Republican and Democratic presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton attack each other with brutal exchanges during their second presidential debate a month before the Election Day. The debate was held at the Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, on Sunday night.
The two candidates broke traditional debate decorum by refusing to shake hands as they took the stage. Trump called her Democratic rival a “devil” and Clinton said the business mogul owes all Americans an apology for a campaign driven by insults and degrading comments about women and minorities.
The debate came as the Trump campaign is in crisis after his sexually obscene comments, made years earlier, were exposed in a video tape.
The video was recorded in 2005 while Trump was on a bus with former “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. The former reality TV star can be heard talking about his failed attempt to seduce a “married” woman. “I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. She was married. And I moved on her very heavily.” He also says, “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful” women. “I just start kissing them. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
The leaked tape angered Republican leaders, many of whom have withdrawn their endorsement of Trump and called for him to drop out of the race. According to the Associated Press, the debate served as Trump’s “final opportunity to keep his campaign,” following calls by Republican leaders for his withdrawal.