WHAT TRUMP WILL SAY IN THE THIRD DEBATE
General playing field:
Based on criticism from the last debate, Clinton will be more active and 'engaged', which will work against her. She is naturally shrill, and her two default facial expressions are anger and a phony smile.
Trump will be aggressive with Clinton and the press; the gloves are off, and based on the last debate, he knows he can dominate her. He will be brimming with confidence.
Clinton doesn't have a closing argument. Her platitudes are so empty that there is no single issue that will mobilize voters to vote for her, aside from dislike of Trump.
Trump has had to play some defense this week, and the stories alleging misconduct will be fresh in the voters' minds.
What to watch for from Trump:
If Trump wins, he will work even harder as president than he has worked in the campaign. There won't be many days off, he's already played plenty of golf. The left and the corporate media will never approve of his presidency, but Americans will see hard work and real results that benefit everyone, and we will finally be unified. On the other hand, no matter what Hillary Clinton does, there will always be justified doubts about what she's already done and what is going on behind the scenes. She will never unify the country.
He will give a more effective outline of his plan to 'bring jobs back'. “We can't let these companies leave” isn't enough to satisfy Wallace, who has asked about this before and wasn't happy with the answer. Watch for Trump to turn the question into an indictment of the status quo: Hillary and her cronies have created the most hostile business environment in the country's history, from the web of high taxes and record-setting regulations to a dismissive and hostile attitude from the top, “You didn't build that.” He will say that he'll reverse the trends that make companies want to flee to high-pollution, low-wage countries, and will do so by creating the most hospitable job-creation environment the country has ever seen. He may even make the argument that America is the one of the cleanest places in the world to burn fossil fuels, so if voters are concerned about pollution and carbon, they should want to see a revival of the American economy. If some tariffs are necessary, they are logical: we pay for the infrastructure, education, policing, military, and all the rest that makes it possible for our country to import so many goods. While we brutally tax and regulate American producers, the rest of the world gets a free ride.
Polling has recently shown that 'corrupt government officials' are a major concern for voters. After detailing Clinton's history of corruption, Trump will explain that he is the candidate to end corruption, while the press will let Clinton get away with an unprecedented level of corruption. Under a Trump presidency the press will finally do their job. They've already shown that they give Clinton a pass and even collude with her and her cronies. Trump will have one job: working for you. Even as Secy of State, with the limited power available to her, she corrupted the position by steering government funds to her cronies. Just imagine what she will do if she wins this election.
This is Trump's last chance to hit this issue hard in front of tens of millions of voters, so expect a conciliatory attitude towards immigrants, and expect him to hammer Clinton on her past statements about the border, and her recently revealed dream of hemispheric open borders. This is a new day and age, and Clinton's open-borders dreams and her plans to admit 550% more refugees – whom she has admitted can't be vetted - show that she is living in the past, which is dangerous. For the same cost, we can take care of ten times as many Syrians if we protect them in Syria rather than run the risk of importing ISIS terrorists.
He will mention that Hillary Clinton has accepted tens of millions of dollars in speaking fees, campaign donations, and Clinton Foundation donations from countries that export Jihad and denigrate women and gays.
If Trump talks about Bill Clinton's rape(s), he will note that Hillary Clinton has already said that Bill will be intimately involved with the government and the country if she is elected. He will also mention the recent data showing that criminal aliens currently incarcerated are responsible for 70,000 sexual assaults. We need to rehabilitate our own criminals, we don't need to import more.
This will be the most important part of the debate. Trump will say that it should be obvious that he is honest and speaks his mind, unlike Clinton, who has said she has public and private positions on many issues, and whose every utterance is scripted and calculated. Which issues does she have two positions on? We know of some, we don't know about others, so voters can never really know what her position really is – except that she basically favors more of the same. Voters know he is honest because he's not a politician and that has resulted in some trouble; he's said some things that the press has interpreted in the worst possible way. The corporate press lets her statements slide, always giving her the benefit of the doubt, which they will continue to do if she is elected. We will have the most dishonest and unaccountable government in history, when the country needs honesty and accountability more than ever.
This is the chance to offer a comprehensive apology to anyone who has been offended by some of his comments. He's not a perfect vessel, but he is perfectly suited to fight for Americans. He loves America and all Americans, and wants what is best for them. I don't know how he will craft an apology without sounding defensive, but it's important that he do so, so he probably will.
Voters know that Clinton won't change anything. This is why she is so widely supported by the mega-wealthy who have benefited so much while everyday Americans – a phrase she reportedly hates – have lost ground, year after year: Less income, less opportunity, less security, etc. With Clinton it will be more of the same, when the country needs real change more than ever.