An audience member asked Clinton and Trump if they could say one positive thing about their opponent. Clinton kicked things off by praising Trump’s children, who have played a major role in his campaign.
“I respect his children. His children are incredibly able and devoted, and I think that says a lot about Donald,” Clinton said.
Trump seemed pleased with the answer.
“I consider that a compliment,” Trump said. “I don’t know if that was meant to be a compliment, but I consider it a compliment.”
Trump then praised Clinton’s perseverance.
“She doesn’t quit, she doesn’t give up. I respect that,” Trump said. “I tell it like it is. She’s a fighter ― I disagree with much of what she’s fighting for. I disagree with her judgment in many cases.”
“I consider that to be a very good trait,” he added.
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Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.