At The Hill by Niall Stanage
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will take the stage for their second debate Sunday evening amid an extraordinary political atmosphere.
the Republican presidential nominee, has faced calls from prominent
members of his own party to drop his White House bid, after a recording
emerged on Friday of him using startlingly vulgar and aggressive
language about women in 2005.
It is an unprecedented situation for the nominee of a major party.
Trump has been adamant that he will not leave the race, telling the
New York Times that he would not do so “in a million years” and
insisting he can still win the presidency.
But neither those
words, nor the video statement Trump released around midnight Friday,
have quelled the sense of crisis that has enveloped his party. Whether
he can do anything on the debate stage on Sunday to break the fever
remains to be seen.