Trump, Clinton Hammer Away in Second Presidential Debate

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Maybe it was the compliments they’d just given each other.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shook hands after the debate ended, something they refused to do 90 minutes earlier.

The debate was especially icy at the outset, replete with talk of sexual impropriety and Trump threatening to jail Clinton over her erased emails.

But the St. Louis rumble concluded with a voter asking them to say something nice about each other.

Clinton’s and Trump’s families quickly joined them on stage as the debate wrapped up.

The candidates greeted their relatives and then circulated the room, which is filled with undecided Missouri voters as well as supporters of the two campaigns.

When they spoke about issues, Clinton and Trump presented their criteria for Supreme Court selections.

During Sunday night’s debate, Clinton said she wants justices who understand how the world “really works.” She wants ones who will support the legality of abortion and same-sex marriage. She noted that several of the justices Trump has said he’d consider oppose those rights.

Trump said he wants a judge in the tradition of Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia’s death this winter opened a vacancy on the court that still has not been filled. The Republican-controlled Senate has refused to consider President Obama’s nominee to fill Scalia’s seat.

Twitter says Sunday’s presidential debate was the most tweeted ever, with more than 17 million tweets related to the forum sent.

The social media platform says the question of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s treatment of women dominated the online conversation.

Trump’s disagreement with running mate Mike Pence over Syria was the top tweeted moment. that’s followed  by Trump saying he was a gentlemen and his threatening to jail Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton if he’s elected president.

Clinton walked away from the debate with 25,000 new Twitter followers. Trump gained 16,000.

As has become the norm, the debate has spawned some trending hashtags. Trump’s answers to questions are being mocked under #MuslimsReportStuff and #LockerRoomTalkIn5Words.

Google says the top fact-check question for Clinton revolves around Benghazi. For Trump, users want to know more about his comments on women.

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