7 takeaways from the second presidential debate

7 takeaways from the second presidential debate

Overview

St. Louis, Missouri (CNN)Donald Trump threatened to jail Hillary Clinton. He admitted paying no federal income taxes and threw his running mate under the bus on foreign policy.

The Republican nominee dismissed his sexually aggressive comments about women as “locker room talk.” He attacked Hillary Clinton over Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual misconduct. And he repeatedly made false claims and factual errors.
For Trump, it was a real improvement.
The second presidential won’t catapult Trump past Clinton — but it might save his candidacy from the cratering that appeared imminent in the 48 hours leading up to their showdown.