MSNBC catches flak for offering keys to debate for Trump, Clinton
© Getty Images

An MSNBC graphic outlining three keys for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpOn North Korea, give Trump some credit Exclusive: Bannon says Rosenstein could be fired 'very shortly' GOP dissidents on cusp of forcing immigration votes MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDem targeted by party establishment loses Texas primary Penn to Hewitt: Mueller probe born out of ‘hysteria’ Trump claims a 'spy' on his campaign tried to help 'Crooked Hillary' win MORE ahead of Monday night's presidential debate is being lambasted on social media.

During a segment on Stephanie Ruhle's morning program, the network posted a full-screen graphic saying the following items are crucial to Trump's success:

- Stop Lying
- Show Humility
- Fill in the Gaps in his policy proposals

ADVERTISEMENT
For Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, who actually has higher untrustworthy numbers than Trump in most polls, MSNBC listed these keys:

- Sell Her Presidency (What She Would Do And How She Would Do It)
- Be The Clinton That Shines In Smaller Crowds
- Get Those Jokes Off, Adding Levity

The reactions have been swift:

MSNBC has had other issues with graphics lately, including one that ran Sunday showing Clinton with 68 percent in an ABC News/Washington Post poll on the question of which candidate better knows world affairs. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, had 42 percent — adding up to 110 percent.

The poll actually found Clinton at 57 percent and Trump at 41 percent, with 2 percent undecided.

Trump and Clinton face off in the first debate of the general election at 9 p.m. ET tonight.