PRESIDENTIAL RACE | Race relations and money


HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the first of three presidential debates between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump:

9:55 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says fixing race relations comes down to two things: restoring trust between police and communities of color and reforming gun laws.

Clinton says gun violence is the leading cause of death among young African-American men. She says tackling the "plague of gun violence" is critical.

She says race remains a "significant issue" that too often determines where people live and go to school and how they're treated in the criminal justice system.


9:51 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is attacking Donald Trump on his business record, saying she's "relieved" her late father never had to work with the billionaire businessman.

Clinton said Trump has "stiffed" thousands of workers and small business owners and he should apologize to them. She also says an architect who designed a clubhouse for one of Trump's golf courses and was not properly paid was in the presidential debate audience.

Clinton's father, Hugh Rodham, was a successful textile merchant. The Democratic presidential nominee says Trump's business record, including his companies' multiple bankruptcies, show he'd be a poor president.

But Trump is defending his business prowess, saying many of his ventures had been successful and he has numerous business partners who were happy to work with him.


9:50 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has a simple reason he won't release his tax returns: He's got something to hide.

The Democratic presidential nominee has some ideas what it might be.

She says during the first presidential debate that Trump may not be "as rich as he says he is." Or "maybe he's not as charitable" as he says he is. Clinton says perhaps Trump doesn't pay any federal income tax at all.

She noted that some of the Republican nominee's income tax returns in the 1970s showed Trump paid no federal income taxes in certain years. Trump disclosed the returns to New Jersey casino regulators.


9:49 p.m.

Hillary Clinton says she's taking responsibility for using a private server to get State Department emails.

When Donald Trump said he would release his tax returns if his opponent released what he called her "33,000 deleted" emails, Clinton said, "I made a mistake using a private email" server.

Trump interjected, "That's for sure" and Clinton shot back, "I take responsibility for that."

Trump said Clinton forced support staff and technology officials to take the Fifth Amendment, rather than incriminating themselves in the subsequent investigation over her emails.

Trump said voters wouldn't be blown away by his tax returns because "you don't learn that much from taxes."

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