MSNBC catches flak for offering keys to debate for Trump, Clinton
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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.