federal taxes. She'd also limit some tax deductions.

So the only people whose taxes could be doubled are those making a large amount of money and paying very little in taxes.

Trump has proposed a large across-the-board tax cut. Analysts say he'd actually raise taxes on some single parents because of the structure of the plan.


9:52 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is continuing to defend Democratic economic priorities as the way to help the most Americans.

She insists her tax-and-spending priorities would "not add a penny to the debt," because she would raise taxes on top-income earners while investing in programs she says will benefit middle-class Americans and grow the economy.

She says her philosophy is to "invest from the middle out and the ground up, not the top down." She says Republican Donald Trump proposes tax plans tilted toward the wealthiest Americans.

Clinton is also defending President Barack Obama's economic record.


9:50 p.m.

Donald Trump says his plan to boost the economy is to make the United States' rich allies pay more for military support and to renegotiate trade deals. Trump also says he would cut taxes "massively."

Trump is naming several allies he says could afford to pay the U.S. for its spending on defense.

He says, "Saudi Arabia, nothing but money. We protect Saudi Arabia, why aren't they paying?"

The Republican presidential nominee is also criticizing current trade deals, saying he would renegotiate them to get better terms for the U.S. or leave them.

Trump says NAFTA, signed by former President Bill Clinton, was one of the "worst deals ever" and was causing U.S. jobs to flee to Mexico and other countries.

9:48 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says she will grow the American economy by focusing on the middle class and building the largest job-creation program since World War II.

Asked to detail her economic strategy, Clinton says she wants to create new clean energy jobs that will also help the environment.

She pledges to raise the national minimum wage and declares that women should get "equal pay for the work we do," meaning reducing the wage gap with their male counterparts.
Clinton also calls for more early education and technical training in high schools, and to reduce student debt -- all of which will be difficult without major public spending increases.


9:46 p.m.

Donald Trump says he "of course" condemns Russia or any other country interfering in the U.S. elections.

Still, he says he doesn't necessarily believe Russia hacked emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign. U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia is behind the hacks.

Trump says Russian President Vladimir Putin is not "my best friend," but says the Russian leader has "outsmarted" Clinton repeatedly. Democrats have slammed Trump for calling Putin a stronger leader than President Barack Obama.

Trump is alleging Clinton has allowed Russia to expand its nuclear weapons.

Clinton, in response, says Trump is "cavalier" about nuclear weapons, pointing to his past statements suggesting more countries should have nuclear power.

The two have repeatedly sparred over Russia's role in the world, with Democrats alleging Trump would strengthen Moscow and Trump saying Clinton is too weak to take on Putin.

9:45 p.m.

Donald Trump is disagreeing with U.S. intelligence officials who have concluded that Russia has hacked political emails.

Hillary Clinton notes that some of Donald Trump's foreign policies line up with Russia's and that he's called for Russian hackers to find her emails. She contends that Russia hacked her campaign's emails to help Trump. The emails were recently released through the web site WikiLeaks.

Trump says Clinton has no idea if Russia or someone else was behind the hacks. Clinton counters that 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia is the culprit.


9:44 p.m.

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton supports open borders for immigration and he's quoting from hacked emails released by WikiLeaks to prove it.

Trump is quoting part of the speech that was kept secret before the hacked emails were released. Clinton said in a private speech that her "dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders."

Clinton correctly points out that she went on to say that vision includes "energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere."

She says she was talking about open borders for energy, not immigration.