- Second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has taken place in St Louis
- The two candidates locked horns throughout the bitter debate, which Trump backers said he won
- Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani described the night as a ‘home run’, for Trump in the spin room
- Clinton opened saying she is concerned about ‘some of the things being said and done in this campaign’
- Trump said the controversial remarks he made in 2005 that were revealed Friday were ‘locker room talk’
- However, moderator Anderson Cooper pulled Trump up on it, saying he ‘bragged’ about assaulting women
- Donald Trump also told Hillary Clinton that should would be in jail if he was in charge of the country’s laws
- The Republican also accused the moderators of being biased against him, saying it was ‘three on one’
- Before the debate, Trump held a press conference with women who have accused Bill Clinton of rape
- The woman sat in the front row for the debate – just feet from Clinton, the woman they earlier condemned
The debate night that will be discussed for generations in Political Science classes – and Women’s Studies seminars – ended with Republican Donald Trump landing more punches than Democrat Hillary Clinton, and successfully deflecting attention successfully away from a two-day-old crisis about graphic sexual language that threatened to derail his White House bid.
In the first debate at Hofstra University 13 days earlier, Clinton sat back and let Trump hang himself. But on Sunday her quiet patience gave him room to roam and dominate.
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who has been among Trump’s most forceful defenders, summed up the real estate tycoon’s performance with two words in the post-debate spin room: ‘home run.’
‘I think the momentum is going to switch, like that,’ Giuliani told DailyMail.com, snapping his fingers. ‘It was one of the biggest victories in a presidential debate, ever.’
Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta called Trump ‘desperate’ and called him ‘incoherent’ in policy discussions.
Neither candidate appeared in the hall where reporters waited to grill them. For Clinton, that was par for the course. For Trump, it marked his first such absence in any debate in which he’s participated in 2016 and 2015.
Clinton established herself as a superior bureaucrat Sunday night with more mature knowledge of foreign policy minutiae and a more intelligible way of communicating details about how laws are made.
But Trump won on points in what has become the Year of the Outsider, playing to a national television audience that polls show are weary of Washington’s same-old same-old and eager for new blood.
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton shakes hands at the end of the second presidential debate in St Louis, Missouri, on Sunday
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton speak to each other at the end of Sunday’s debate
Republican candidate Donald Trump stands on the debate stage as a clock in front of his shows time has run out for an answer
Republican nominee Donald Trump (left) is pictured speaking during Sunday’s debate, while Hillary Clinton leans on a chair (right)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton takes notes during the second presidential debate against Donald Trump
He had Clinton playing defense for most of the 90-minute clash, saying she would be ‘in jail’ if he ran the Justice Department – a reference to her classified email scandal – and declaring that she had ‘tremendous hate in her heart’ when she branded ‘half’ his supporters as ‘deplorables.’
He even bested her on her recollection of her own tenure at the helm of the U.S. State Department.
Trump recalled that Clinton was secretary of state when President Barack Obama drew his now-infamous rhetorical ‘red line’ in Syria, ineffectively warning Bashar al-Assad not to use chemical weapons against insurgents and civilians.
Clinton insisted she had retired from the government by the time that happened. Not so: Obama dared Assad to cross his line in August 2012, six months before Clinton’s term ended.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Make, Fight Off Attacks in Second Debate (Includes several video clips)
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