Donald Trump, U.S. Republican presidential candidate on Tuesday in Washington vowed to hit rival Democrat Hillary Clinton harder in next presidential debate.
This was coming after Clinton put him on the defensive by accusing him of being a racist, sexist and a tax dodger during their first matchup.
Trump, making his first run for public office, praised himself for not attacking Clinton about the marital infidelity of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, during the debate at Hofstra University.
He said during a separate interview that he may take up the attack line going forward. “I may hit her harder in certain ways,” Trump said, adding that when Clinton criticised him for his treatment of women, he resisted. He added that “I was going to hit her with her husband’s women.
And I decided I shouldn’t do it because her daughter was in the room.” Trump, 70, himself had a high-profile affair with Marla Maples, the woman who would be his second wife while he was still married to his first wife, Ivanka Trump. He eventually divorced Maples and married his third and current wife, Melania Trump.