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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton post on social media before first debate

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Before Monday night’s presidential debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hit social media.

Hours before the first debate between the two candidates, Trump revealed his often controversial Twitter account would be handled by his “team of deplorables,” a reference to Clinton saying half of Trump’s supporters belonged in a “basket of deplorables.”

“My team of deplorables will be managing my Twitter account for this evenings debate. Tune in!” the GOP nominee wrote, adding the hashtags #DebateNight and #TrumpPence16.

With about 40 minutes to go before the debate, Clinton got into the action as well. The Democratic nominee’s Instagram account posted a photo of Clinton with “Let’s do this” written as the caption.

The first presidential debate is expected to be watched by upward of 100 million people on Monday night. The event kicks off at 9 p.m. ET from Hofstra University on Long Island, New York.


Let’s do this. #DebateNight

A photo posted by Hillary Clinton (@hillaryclinton) on Sep 26, 2016 at 5:19pm PDT