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Trump stalked me during debate, says Clinton as she fans sex pest flames

Hillary Clinton has stoked the Donald Trump sex pest debate by claiming her White House rival stalked her during the second televised debate. She said she was left feeling weird by the incident in which the real estate tycoon, who has been rocked by allegations he molested at least six women, lurked behind her on stage. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the Democrat nominee said she kept feeling his presence behind her. She added: "He was really trying to dominate and then literally stalk me around the stage. He was really all wrought up, and you could just sense how much anger he had."

I would just feel this presence behind me. I felt, whoa, this is really weird

Hillary Clinton

Earlier Mr Trump had tried to derail his female accusers by labelling them "horrible, horrible liars", escalated his attacks on the media and branded the Clintons criminals. He devoted much of a Florida speech to defending himself against the allegations which came to light after he was caught on tape making lewd remarks about women. On Friday, his running mate, Mike Pence, said new evidence would emerge which would discredit the claims against Mr Trump. Meanwhile, First Lady Michelle Obama has attacked Mr Trump's treatment of women, saying: "This was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behaviour."

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National polls continue to show a vast and growing Clinton lead, in spite of Trump's claims to the contrary. The story is no different in battleground states. Indeed, Trump's campaign has decided to close up shop in the key state of Virginia, effectively conceding 13 electoral votes in a sign of its financial and polling struggles.