Second Clinton, Trump Debate Gets Personal

After a bruising weekend, Donald Trump met his Democratic rival for a town hall debate that quickly turned personal.

Hillary Clinton didn't shake Trump's hand at the top of the event, and she didn't waste time expressing dismay over comments the GOP nominee made in 2005 that were revealed Friday by the Washington Post, in which Trump says that his celebrity permits him to sexually assault women.

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Trump went on the attack too, dredging up past sexual accusations against former President Bill Clinton and threatening Hillary Clinton with a jail term.

Joining Chicago Tonight with his take on the second presidential debate is Jason DeSanto, a senior lecturer at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law.


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