Firing back, Mr Trump accused her of attacking women involved in Bill Clinton’s extramarital affairs and promised she would “be in jail” if he were president. In a press conference held before the debate, Mr Trump sat with alleged victims of Mr Clinton who accused him of rape and sexual harassment.
Pence signaled he will stick with Trump through the election, following his debate performance Sunday night in a tweet. Seeking to deflect criticism of his coarse and vulgar language, Trump launched long-dormant accusations of Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct.”Bill Clinton was abusive to women”.
Trump began his response to Clinton’s statement by rolling his eyes, and said, “Now she’s blaming the late, great Abraham Lincoln”.
Mrs Clinton said: “I respect his children”.
Trump threw down the gauntlet by saying he is going to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary.
“Take a look at Wikileaks and see what they said about Bernie Sanders”. She said she and Cooper spoke with the audience members before the debate and described them as “nervous” about who would get called on to ask a question.
“She went a minute over and you don’t stop her”. Clinton spent much of her speaking time defending her record, calling out Trump’s lies, and attempting to engage with the voters in the room. But he deflected to accusations against Bill Clinton.
She added that a lot of what Trump had said about Bill was “not right”.
When asked about recent comments made by Pence that the United States should consider airstrikes of its own in Syria, Trump flatly rejected the idea: “He and I haven’t spoken and I disagree”.
Pence said on “Fox and Friends” Monday morning that he believes Trump has sufficiently addressed the tape.
“You know I’m automatically attracted to lovely – I just start kissing them. I don’t think there’s any comparison”.
“I think the thing you should really be apologizing for is the 33,000 emails you deleted and acid washed”, he said.
Most of the first third of the 90-minute presidential debate centered around Friday’s release of a video from 2005 in which Trump bragged about kissing women without permission and grabbing them by their genitals. Several dozens of the Republican party leaders have either withdrawn their support to Trump or have asked him to drop out of the race.
However, a defiant Trump has refused to drop out.