Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, facing eroding support from his party over lewd remarks about women, is set to debate his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton who is also facing criticism over a recently released email. Jillian Kitchener reports.
The stage was still getting set for the second presidential debate Sunday, and students at Washington University in St. Louis were already voicing their opinions of Republican Donald Trump. When the stage lights go on, Trump must explain WHY he is a better alternative to his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton... But he must also show an apologetic side to stop the Republican backlash against him, after he was heard making lewd comments against women in a recently released video. Some Republicans, like John McCain, have withdrawn their support for his candidacy over the 2005 video that emerged on Friday. But students on campus say, they're not surprised by the recent controversy. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS STUDENT, LORRYN WILHELM, ON TRUMP VIDEO, SAYING: "I was kind of waiting for something like this to happen." (SOUNDBITE) (English) (SOUNDBITE) (English) WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS STUDENT, SARAH WANG, TRUMP VIDEO, SAYING: "It's kind of a disappointment to hear that from one of our possible presidential candidates." Clinton has her own issues to face. Wikileaks on Friday published an email from Clinton advisers appearing to contain excerpts of paid speeches to corporations, in which Clinton voices support for open trade and open borders... ... both positions she later backed away from to capture more progressive voters. Many are bracing for the boxing gloves to come out during this town hall-style debate.