Transcript   |   Coverage   |   Clinton/Dems   |   Trump/Reps   |   Third Parties   |   Interest Groups   |   Front Pages   |   [WUSTL]

Trump, Republicans, Allies and the Second Presidential Debate

Oct. 10, 2016 12:10 a.m.

Governor Jan Brewer Statement On Donald J. Trump’s Debate Victory

“Donald Trump again showed his ability to connect with voters, and is clearly focused on ways to improve the lives of families across the country. As a decades-long Washington insider, Hillary Clinton has lost the trust of the American people with her misuse of classified emails on her homebrew server and her pay-to-play scheme where she traded official State Department access for donations to the Clinton foundation from foreign agents. America yearns for someone who will boost our economy and bring back jobs to our country, which is why people will vote for change in November.” – Former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ)


11:39 p.m.

Congressman Barletta Statement On Donald J. Trump's Debate Victory

"Donald Trump was the clear winner of tonight’s town hall. The message he delivered of putting America first is resonating with people in Pennsylvania who are tired of the direction our country is heading. Whether it comes to reforming our healthcare system, standing up for law enforcement, or securing our borders, Donald Trump will bring the change we need to Washington. Hillary Clinton once again demonstrated that she represents more of the same failed policies of the past eight years." -- Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA)


11:39 p.m.

Iowa Trump-Pence Campaign Reacts to Donald Trump’s Debate Victory

Des Moines, IA – Today the Iowa Trump-Pence campaign released the following statements reacting to Donald Trump’s victory in tonight’s Presidential Debate held at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

“Donald Trump took tonight’s opportunity to connect with voters and show why they must send him to the White House, come November.  We can trust that Donald Trump will restore our economy and keep us safe. In contrast, Hillary Clinton has consistently betrayed our trust, whether with her pay-to-play scheme at the State Department, her illegal home-brew email server, or a host of other failures of both morality and leadership.  We will elect Donald Trump because he is the only one who will upend the corrupt status quo in Washington that Clinton so steadfastly defends.”  -Eric Branstad, Iowa State Director, Donald J. Trump for President

“Tonight we were reminded that Donald Trump is a strong and genuine leader who cares deeply about this country and its citizens.  He is the one who will bring back jobs, defeat ISIS, care for our veterans, and empower women.  Donald Trump is the change agent we need to send to Washington, as he will challenge the special interests that have moved this country in the wrong direction for so long.” Tana Goertz, Senior Advisor, Donald J. Trump for President


11:29 p.m.

New Hampshire Leaders React to Donald Trump’s Debate Victory

Manchester, NH – Today the New Hampshire Trump-Pence campaign released the following statements of New Hampshire leaders reacting to Donald Trump’s victory in tonight’s second Presidential Debate held at Washington University in St. Louis.
“Donald Trump was the clear winner in tonight's debate. He exposed Hillary Clinton as a career politician that will say anything to get elected. I look forward to him shaking up Washington, DC.” – Steve Stepanek, Trump-Pence New Hampshire Co-Chairman
“Donald Trump completely dominated tonight's debate. Hillary Clinton looked rattled, shaken and had to stoop to personal attacks to even compete."– Andrew Hemingway, Trump-Pence New Hampshire Co-Chairman

10:50 p.m.

Congressman Long Statement On Donald J. Trump’s Debate Victory

“America saw tonight why we cannot stand another four years of the Clinton-Obama record of stagnant economic growth and declining respect throughout the world. Donald Trump showed tonight he understands Syria is much more complicated than Hillary would like for it to be. He is the only candidate with workable plans to reinvigorate our country’s economic engine by bringing back jobs, and he is the only candidate that can help America regain its place as a strong and respected nation. America will be a safer place to raise a family under Trump's leadership.” - Congressman Billy Long (R-MO)

RNC Statement On Tonight’s Debate 

WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on tonight’s presidential debate:

“Hillary Clinton spent the night struggling to defend her failed record. Whether dodging why she deleted 33,000 emails from her secret server, invoking Abraham Lincoln to justify her own lies, or failing to explain her secret speeches to Wall Street, Hillary Clinton spent this debate running from the truth and proving she’s the poster child for a rigged system. The country is eager to break from a failed status quo that rewards D.C. insiders at the expense of ordinary Americans but that’s exactly what she is promising. Donald Trump rejected the politics of cronyism and made it clear he will bring strong leadership, prosperity and security to our country.” 


Before the debate Trump held a "press conference" with (r-l) Paula Jones,
Kathy Shelton, Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey.  Trump posted a
3:28 video less than two hours before the start of the debate.  In front of a
handful of reporters and photographers, each made a short statement.
Trump took no questions.