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It’s been a long road to Nov. 8. Here are some of the most memorable moments of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump from the campaign, from convention speeches to debate exchanges to unearthed videos.
This campaign season has been very long, a year-and-a-half since Trump and Clinton first announced their candidacies.
Tonight, as it comes to a close, we take a look back.
HILLARY CLINTON (D), Presidential Nominee: It is wonderful to be here with all of you. You see the top 25 hedge fund managers making more than all of America's kindergarten teachers combined and often paying a lower tax rate. That is why I am running for president of the United States.
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)
DONALD TRUMP (R), Presidential Nominee: When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
I am officially running for president of the United States. And we are going to make our country great again.
I think Jeb is a nice person. He's very low-energy. I'm not used to that kind of a person.
JAKE TAPPER, Moderator:
Last week in "Rolling Stone" magazine, Donald Trump said the following about you — quote — "Look at that face. Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?"
CARLY FIORINA (R), Presidential Candidate: I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said.
I should have used two accounts, one for personal, one for work-related e-mails. That was a mistake. I'm sorry about that. I take responsibility.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I), President Candidate: The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails.
Thank you. Me, too. Me, too.
I took responsibility. And, as part of that, before I left office, I launched reforms to better protect our people in the field and help reduce the chance of another tragedy happening in the future.
Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.
The World Trade Center came down during the reign of…
He kept us safe? That's not safe.
GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE (R-N.J.):
So, we must ask this question. Hillary Clinton, as an awful judge of the character of a dictator and butcher in the Middle East, is she guilty or not guilty?
Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!
My pledge reads, I'm with you, the American people. I am your voice.
To all Americans tonight, in all of our cities and in all of our towns, I make this promise: We will make America strong again.
We will make America proud again.
We will make America safe again.
And we will make America great again.
Now America is once again at a moment of reckoning. Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. Bonds of trust and respect are fraying.
And just as with our founders, there are no guarantees. It truly is up to us. Imagine, imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis.
A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.
It is with humility, determination, and boundless confidence in America's promise that I accept your nomination for president of the United States!
You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables, the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.
And I don't believe that Hillary has the stamina.
LESTER HOLT, Moderator:
Let's let her respond.
Well, as soon as he travels to 112 countries and negotiates a peace deal, a cease-fire, a release of dissidents, an opening of new opportunities in nations around the world, or even spends 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina.
Or maybe he doesn't want the American people, all of you watching tonight, to know that he's paid nothing in federal taxes, because the only years that anybody's ever seen were a couple of years when he had to turn them over to state authorities when he was trying to get a casino license, and they showed he didn't pay any federal income tax. So, if he has paid…
That makes me smart.
And I will tell you, you look at the inner cities — and I just left Detroit, and I just left Philadelphia, and I just — you know, you've seen me. I have been all over the place.
You decided to stay home, and that's OK.
But I will tell you, I have been all over. And I have met some of the greatest people I will ever meet within these communities. And they are very, very upset with what their politicians have told them and what their politicians have done.
Mr. Trump, I…
I think — I think — I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate.
And, yes, I did. And you know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president. And I think that's a good thing.
And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.
BILLY BUSH, "Access Hollywood": Whatever you want.
Grab them by the (WORD DELETED). You can do anything.
Moderator: I want to ask you here on the stage tonight, do you make the same commitment that you will absolutely — sir, that you will absolutely accept the result of this election?
I will look at it at the time. I'm not looking at anything now. I will look at it at the time.
What I have seen — what I have seen is so bad. First of all, the media is so dishonest and so corrupt, and the pile-on is so amazing. The New York Times actually wrote an article about it, but they don't even care. It's so dishonest. And they've poisoned the mind of the voters.
She should never have been allowed to run for the presidency, based on what she did with e-mails and so many other things.
But, sir, there is a tradition in this country — in fact, one of the prides of this country is the peaceful transition of power and that, no matter how hard-fought a campaign is, that, at the end of the campaign, that the loser concedes to the winner.
Not saying that you're necessarily going to be the loser or the winner, but that the loser concedes to the winner, and that the country comes together, in part for the good of the country. Are you saying you're not prepared now to commit to that principle?
What I'm saying is that I will tell you at the time. I will keep you in suspense. OK?
Well, Chris, let me respond to that, because that's horrifying.
You know, every time Donald thinks things are not going in his direction, he claims whatever it is, is rigged against him.
And I am sure they will reach the same conclusion they did when they looked at my e-mails for the last year. There is no case here.
Although my name and my opponent's name may be on the ballot, every issue you care about is on that ballot.
If we don't win, this will be the single greatest waste of time, energy, and money in my life.
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