The second presidential debate was fierce, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump constantly going at each other. The debate was held at the Washington University is St. Louis.
Donald Trump’s aim was to make a significant comeback at the second presidential debates as a result of his not so good performance at the first.
The first topic discussed at the debate was one that has everyone talking. The recently released video of Trump boasting about kissing women without their consent and grabbing them by the p**** was one that has gathered a lot of negativity for the republican. The debate moderator, Anderson Cooper asked Trump if he knew the implications of what has been revealed in the tape which he referred to as sexual assault. Trump did not exactly answer the question but again said it was just “locker room talk.” Hillary Clinton said the video represents Trump’s long history of abusing people: “women, Muslims, Mexicans, the disabled.”
To further defend himself, Trump attacked Bill Clinton. He said “If you look at Bill Clinton … his was far worse.” Trump went further to say “There’s never been anyone in the history of politics in this nation who has been so abusive to women,” and that Hillary was also involved in “viciously” silencing those women.
Hillary said all Trump said was false and she quoted First Lady Michelle Obama, “When they go low, you go high.”
Trump has maintained an Islamophobic stance since the start of his campaign. At the debate he suggested that Muslims should spy on each other: “There is a problem, whether we like it or not. Muslims have to report the problems when they see them.”
Concerning taxes, when Trump was asked by Anderson Cooper if he had taken advantage of a loophole to avoid paying taxes for nearly two decades because of a $916 million loss, he replied, “Of course I do.” Also he said, “And so do all of her donors, or most of her donors. … A lot of my write-off was depreciation and other things that Hillary, as a senator, allowed.” He blames Hillary for his ability to do this saying she had failed to take care of the loophole as he referred to her as an ineffective senator and “all talk and no action.”
Pence had thrown some shade at Vladimir Putin, saying of the conflict in Syria: “I just have to tell you that provocations by Russia need to be met with American strength.” At the presidential debate, Trump contradicted Pence, saying, “He and I haven’t spoken and I disagree.”
Also Trump threatened to get a special prosecutor to handle Hillary’s case when he is elected into office and when Hillary said it was good that “someone like Donald Trump with his temperament isn’t in charge of the law,” Trump replied sharply, “Because you’d be in jail.”