Live Fact Checking the Second Presidential Debate | Connecticut Public Radio

Live Fact Checking the Second Presidential Debate

Oct 9, 2016

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton faced off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. 

NPR's politics team -- with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more -- provided live annotation of the debate, below. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted.

Clinton and Trump refused to shake hands as they entered the debate hall in St. Louis, a break from traditional debate decorum.

Clinton said of a 2005 recording of Trump making predatory comments about women: "It represents exactly who he is." Trump countered, saying there has "never been anybody in the history of politics that's been so abusive to women' as Bill Clinton."

Trump lashed out Sunday at the growing list of Republicans abandoning his candidacy, predicting that they're the ones who will lose. He is facing a mass exodus of support in the wake of the release of the crude video footage. He was captured making the controversial remarks on outtakes from an "Access Hollywood" interview leaked Friday to The Washington Post. He's since apologized for the comments.

Connecticut's top Republican female office holder said she's re-evaluating her support of Trump following the revelations. State Rep. Themis Klarides, the House minority leader, called the remarks "deplorable" and "disgusting" in an interview with Hearst Connecticut Media on Saturday.

The Derby lawmaker said she wasn't sure she could still vote for Trump but would see how he acts during Sunday's debate, the Connecticut Post reports.

Klarides was a Trump critic during the primary, but later served as a Trump delegate to the Republican National Convention, and spoke at a Trump rally in Bridgeport.


This report includes information from The Associated Press.