The best quotes from the final Presidential debate

Hillary Clinton shook hands with the moderator, Chris Wallace, on Wednesday before the debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a gesture that she did not repeat with Donald J. Trump. Photo: JOSH HANER/THE NEW YORK TIMES

Hillary Clinton shook hands with the moderator, Chris Wallace, on Wednesday before the debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a gesture that she did not repeat with Donald J. Trump.

Photo: JOSH HANER/THE NEW YORK TIMES

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off in the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Hillary Clinton

 “I understand and respect the tradition of gun ownership. It goes back to the founding of our country. But I also believe that there can be and must be reasonable regulation. Because I support the second amendment doesn’t mean that I want people who shouldn’t have guns to be able to threaten you, kill you or members of your family,” Clinton said in regards to the second amendment and gun control.

“I will defend Planned Parenthood. I will defend Roe v. Wade and I will defend women’s rights to make their own health care decisions,” Clinton said on the topic of abortion and a woman’s right to choose.

“I was thinking about a young girl I met here in Las Vegas, Carla, who was very worried that her parents might be deported because she was born in this country, but they were not,” Clinton said while discussing her immigration plan. “They work hard and do everything they can to give her a good life…and you’re right, I don’t want to rip families apart. I don’t want to be sending parents away from children. I don’t want to see the deportation force that Donald has talked about in action in our country.”

“I actually think the most important question of this evening, Chris, is finally will Donald Trump admit and condemn that the Russians are doing this and make it clear that he will not have the help of Putin in this election, that he rejects Russian espionage against Americans which he actually encouraged in the past?” Clinton turned an answer on border security into the an attack on Putin for the hack of her campaign’s emails, which the U.S. government has said was done by the Russian government.

"I’m reaching out to all Americans, Democrats, Republicans, and independents because we need everybody to make our country what it should be. … We need your talents, your skills, your commitment, your energy, your ambition,” Clinton said in her closing statement.

Donald Trump

“One of my first acts will be to get all of the drug lords, we have some bad, bad people in this country this have to go out. We’ll get them out, secure the bothered and once the border is secured at a later date we’ll make a determination as to the rest. But we have some bad hombres here and we’re going to get them out.”

“I didn’t even apologize to my wife, who is sitting right there,” Trump said on the allegations of sexual assault against him. He called the claims “fiction.”

Nobody has more respect for women than me. Nobody,” Trump repeated.

“It’s a criminal enterprise,” Trump said of the Clinton Foundation. “Saudi Arabia giving $25 million. Qatar, all of these companies. You talk about women and women’s rights. So these are people that push gays off buildings. These are people that kill women and treat women horribly. And yet you take their money. So I’d like to ask you right now why don’t you give back the money that you have taken from certain countries that treat certain groups of people so horribly? Why don’t you give back the money?”

“Such a nasty woman,” Trump called Clinton.