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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump looks on as Juanita Broaddrick, who has accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault, speaks before the second presidential debate against democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Clinton's campaign released a statement on Trump's pre-debate press conference



(UPDATE 8:11 p.m.)

Prior to Sunday night's second presidential debate, Hillary Clinton's campaign released a statement in response to Trump's surprise press conference with women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct. 

"We're not surprised to see Donald Trump continue his destructive race to the bottom," the statement said. 

Here's a look at the full statement: 

(UPDATE 7:45 p.m.)

Less than two hours before the second presidential debate, Donald Trump held a surprise press conference with women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct.The video, streamed live on Facebook, showed Trump with four women -- Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Kathy Shelton. The video makes clear that Trump will make an issue of Bill Clinton's own sexual history as the GOP nominee faces a mass defection from within his own party after being caught bragging about sexual assault.

"These four very courageous women have asked to be here, and it was our honor to help them."

(UPDATE 4:32 p.m.) 

President Obama Sunday responded to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's lewd comments about women.  

"One of the most disturbing things about this election is just the unbelievable rhetoric coming from the top of the Republican ticket," Obama said during a press conference. "I don't need to repeat it. There are children in the room." 

Obama went on to criticize Trump saying his comments are "demeaning" and "degrading" to women. 

"It tells you that he's insecure enough that he pumps himself up by putting other people down," Obama continued. "Not a character trait that I would advise for somebody in the Oval Office." 

He also warned that Trump's comments show that he doesn't care about the basic values Americans try to pass along to their children. 

Obama's remarks come just hours before Trump is set to face off against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the second presidential debate. 

Clinton's campaign released a statement on Trump's pre-debate press conference

Donald Trump advisor Rudy Giuliani appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

I am happy to throw a stone.
Jake Tapper, CNN

Host Jake Tapper asked Giuliani about the comments he was recorded making about being able to "grab [women] by the pussy" because he was a star. Giuliani paraphrased the Bible, saying "He who hasn't sinned, cast the first stone" (based on John 8:7).

Tapper responded by saying he had never heard any man, including himself, say anything close to what Trump said.

Giuliani called Trump's comments "horrible" but said he had made a "full and complete apology."

Trump's comments, recorded in 2005 but released on Friday by The Washington Post, have caused many Republican leaders to rescind support for him.

Trump insisted he will not drop out of the race and is continuing to prepare for Sunday night's debate.

Trump attacked GOP leadership on Sunday for their lack of support.

Earlier, he apologized for his comments, but quickly pivoted to attacking the Clintons. 

On Saturday night, he retweeted an account claiming to be Juanita Broaddrick.

Here's the second retweet.

Broaddrick claimed in 1999 that Bill Clinton had raped her in the 1970s, The Washington Post reports.

In Trump's apology video, he said, "Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course," which now seems to imply he will make Broaddrick's story part of his campaign.

Clinton has long denied Broaddrick's allegations.

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