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 TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFBI’s top lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should face charges, but was talked out of it Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Democrats more likely Trump's foil, than to foil Trump 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.