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Trump still thinks he should have gotten that Emmy

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
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Donald Trump.

Donald Trump tried to lighten a serious moment in the debate as Hillary Clinton listed other times he claimed something was ‘‘rigged’’ just because he wasn’t winning.

She noted there was even a time he chided the Emmy Awards for not recognizing his reality series ‘‘The Apprentice’’ three years in a row.

As Clinton was making that point, Trump began smiling and shrugging. He interjected, ‘‘Should have gotten it.’’

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The audience laughed a bit, as Clinton continued. ‘‘This is a mindset,’’ she said.

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Clinton added that his comments about not necessarily accepting the election results are a dangerous departure from the nation’s democratic traditions.

The Television Academy wasted no time in responding, tweeting, “Rest assured, the Emmys are not rigged” shortly after the comment.

The tweet included a detailed explanation of the Emmy voting process.