Sunday night is held the second debate of the presidential election. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off in a different format for their last performance. It will not be a confrontation but a public issue in an amphitheater at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, in which an audience of undecided voters will participate by asking questions. Donald Trump has many handicaps to overcome after his poor performance in the first debate, and sexist statements unearthed by the press.
Donald Trump announces he respects women.
That was before the press unearthed a video where billionaire speaks with vulgarity confusing to them.
It was a black week for the right candidate before the second debate who will oppose Hillary Clinton tonight, reports from Washington. Donald Trump did not need that. He denies having made a performance-cons when facing the end of September, but the reality is there: the polls are not good.
The advance of September fade. Poor passes Hillary Clinton seems to be over, the candidate was able to exploit its good performance in the first debate, capitalizing on its file preparation, the nervousness and sexism of his opponent.
What terrifies the Trump campaign is not so much his lack of sponsor during the debate, that self-injury that he then comes: insulting a former Miss Universe and worse in the famous video of 2005.
Finally, the good performance of the Republican running mate Mike Pence during single debate against Democrat Kaine is not interpreted as an advantage. Many believe the contrary it shows how Donald Trump is not level.
Republicans elected more by the hour, withdraw support
The fire broke out on Friday with the publication by the Washington Post a video from 2005, in which Donald Trump, then businessman and star of television for 59 years, was recorded without his knowledge talking in terms very raw and degrading its approach to women he covets.
Republican leaders are definitely not the end of their sentence. A month before the presidential election, while their candidate is losing ground in the polls, here they have to take distance with Donald Trump.
Senator John McCain, an influential figure in the Republican Party, of which he was the losing candidate in the 2008 presidential election, formally withdrew its support Saturday to Donald Trump. ” Donald Trump’s behavior this week which ended with the revelation of his remarks demeaning for women and boasting of sexual assault makes it impossible to continue to support, even conditionally, his candidacy. ”
” As a husband and father, I was outraged by the statements and actions described by Donald Trump in this video dating back 11 years ,” said Mike Pence on Saturday, candidate for the vice presidency. ” I do not condone his statements and I can not defend them ,” he added, welcoming the fact that Donald Trump has apologized.
” I’m disgusted ,” also said the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan. Jason Chaffetz, conservative representative of Utah, said for his part that he will not vote for billionaire: ” I withdraw! I can not in good conscience support this person for the presidency. It is the most frightening way, and the more aggressive you can imagine. I can not support this person! ”
A Republican senator bluntly calls the populist candidate to throw in the towel. What Donald Trump refuses. But before this outcry, he was forced to do something he hates, namely apologize. But he used his mea culpa rather forced to attack former President Bill Clinton, who would, he said, ” really ” mistreated women.
Melania Trump welcomes the apology from her husband after his vulgar ” unacceptable “.
From this position, elected in New Hampshire, Virginia and Illinois followed. But they take a political risk, that is probably what makes many of them hesitate. It has happened that the Republican Party continues to support a candidate, Barry Goldwater in 1964 and Bob Dole in 1996, but the context was different, voters followed the party set.
This year, Donald Trump supporters are wary of Republicans as much as Hillary Clinton. Do not support the billionaire mean some candidates risk their re-election to Congress. All representatives of seats are in play, and the third of the Senators. Democrats are working to regain control of the lower house. They lack 4 seats.
Some commentators believe that these words already let predict the strategy of Donald Trump in the debate this Sunday: attack the Clintons on sex scandals. But there is little chance that these blows below the belt change anything: the majority of voters have already made their choice, only 4% are still hesitating between candidates.