Saturday 22 July 2017

Trump lashes out like wounded animal but fails to draw blood from ice-cool Clinton

Donald Trump behaved like a wounded animal, stalking around the stage and lashing out Photo: AP Photo/John Locher
Donald Trump behaved like a wounded animal, stalking around the stage and lashing out Photo: AP Photo/John Locher

Nick Allen

The ugliest presidential debate ever started without the customary handshake. "Hello" both candidates said formally, keeping a distance of several feet and shooting icy glares at each other. Before long they were spewing poison.

Donald Trump behaved like a wounded animal, stalking around the stage and lashing out. It took all of Hillary Clinton's wiliness to avoid getting maimed. The Republican nominee was coming off the worst 48 hours of his presidential run and this was do or die.

In his desperation, he responded with a supreme piece of nastiness, calling a surprise press conference just before the debate. It featured several women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexually harassing or raping them.

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