Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Clinton Seeks to Maximize Debate Advantage as Trump on Defensive

  • Both candidates revive argument over Miss Universe contestant
  • Trump says ‘sure’ he will participate in final two debates
Bloomberg business news

Clinton: I Wouldn’t Brag About Rooting for Housing Crisis

Updated on

Hillary Clinton moved quickly to exploit Donald Trump’s stumbles in their first presidential debate, bolstering her outreach to suburban women and seeking inroads with middle-class men and young voters, as the Republican’s aides scrambled to stem the political fallout.

Put on the defensive, Trump and his team veered between praising and criticizing debate moderator Lester Holt of NBC News and the candidate himself suggested he was hobbled by a faulty microphone. But Trump on Tuesday also stepped back into a trap Clinton had set for him at the debate by lashing out at Alicia Machado, a former Miss Universe from Venezuela who was publicly shamed by Trump for her weight gain after winning the beauty contest he owned in the 1990s.