Monday’s presidential debate promised to be a historic event, with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton squaring off against Republican nominee Donald Trump. NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt quizzed the two contenders for more than 90 minutes in an auditorium at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
The economy and jobs came up early in the evening. The candidate’s policies on pocketbook issues will play an important role in how people vote come November, said Claes Bell, analyst for Bankrate.com, which on Monday released its most recent Financial Security Index. Compared with a year ago, the index found, Democrats were most likely to say their financial security has improved, versus Independents and Republicans.
Here are 11 quotes from Monday’s debate that capture the flavor of the evening’s money exchanges.