Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he held his tongue responding to charges of sexism from his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton at Monday's debate.
The reason, he said, was out of respect for Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, who was in the audience.
During the debate, he admitted he had planned to be "extremely rough" on Clinton and her family, then thought better of it, saying, "I just can't do it. It's inappropriate. It's not nice."
But in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity immediately afterward, Trump said I didn't want to say whatever he had planned because "her husband was in the room along with her daughter, what I think is a very nice young lady and I didn't want to say what I was going to say about what's been going on in their life. So I decided not to say it. I thought it would be very disrespectful to Chelsea and maybe to the family."
Trump never said exactly what he had planned to say, but ahead of the debate he had suggested he might invite Gennifer Flowers, who had an affair with former President Bill Clinton, on the front row as his guest. He didn’t follow through with the plan.
When asked about it by a group of reporters after the Hannity interview, he said, "I'll tell you at the next debate, maybe. We'll see."
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