With Hillary Clinton in control of the Las Vegas debate stage — and the presidential election — the Republican nominee says he may not accept the outcome on Nov. 8.
Polls continue to show the electoral map tipping toward a Hillary Clinton landslide victory over Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton acted like a woman on the verge of clinching the presidency on the Las Vegas debate stage Wednesday night, swatting away Donald Trump as a mere nuisance, while the billionaire refused to say that he’ll accept the outcome of the election.
Clinton attacked Trump’s signature policy proposals — a border wall and mass deportations of undocumented immigrants — as ideas that are “not in keeping with who we are as a nation” and one, she said, that “would rip our country apart.”
And as the debate reached the one-hour mark, Clinton hammered Trump over the nine women who have come forward in the past week and accused him of sexual assault after he attempted to dismiss them as having been “debunked.”
“Donald thinks belittling women makes him bigger,” Clinton said. “He goes after their dignity, their self-worth, and I don't think there is a woman anywhere that doesn't know what that feels like. So we now know what Donald thinks and what he says and how he acts toward women. That's who Donald is. I think it's really up to all of us to demonstrate who we are and who our country is and to stand up and be very clear about what we expect from our next president.”
Although Trump, after preparing more intensely for this final showdown, attempted to put Clinton on the defensive several times and attacked the former secretary of state, especially over Clinton Foundation donations and past votes and statements of hers that he seemed better versed on, the Democratic nominee deftly parried the attacks.