Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Russia has ''decided who they want to see become President of the United States, and it's not me.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said when it comes to the Syria, "Russia has decided that it is all-in in Syria, and they have also decided who they want to see become President of the United States, and it's not me." At a presidential town hall forum at Washington University in St. Louis, said, "I have stood up to Russia. I've taken on Putin and others and I would do that as President." Republican rival Presidential nominee Donald Trump offered his battle plan to combat Islamic State, saying there has been too much advance notice about moving in on Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq. "Why can't they do it quietly? Why can't they do the attack? Make it a sneak attack and after the attack is made, inform the American public. How stupid is our country?" Trump has faced eroding support from his party over lewd remarks about women. He went into the second presidential debate needing to demonstrate he remains a credible candidate. Clinton has had 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 borders and says how sometimes it is important to have a public and private position. At the first debate, on Sept. 26, Trump was repeatedly put on the defensive by Clinton. He never let her accusations go unanswered, and as a result he missed opportunities to use his speaking time to draw attention to Clinton's perceived weaknesses. A Reuters-Ipsos poll had Clinton leading by five points on Friday, before the video surfaced. Now, the question is whether Trump's quest for the presidency is all but over.