“Why would so many different women over so many different circumstances over so many years … why would they make up these stories?" Wallace asked.
Trump said the stories had been "largely debunked" and suggested the women's stories had been organized by the Clinton campaign, or that the women were coming forward with "lies and fiction" for their "10 minutes of fame." (The women and news outlets that brought the allegations against Trump have stood by their stories.)
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have markedly different tax plans, which was on full display at Wednesday night's debate.
Trump would dramatically cut income taxes for the wealthiest Americans, which would, overall, worsen the national debt by $7.2 trillion over the next 10 years unless offset by spending cuts that he has not proposed.
Clinton's plan would increase federal taxes by about $1.4 trillion over the decade, almost entirely by raising the bill on the same people whose taxes Trump would slice the most -- the top 1% of income earners.
The two candidates were back to fighting form in the second round of the debate, arguing about open borders, immigration and Russia's involvement in the election. Ultimately, it was Clinton who came out on top.
The issue of the 2nd Amendment was raised at the outset of Wednesday's debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Trump assailed Clinton as a candidate who would hurt the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans. Moreover, moderator Chris Wallace noted Clinton's past statements in opposition to a 2008 Supreme Court ruling.
"I disagree with the way the court applied the 2nd Amendment in that case," Clinton said Wednesday, adding that she supports the 2nd Amendment but also wants to see more restrictions on firearms, such as universal background checks.
Donald Trump reaffirmed his desire to build a border wall with Mexico and said his ultimate goal is to get the "bad hombres" out of the U.S.
Trump dropped a memorable line early in the debate, during a question on immigration.
"We have some bad hombres here, and we're going to get them out," said Trump, adding that four of the audience members were people who had family members killed by immigrants who had entered the U.S. illegally.
Trump confirmed that he still wanted to build the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico -- the first time he's brought up the wall during the three presidential debates.