At the second presidential debate in St Louis, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off on the most talked about issues of the day: his comments on sexual assault, Muslims, Syrian refugees, Ms Clinton’s emails and Obamacare.
But among the pointed barbs, the insults, accusations and interruptions, few clear statements on polices came forth during the 90 minutes.
Below is a round-up of what the Republican nominee said on the most important talking points of the debate.
The 2005 video which shows him bragging that he can grab women’s genitals.
“I'm very embarrassed by it, I hate it, but it's locker room talk. It's one of those things. I will knock the hell out of ISIS,”
On Bill Clinton
“What he's done to women, there's never been anybody in the history of politics in this nation that's been so abusive to women.”
On prosecuting Hillary Clinton
“I hate to say it but if I win I'm going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. There has never been so many lies, so much deception. You ought to be ashamed of yourself,” Mr Trump said, and in response, Mrs Clinton said: “It's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in this country.” Mr Trump replied: “Because you'd be in jail.”
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
Donald Trump's most controversial quotes
1/14 On Isis:
"Some of the candidates, they went in and didn’t know the air conditioner didn’t work and sweated like dogs, and they didn’t know the room was too big because they didn’t have anybody there. How are they going to beat ISIS?"
2/14 On immigration:
"I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words."
3/14 On Free Trade:
"Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people."
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4/14 On Mexicans:
"When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists."
5/14 On China:
"I just sold an apartment for $15 million to somebody from China. Am I supposed to dislike them?... I love China. The biggest bank in the world is from China. You know where their United States headquarters is located? In this building, in Trump Tower."
6/14 On work:
"If you're interested in 'balancing' work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable."
7/14 On success:
"What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate."
8/14 On life:
"Everything in life is luck."
9/14 On ambition:
"You have to think anyway, so why not think big?"
10/14 On his opponents:
"Bush is totally in favour of Common Core. I don't see how he can possibly get the nomination. He's weak on immigration. He's in favour of Common Core. How the hell can you vote for this guy? You just can't do it."
11/14 On Obamacare:
"You have to be hit by a tractor, literally, a tractor, to use it, because the deductibles are so high. It's virtually useless. And remember the $5 billion web site?... I have so many web sites, I have them all over the place. I hire people, they do a web site. It costs me $3."
12/14 On Barack Obama:
"Obama is going to be out playing golf. He might be on one of my courses. I would invite him. I have the best courses in the world. I have one right next to the White House."
13/14 On himself:
"Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money."
14/14 On America:
"The American Dream is dead. But if I get elected president I will bring it back bigger and better and stronger than ever before and we will make America great again."
Whether or not Mr Trump supported the war on Iraq
Ms Clinton said she had insisted for the "10th or 12th time" that Mr Trump had supported the invasion of Iraq in 2004, and the myth of his opposition had been “debunked”.
"It’s not debunked," he said. "It’s not debunked."
Much speculation is circulating about whether Mr Trump used a loss of almost $1 billion in 1995 to avoid paying federal income tax for over almost two decades.
When confronted over whether he took advantage of tax loopholes, he said: "I absolutely used it, and so did Warren Buffett, and so did George Soros and so did many people who Hillary is getting money from."
On claims that he's sexist
“I have great respect for women. Nobody has more respect for women than I do.”
On what he respects about Hillary Clinton
“I will say this about Hillary - she doesn't quit, she doesn't give up. I tell it like it is. She's a fighter.”
On his immigration policies
"It’s called extreme vetting. We’re going to areas like Syria, where they are coming in by the tens of thousands because of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton wanting to allow a 550 per cent increase [of refugees] over Obama.
"People are coming into this country. We have no idea who they are, where they are from and what their feelings are about this country."Reuse content