There's one thing you can say about Donald Trump: He'll go there. Anything previously off limits in debates due to political deference, conversational politeness or even common decency is on the table for Trump. One of his best moments from the presidential town hall was when he threatened Hillary Trump with jail.
While many Monday morning pundits found it in poor taste, Trump's supporters likely loved it.
Read below or listen to the full segment for answers to these tasteful questions:
• What other punches did Donald Trump land in the debate?
• Was Trump's performance better or worse than the last debate?
• What did Donald Trump say that he told himself he wouldn't?
Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:
PAT: So is it just us, or did Trump actually win the debate last night? Or maybe it's just me. You thought so too, right, Jeffy?
JEFFY: Yes, I did. I felt that he won -- this debate, he won.
PAT: Stu, you? I mean, if you're grading on a Trump curve, which you have to, did he win the debate?
STU: Yes. I think he did -- I mean I guess. I don't know.
PAT: According to CNN, he lost by 23 points.
JEFFY: No way.
STU: And the other poll from YouGov also said he lost, although not as badly. He lost by five. The attitude going in, was this tape, which we'll play here in a second, may have destroyed his candidacy. Everyone is bailing out. What's he going to say about this tape? And while I don't think he was particularly good about the tape, I feel like after that moment, he got back into his typical Trump sort of vibe and handled it generally well --
STU: Actually landed a couple of punches, which I didn't think he really did in the first debate.
STU: Especially outside of that first half-hour. It was the reverse performance of debate one, which I thought he was stronger in the first half-hour and worse on the back half. Here I thought he was worse on the first half, and then after that first hour, got past, I thought he was all right.
PAT: I thought this might have been his finest moment.
HILLARY: It is -- it's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.
DONALD: Because you'd be in jail.
STU: That is --
JEFFY: He had to remind the audience: No applause from the audience.
PAT: Yeah, and they had to -- Anderson had to chastise them after that.
STU: Yes. Intriguing dynamic though. Right?
PAT: Yeah. Yeah. Nobody else would say that. There's no other candidate I don't think ever that I can think of --
JEFFY: No way. No way.
PAT: Certainly not from the Republican Party, who would have said that to Hillary at that point.
STU: No. Certainly -- I don't think -- you're more the historian, Pat, than I am. But has there ever been an instance in which candidate A said, if I'm elected, I'll put you in jail? I don't think that's ever been a thing, at least in America, that I can remember. It's possible it's happened before.
JEFFY: It may have happened with a few dictator elections.
STU: It's a different vibe, right?
PAT: It is.
STU: Certainly different vibe.
And I think that sort of moment is effective for him. Because, you know, he's good -- that's what he does. Right?
JEFFY: Yes. That's what I mean --
PAT: It was pretty powerful when he said, "I wasn't going to say this, but if I'm elected, I'm going to put a special prosecutor on your case."
PAT: "And I'm going to have him find out what you've done."
And, I mean, that's -- that was pretty -- that was pretty powerful. He had a few good moments there.
JEFFY: Yeah, he did.
PAT: That certainly his supporters are going to respond to. No doubt about that. Now, did he win independents?
STU: Right. I mean, his job is not to just hold on to the people he has because he's got to get five points.
PAT: He's got to get more. Got to get more.
STU: He needs to get more. And did he get those people, is the question.
Featured Image: US Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) and Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump participate in a town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 9, 2016. (Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)