In the second presidential debate, U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he disagrees with running mate Mike Pence's comments on Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he disagreed with his running mate, Mike Pence, on Syria comments that were brought up during Sunday night's (October 9) presidential debate. Moderator Martha Raddatz, from ABC, read a statement by Republican VP nominee Mike Pence that stated, "Provocations by Russia need to be met with American strength and that if Russia continues to be involved in air strikes along with the Syrian government forces of Assad, the United States of America should be prepared to use military force to strike the military targets of the Assad regime." Trump replied, "He and I haven't spoken and I disagree." The Manhattan real-estate mogul delivered a feistier and more disciplined performance than at the first debate, hammering his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton on her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, and again raising decades-old accusations of sexual misconduct against her husband Bill Clinton. That likely endeared him to the rowdy supporters who have packed arenas across the country for more than a year while perhaps doing little to reel in the more moderate voters in swing states that his campaign will need to defeat Clinton in the Nov. 8 election.