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Donald Trump clashes with Hillary Clinton in presidential debate

10 Oct 2016 | By Sneha Johny
2016 US Presidential elections: Second debate

In the second US Presidential debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton sparred over a melange of different topics

The debate saw both enter the podium with no handshake, and clash over emails, taxes, rape and the many sexual assault allegations against Bill Clinton.

Before the debates began, Trump's Facebook page was streaming a conference with three women who accused Bill Clinton of misconduct.

In context: 2016 US Presidential elections: Second debate

The first US Presidential debates

Late last month, the first US Presidential election kicked off with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debating across a range of subjects - from international policy, fighting terror, racism in the US, unemployment in the country and on trade.

10 Oct 2016Donald Trump clashes with Hillary Clinton in presidential debate

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Donald Trump denies actions implied in leaked video

Video scandalDonald Trump denies actions implied in leaked video

On Friday last week, a video of Trump making lewd comments on sexual misconduct on women got leaked.

In the video, Trump brags about having made sexual overtures on women.

When questioned about it during the debate, Trump downplayed the comments that he had made in the video by stating that it was locker-room talk and quickly changed the topic to ISIS.

Bill ClintonTrump highlights Bill Clinton's sexual encounters with women

Soon afterwards, Donald Trump also brought to light the many allegations of sexual misconduct by Bill Clinton, retaliating to Hillary Clinton's remarks on his abusive nature in the leaked video.

Bill Clinton had not faced any legal charges due to the accusations of sexual assault, with one lawsuit claiming rape dismissed.

Earlier, Trump held a press conference with three women, and streamed it live.

E-mail scandalTrump vows to jail Clinton if he wins elections

Last year, reports surfaced alleging that Hillary Clinton had maintained a private e-mail server while serving as US' Secretary of State.

With the revelation haunting Clinton's campaign, many Americans have backed away from voting for her.

Donald Trump claimed that he would initiate an inquiry by a special prosecutor into the issue and have Clinton jailed if he were to become the President.

10 Oct 2016Republicans outraged at Trump's remarks

Donald Trump's Republican Party officials were appalled by Trump's remarks and sexual comments on women in the video that leaked late last week.

Many called for him to step down from running for the Presidential elections.

Senator John McCain also withdrew his endorsement of Trump.

With the party's polls declining, many have asked Mike Pence to lead the race in place of Trump.

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Pence declines to stand in place of Trump

"I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them. We pray for his family and look forward to the opportunity he has to show what is in his heart when he goes before the nation," said Mike Pence in a statement.