US Presidential Debate: Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton ‘Would be in Jail’ If He Became President

The second presidetial debate appeared to be a poisones one with Donald Trump threatening his opponent Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump, who runs for presidenship, in his second debate with his opponent on Sunday said that he would to appoint a special prosecutor to go after Hillary Clinton for her use of a personal email account while she was secretary of state.

“I didn’t think I’d say this but I’m going to say it, and I hate to say it, but if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation because there has never been so many lies, so much deception, there has never been anything like it and we’re going to have a special prosecutor,” Trump said, referring to her emails.

The former First Lady responded by reminding the audience of what the millionaire, who represents Republican party, was saying on her campaign website.

“We have literally Trump, you can fact check him in real time. Last time, at the first debate, we had millions of people fact-checking. So I expect we’ll have millions more fact-checking because, you know, it is, it’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country,” she said.

“Because you would be in jail,” Trump replied to Clinton.

Still, during the debate the former TV star had to defend himself after he was asked to address the recently leaked 2005 video which captured him bragging about groping women without their consent.

Trump apologized, saying he was “embarrassed by it”, but brushed off as “locker room talk” the unguarded content that has sent dozens of Republican lawmakers fleeing from his candidacy.

“I have great respect for women. Nobody has more respect for women than I do,” Trump said.

Clinton responded that the leaked video revealed “what he thinks about women, what he does to women”.

“He has said that the video doesn’t represent who he is. But I think it’s clear to anyone who heard it that it represents exactly who he is,” Clinton said.

“With prior Republican nominees for president, I disagreed with them. Politics, policies, principles … but I never questioned their fitness to serve,” she added. “Donald Trump is different.”

However, a bit later when the candidates were asked to say one nice thing about each other Clinton complimented Trump’s children, while Trump effusively praised Clinton’s indefatigable spirit.

“I will say this about Hillary. She doesn’t quit. She doesn’t give up. I respect that. I tell it like it is: She is a fighter. I disagree with much of what she’s fighting for. I do disagree with her judgment in many cases, but she does fight hard and she doesn’t quit and she doesn’t give up, and I consider that to be a very good trait,” he said.

So who won in an empirical sense?

CNN’s already conducted a poll and its results showed that Clinton did well – but almost a quarter of the audience were expecting her to do better.

Who was the winner?
Clinton 57%, Trump 34%

How did Donald Trump perform?
Better than expected 63%, worse 21%

How did Hillary Clinton perform?
Better than expected 39%, worse 26%

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