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Hillary Clinton Holds Final Debate Prep At Westchester Hotel

The stage for Monday's debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead on Long Island.
The stage for Monday's debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead on Long Island. Photo Credit: Hofstra University

Hillary Clinton has been holed up in her Chappaqua home for much of the last four days preparing for Monday's presidential debate against Republican nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Nassau County.

On Sunday, Clinton, the Democratic nominee, spent two hours prepping for the much-awaited showdown at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook, according to a report by Fox News.

Philippe Reines, a longtime Clinton aide who is described as a combative political operative, played the role of Trump in the latest mock debate with Clinton.

Clinton and her aides stopped by the Hilton Westchester before a 6:30 p.m. meeting at Union Square in New York City with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met briefly with Trump earlier in the day Sunday.

Sunday's 90-minute debate, which will be uninterrupted by commercial breaks, begins at 9 p.m. and will be moderated by Lester Holt of NBC News. While there is seating for only 300 at Hofstra, an estimated TV audience of more than 75 million is expected to watch the first of the three presidential debates, with thousands more watching live streams on computers and mobile devices and listening on radio.

Trump, who owns an estate in Bedford, also owns Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley in Stormville and Trump National Westchester in Briarcliff Manor. 

The Trump name also adorns Trump Tower At City Center in White Plains, Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, Trump Park Residences in Yorktown and the Donald J. TrumpState Park on the Westchester/Putnam border.

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