GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'Haven't thought about' pardons for Mueller target Pence: Rocket attack 'proves that Hamas is not a partner for peace' Conservation remains a core conservative principle MORE offered a brief acknowledgement that he would "absolutely support" his Democratic opponent if she won the White House. 

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Moderator Lester Holt's last question of the night at Monday's presidential debate was whether the nominees are willing to accept the outcome in November.
 
Trump started his response by arguing that the country is in disarray.
 
"I want to make America great again, we are a nation that is seriously troubled."
 
When Holt pressed him again on whether he'd support a Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGraham: McCain 'acted appropriately' by handing Steele dossier to FBI Why Mueller's hedge on obstruction decision was a mistake Giuliani says news media treat Dems better than GOP MORE presidency, Trump ended the night saying that he'll back the former secretary of State if she wins.
 
"Here’s the story I want to make America great again, I’m going to be able to do it," the real estate magnate said, continuing, "I don’t believe Hillary will. The answer is, if she wins, I will absolutely support her."
 
In Clinton's response, she got right to the point, saying she would accept the results. 
 
"I support our democracy and sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but I certainly will support the outcome of this election," Clinton said.
 
"I know Donald's trying very hard to plant doubts about it, but I hope the people out there understand: this election is really up to you."
 
Monday night was the first presidential debate of this year's general election. The two sparred heatedly over a host of issues throughout the 90-minute debate.