Welcome to Deadline’s live blog of what could be the most lascivious presidential debate in our nation’s history. Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton 2: The Sequel is bound to be marked, if not dominated, by talk of the vulgar tape that emerged Friday in which the GOP nominee talks about lewd things he does and would like to do with women. Expect Clinton to reference the recording, made 11 years ago along and also “featuring” TV personality Billy Bush, and go into attack mode about Trump’s perceived war on women.
In the other corner is the real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star-turned quasi-politician, who is likely to reach back a decade or two to remind potential voters of sex scandals that shadowed the Dem nominee’s husband Bill Clinton when he was commander in chief. All told, we could be in for a TV-M 90 minutes.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s News Martha Raddatz are moderating the town hall-style second presidential debate of the Campaign 2016, airing live on multiple networks starting at 9 PM ET from Washington University in St. Louis. Deadline’s Erik Pedersen is live-blogging tonight’s action, so put the kids on their gaming console, open an adult or other beverage and follow the action here.