The Detroit News:
Donald Trump should have spent more time apologizing and less time attacking in Sunday’s night’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton said Monday, blasting the Republican businessman for crude comments he made about women in 2005.
Clinton’s second visit to the state this general election cycle came less than 24 hours after her combative second debate with Trump, whose campaign is confronting Republican defections over recently surfaced comments he made about kissing and groping women.
Trump apologized Sunday night and said he had not done the things he described. He also attacked Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, over past sexual assault accusations.
“When he was pressed about how he behaved, he just doubled down and his excuse is that it’s just locker room banter,” Clinton said on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit. “Well, I’ll tell you what: Women and men across America know that is just a really weak excuse for behaving badly and mistreating people.”
The former secretary of state rallied an estimated crowd of 4,000, stressing the need for strong voter registration and turnout despite her lead in Michigan polls.Fired up! Ready to go! Watch the full rally above.
Clinton urged the university crowd to help ensure “the biggest turnout we’ve seen in a really long time.”
“The reason it’s going to be a big turnout is because people really know what’s at stake in this election,” she said.
Clinton opened her speech by saying she agrees with President Barack Obama that Detroit is coming back, contrasting with Trump, who has said Michigan manufacturing is a “disaster” and has played up crime and social welfare in the city.
“It’s going to really depend upon the young people of this university and this city to build a future that we can all not only be proud of, but be part of,” she said.