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Presidential Debate: How Will Trump and Clinton Handle Sexual Assault Allegations?

October 19, 2016 4:29 PM
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A woman accused former President Bill Clinton of sexually assaulting her when he was governor of Arkansas in 1980 in an interview that was published Wednesday by the right-wing Breitbart website.

The accusations come hours before the third and final presidential debate and follow a wave of charges from women in the past week who say that Mr. Trump groped and sexually assaulted them over the years. Breitbart was until recently run by Stephen K. Bannon, who is now the chief executive of Mr. Tr...

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October 19, 2016 4:38 PM

• As the discussion turned to the economy, Mrs. Clinton said Mr. Trump’s plans amounted to Mr. Trump, after taking credit for more active participation from international trade partners — “all of a sudden they’re paying,” he said — suggested he would by renegotiating trade deals.

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October 19, 2016 4:36 PM

• Mrs. Clinton said a more pressing issue from the leaked documents was the specter of the Russian government engaging in suggesting that Russian President Vladimir V. Putin has a “clear favorite in this race.” “That was a great pivot off the fact that she wants open borders,” Mr. Trump said, adding, Mrs. Clinton said Mr. Putin would prefer “a puppet as president of the United States.” Mr. Trump shot back,

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October 19, 2016 4:35 PM

• When Mr. Trump sought to pivot to a discussion of when she was secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton accused him of dodging responsibility for his own actions. “He or says he’s sorry for anything,” she said, noting his insults of a Gold Star family, a reporter with a physical disability and a judge with Mexican heritage, among others. “It’s not one thing, she said.

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October 19, 2016 4:34 PM

• Mr. Trump held forth on — suggesting that the heroin crisis in some pockets of the country . “We have to have strong borders,” he said, adding, Mrs. Clinton said that while her immigration plan “of course includes border security,” she that Donald has talked about.”

“an economic machine”

October 19, 2016 4:34 PM

• Mrs. Clinton, speaking about her support for some gun control measures, said she saw She added that the National Rifle Association was running “millions of dollars of ads against me.” Mr. Trump said he was unsure if Mrs. Clinton had referenced the group’s support for him “in a sarcastic manner,” but that .

not add a penny

October 19, 2016 4:33 PM

• Asked about , Mrs. Clinton said she expected the court to “represent all of us,” citing the importance of . She added that she hoped that “the Senate would the nominee that President Obama has sent to them.” Mr. Trump, answering the same question, said, “The Supreme Court, that’s what it’s all about,” before suggesting Mrs. Clinton would hope from adherence to the Second Amendment.

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October 19, 2016 4:32 PM

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“create tremendous jobs”

October 19, 2016 4:32 PM

• The moderator cited estimates that both candidates’ plans would . Mr. Trump rejected that analysis, saying he could and construct to power growth. Mrs. Clinton likewise said she would “ to the national debt.” Asked next about entitlement spending, Mr. Trump switched to a discussion of the Affordable Care Act, which he said he wanted to repeal. When Mrs. Clinton tweaked her opponent for evading taxes, Mr. Trump interjected: he said.

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October 19, 2016 4:32 PM

• After Mrs. Clinton said President Obama did not get the credit he deserved for improving economic conditions since taking office, she allowed that Americans were Mr. Trump, placing blame for many Americans’ financial struggles , said the country was “stagnant.” Mrs. Clinton accused Mr. Trump of crying about the American work force despite using Chinese steel on construction projects.

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October 19, 2016 4:31 PM

• Mrs. Clinton suggested Mr. Trump was a hypocrite on the issue of immigration, saying he had “used undocumented labor to build the Trump Tower.” When the moderator, Chris Wallace, quoted from a paid Clinton speech — citing an excerpt revealed by WikiLeaks in which she said she dreamed of “open trade and open borders” — Mrs. Clinton said she was “talking about energy.”

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October 19, 2016 4:30 PM

Mr. Trump’s broad criticism of the democratic system overshadowed his own insistent efforts to put Mrs. Clinton on the defensive over her record at the State Department and her status as a political insider. And he did little to address the multiplying accusations of sexual harassment and assault against him, asserting falsely that those charges had largely been discredited.

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October 19, 2016 4:30 PM

• Mrs. Clinton suggested Mr. Trump was a hypocrite on the issue of immigration, saying he had When the moderator, Chris Wallace, quoted from a paid Clinton speech — citing an excerpt in which she said she dreamed of — Mrs. Clinton said she was “talking about .”

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October 19, 2016 4:30 PM

• The candidates , with Mr. Trump predicting security crises if Mrs. Clinton were elected. “This is going to be Mr. Trump said, discussing Syrian refugees. “Lots of luck, Hillary.” Mrs. Clinton said she would not allow anyone into the country without appropriate vetting but added, “I am .”

refused to commit

October 19, 2016 4:30 PM

• Asked if he would , Mr. Trump — who has repeatedly predicted a “rigged” system could doom him — . “I will look at it at the time,” he said, before suggesting without evidence that wide-scale voter fraud and a media conspiracy could affect the outcome. Mrs. Clinton called these remarks “horrifying.” She noted that Mr. Trump had a long , recalling his complaint when he did not receive an Emmy award for his television show, among other gripes. Mr. Trump said.

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October 19, 2016 4:30 PM

Mrs. Clinton said Mr. Trump’s response was “horrifying,” and said he routinely claimed the world was “rigged” against him in situations in which he is losing. “He is denigrating, he is talking down our democracy, and I, for one, am appalled,” Mrs. Clinton said.

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October 19, 2016 4:30 PM

• Mr. Trump held forth on his signature issue — immigration — suggesting that the heroin crisis in some pockets of the country owed to insufficient border security. “We have to have strong borders,” he said, adding, “We have some bad hombres.” Mrs. Clinton said that while her immigration plan “of course includes border security,” she did not want to see “the deportation force that Donald has talked about.”

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October 19, 2016 4:30 PM

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October 19, 2016 4:29 PM

• The moderator cited estimates that both candidates’ plans would increase the . Mr. Trump rejected that analysis, saying he could “create tremendous jobs” and construct “an economic machine” to power growth. Mrs. Clinton likewise said she would “not add a penny to the national debt.” Asked next about entitlement spending, Mr. Trump switched to a discussion of the Affordable Care Act, which he wants to repeal. When Mrs. Clinton tweaked her opponent for evading taxes, Mr. Trump interjected: “Such a nasty woman,” he said.