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Hillary Clinton highlights Donald Trump's Emmy losses at presidential debate

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump debates Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump debates Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.  (AP)

Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump's claim the election is rigged isn't the only time he's gone down the "rigged" road.

Clinton said the GOP presidential hopeful also claimed the Emmys were rigged against him when he failed to win as host of "The Apprentice."

"There was even a time when he didn't get an Emmy for his TV program three years in a row, he started tweeting that the Emmys were rigged," Clinton said during the final presidential debate Wednesday night.

Trump jumped in: "I should've gotten it."

That drew a chuckle from the audience, but Clinton insisted it was no laughing matter.

"This is a mindset," she said. "This is how Donald thinks. And it's funny, but it's also really troubling."

The Television Academy responded during the debate saying the "Emmys are not rigged" and shared a detailed view of their voting process.

"The Apprentice" has been nominated and lost eight times at the Emmys to shows including "Project Runway" and "The Amazing Race."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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