Less than a month before the U.S. election, American ex-pats gathered in a bar in Mexico City on Sunday to watch a second presidential debate. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: Less than a month before the U.S. election, American ex-pats gathered in a bar in Mexico City on Sunday (October 9) to watch a second presidential debate. Donald Trump, defiant amid a tide of criticism of his sexually aggressive remarks about women, said Hillary Clinton would go to jail if he were president and attacked her husband for his treatment of women in a vicious presidential debate. The Sunday night debate, the second of three before the Nov. 8 vote, was remarkable for the brutal nature of the exchanges between Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, and Clinton, his Democratic rival. Through it all, Trump, 70, and Clinton, 68, both landed punches as they clashed over taxes, healthcare, U.S. policy in the Syria civil war and Clinton's comments that half of Trump's supporters belonged in a "basket of deplorables." Trump took the stage in St. Louis, Missouri, at the most perilous time of his 16-month-old candidacy. The Mexican peso and U.S. stock futures rose as investors saw less chance of Republican nominee Donald Trump winning next month's presidential election, while sterling was under pressure after Friday's "flash crash" in the British currency. Trump has vowed to build a wall on the border with Mexico and renegotiate or scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if he is elected, making the peso somewhat of a barometer of his chances. The Mexican currency was last up 1.9 percent at 18.97 per dollar. Their next and last debate is on Oct. 19.