The Clinton campaign reportedly asked for one major change for the final debate — and it's because of Donald Trump

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When Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's family members enter the event hall at Wednesday's final presidential debate in Las Vegas, they will not shake hands as they've done in the past — a change that was reportedly made at the request of the Clinton campaign, The New York Times reported.

The changes were made after Trump during the second debate apparently tried to orchestrate a confrontation between Bill Clinton and women who accused him of sexual misconduct decades prior.

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Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick (L-R) sit at the presidential town hall debate between Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick and Kathy Shelton (L-R) are seated at the start of the second U.S. presidential town hall debate between Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 09: (L-R) Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathy Shelton, a guest, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's daughters-in-law Lara Trump and Vanessa Trump and daughter Tiffany Trump sit before the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 09: (L-R) Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick and Kathy Shelton sit before the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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However, the Clinton campaign sought to intercept any other disruptive plans the Republican nominee might have been cooking up this week.

Citing two anonymous sources with knowledge of the agreement, The Times says the Clinton campaign negotiated a modified plan that changes the way the candidates' spouses will enter the debate hall. The two sides will not cross paths, and will walk into the room closer to their designated seats.

Normally, the candidates' families greet each other at the start of debate, but it does not look like that will be the case Wednesday night, "given [Trump's] penchant for dramatic stunts," The Times wrote.

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The Clinton campaign's concerns were allegedly amplified by the real-estate mogul's increasingly unhinged rhetoric over the past week, as his poll numbers cratered.

Both candidates have engaged in a form of psychological jujitsu during these debates. The Clinton campaign invited Mark Cuban, one of Trump's major agitators, to the first meeting. Before the second debate, Trump held a press conference with women who accused former president Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct decades before. He also invited them to sit inside the debate auditorium.

And for this final meeting, the Manhattan billionaire reportedly invited President Barack Obama's estranged half-brother, Malik Obama — a Trump supporter — as his guest.

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Despite all of that, Clinton campaign spokesman, Brian Fallon, says they are unbothered.

"Whatever scorched-earth tactics [Trump] has planned for the debate, we will be ready and she will be unfazed," he told The Times.

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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stand together at the start of their presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the start of the second U.S. presidential town hall debate between Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young
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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton watches as Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) and his wife, Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, participate in their presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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