The XX Factor

In Which the Debate Audience Laughs at Trump’s Claim That He Respects Women

“Nobody has more respect for women than I do,” said Trump after Clinton dressed him down over his very long history of treating women like objects during the debate Wednesday night. This is a line he’s used repeatedly in past debates and rallies. But this time, the audience laughed at him. Chris Wallace quickly shushed them, of course, but it was an extraordinary moment nonetheless.

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