The 2nd Presidential Debate: The Important Quotes

Photo: AP

Photo: AP

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump didn't shake hands at the start of the second Presidential debate on Sunday (though they did so at the end of it), and that was perhaps a sign of things to come. The two Presidential nominees sparred over a number of key issues, including immigration, energy, tax policies, and the fight against the Islamic State. This time, the gloves were off.

Here are the top quotes from both candidates from today's debate.

Hillary Clinton:

On a video showing Trump making lewd comments about women:

"I spent the past 48 hours thinking about the tape. I have been saying since June, that Donald Trump is not fit to be our president. It is clear to anyone who heard it that the tape is exactly who he is."

On Trump bringing up women he says Bill Clinton attacked sexually:

"When they go low, you go high."

On taxes:

"Donald Trump lives in an alternate reality. Donald always takes care of Donald, and people like Donald. Trump's tax plan would give wealthy corporations the biggest tax cut they've ever had."

On one thing she respects about Trump:

"I respect his children. His children are incredibly able and devoted, and I think that says a lot about Donald."

Donald Trump:

On the tape where he was caught describing women in lewd terms:

"It's locker-room talk... It's just words, folks. It's just words."

On sexual allegations against Bill Clinton:

"If you look at Bill Clinton, far worse, mine are words and his was action. What he's done to women, there's never been anyone in the history of politics that has been as abusive to women... I am a person who has great respect for people."

On Clinton's comment that it is "awfully good" that someone with his temperament is not in charge of law after Trump said he would investigate Clinton over her leaked e-mails:

"Because you'd be in jail."

On one thing he respects about Clinton:

"I will say this about Hillary, she doesn't quit, she doesn't give up."