Donald Trump, on the heels of the town hall-style debate in St. Louis, continued stumping Monday in Ambridge, Pa., threatening more attacks on Bill and Hillary Clinton's indiscretions if there are more tapes released attacking Trump's own character.
"If they wanna release more tapes saying inappropriate things, we'll continue to talk about Bill and Hillary Clinton doing inappropriate things," Trump told supporters. "There are so many of them, folks."
Trump's vow came after he denounced the "hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton" with regard to the four women he invited to the second debate after his controversial comments in the tapes with NBC's Billy Bush.
"I was getting beaten up for 72 hours on all the networks for inappropriate words 12 years ago — locker room talk, whatever you wanna call it," Trump said. "But, I said to myself, wait a minute — and I just saw very inappropriate words — but Bill Clinton sexually assaulted innocent women, and Hillary Clinton attacked those women viciously. One of them said more viciously than he attacked them."
Trump vowed to "accept this mantle of responsibility" in challenging the establishment and holding the Clinton's accountable.
"There is nothing Hillary Clinton won't do or say to obtain power, and it's about time people started to understand it," Trump said. "But the hypocrites in the media don't want to talk about what Hillary Clinton has done to these victims. They don't want to talk about what their other political heroes have done to other innocent girls and women.
"The last 72 hours has framed what this election is all about. It's all about people fighting back against corrupt politicians who don't care about anything except staying in power and keeping their donors happy."
On policy specific to Pennsylvania, he focused on the economy.
"We're going to make Pennsylvania rich again; we're bringing back our jobs," Trump said. "Going to bring back our jobs, and Hillary Clinton doesn't have a clue about how to bring back jobs, that I can tell you, folks."
Pennsylvania is widely considered a battleground state in this presidential election and a blue-collar state in need of jobs.
A recent CBS News poll has Clinton leading by 8 points over Trump, 48 to 40 percent. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal latest poll Sunday has Clinton leading by double digits over Trump at 12 points (51-39) among likely voters.
Trump's rally took place in Western Pennsylvania — once a hotbed for the steel industry, which Trump vowed to bring jobs back to — but Clinton's big lead is based on support in Philadelphia and its suburbs.
Clinton holds huge leads over Trump in Philadelphia (74-21) and in its suburbs (64-28), according to the NBC News/WSJ poll.
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