''Certainly I'm not proud of it,'' Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says after video emerged of his lewd remarks about women. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he is "very embarrassed" by a recently leaked videotape featuring him making lewd remarks about women, but said he "will knock the hell out of" Islamic State, during the second presidential debate in St. Louis on Sunday. "I'm not proud," Trump said in reference to the videotape. 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. On Sunday Trump met with women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct hours ahead of his debate with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Trump appeared with three women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct and a fourth woman who was a victim in a rape case that Hillary Clinton participated in as a defense attorney. Trump had threatened to attack Bill Clinton for his marital infidelities in response to criticism from Hillary Clinton that the Republican nominee is a misogynist who has a history of mistreating women. 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.