Presidential debate recap, explosive moments


ST. LOUIS (AP) – Donald Trump says he disagrees with his running mate Mike Pence on the proper strategy to deal with the civil war and humanitarian crisis in Syria.

During tonight’s debate, moderator Martha Raddatz pointed out that Pence had said provocations by Russia in Syria need to be met with “American strength” and the U.S. should be prepared to use air strikes in Syria against the regime of President Bashar Assad. Trump notes they had not spoken about the issue.

Hillary Clinton is pledging not to use U.S. ground forces in Syria during tonight’s debate, saying it would be a “very serious mistake.” Clinton says she doesn’t think American troops should be holding territory as an occupying force, saying it’s not a “smart strategy.”

Asked how she would fight the Islamic State in a different way than President Barack Obama, Clinton says she’s hopeful that IS will be pushed out of Iraq by the time she’s president.

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