US Presidential Election: Clinton, Trump wage a nasty debate; nobody won

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It started on a sour note, but thankfully it ended on a gracious gesture. As the second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ended, both the candidates shook hands after they didn't at the beginning.

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All eyes were focused on the slugfest between Republican presidential nominee Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Clinton during their presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 9 (Sunday night).

Verdict on the debate

The New York Times said it was a bitter debate between the two rivals until the very last moments.

The BBC felt Clinton missed the opportunity to emerge as the clear winner at a time when Trump struggled to remain in the race after his controversial tape, where he was heard making lewd comments against women, surfaced.

Allegations and counter-allegations

Both the candidates levelled several allegations against each other, including Trump's Islamophobia to Clinton's email leaks.

The worst part was when Trump said he would send Clinton to jail after he became the president. Clinton attacked Trump aggressively against his lewd comments on women.

However, Trump looked little fidgety as Clinton tried to look confident.

Who won the debate?

According to political scientist, Jason Johnson, both the candidates performed better compared to the first debate.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Clinton won the debate. The verdict by the newspaper was immediately endorsed by Clinton camp with this tweet:

Trump too feels he has won the debate as he tweet this:

What is Twitter talking about?

Here we bring you few tweets as the second presidential debate trended on the micro-blogging site:

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