MSNBC catches flak for offering keys to debate for Trump, Clinton
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An MSNBC graphic outlining three keys for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' The problem with Trump's Middle East peace plan Trump's Intel moves spark Democratic fury 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

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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.