What did Donald Trump say during the third presidential debate?

'I say it's rigged,' says Mr Trump

The final Presidential Debate in 90 seconds

The third US presidential debate saw Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head for the final time before the presidential election on 8 November.

While there were some short spells of serious policy debate during the 90-minute contest in Las Vegas, it was largely made up of verbal attacks, including Mr Trump's refusal to say if he would accept the election result if he loses.

From rigged elections to sexual assault denials to political puppets, below is a round-up of what was said on important talking topics during the debate.

Mr Trump refusing to confirm whether he will accept the election result after claiming it will be rigged in favour of Mrs Clinton

“I will tell you at the time. I will keep you in suspense”

Mr Trump claiming the Russian leader had “no respect” for Mrs Clinton

“She doesn't like Putin because Putin has outsmarted her every step of the way. He has no respect for her. He has no respect for our President."

Mr Trump denying claims from a number of women that he sexually assaulted them

“This is all fiction, all fictionalised, probably or possibly started by her and her very sleazy campaign. I didn't even apologise to my wife who is sitting right here because I didn't even do anything”

Mr Trump interrupting Mrs Clinton with one of his most scathing personal attacks yet as she explained her policy on social security

“Such a nasty woman”

Mr Trump voicing his “pro-life” stance during the abortion debate

“Based on what she's saying ... you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month, on the final day, and that's unacceptable”

Mr Trump on his plan to build a wall on the US-Mexico border if he is elected president

“We're going to secure the border, and once the border is secured at a later date, we'll make a determination as to the rest. We have some bad hombres here and we're going to get them out”

Mr Trump claiming Mrs Clinton shouldn't have been allowed to run for presidency and that the election is rigged

“She should never have been allowed to run. She’s guilty of a very very serious crime. She should not be allowed to run. And just in that respect, I say it’s rigged.”

Mrs Clinton suggesting this is not the first time Mr Trump has claimed results against him have been rigged

“There was even a time when Trump didn't get an Emmy for his TV programme three years in a row and he started tweeting that the Emmys were rigged”

Mrs Clinton responding to Mr Trump's lewd comments about women

“Donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger. He goes after their dignity and self-worth”

Mrs Clinton implying Mr Trump is a “puppet” of Russian president Vladimir Putin

“He'd rather have a puppet as president of the United States”

Mrs Clinton defending her pro-choice view during a discussion on abortion

“I do not think the United States government should be stepping in and making those most personal of decisions”

Mrs Clinton comparing her political experience to MrTrump's former television role

“On the day I was in the situation room monitoring the raid that brought Osama Bin Laden to justice he was hosting the Celebrity Apprentice”

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