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Donald Trump is waiting to learn this morning if he did enough in his debate performance last night to stabilize his floundering presidential campaign. In a heated match-up in St Louis that followed the release of a tape last week of him crudely bragging about groping women, the Republican nominee exceeded low expectations. The tone of the debate was bitter, with Trump at one point threatening to “jail” Democratic rival Hillary Clinton while she accused him of trying to divert attention from the release of the lewd recordings. Clinton accused the businessman of being in the pocket of Vladimir Putin, but looked rattled by the brutal onslaught over her record in office. Trump began the night by introducing three women at a press conference who had accused the candidate’s husband of rape or sexual assault in the 1990s, and one woman, raped as a child, whose assailant Hillary Clinton defended, as ordered by a judge, when she was a 27-year-old lawyer. They sat in the audience for the debate throughout the evening.

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