Going into last night's debate Trump's candidacy had all but been declared officially dead by the mainstream media as well as many politicians in his own party. But, with 5 little words, "because you'd be in jail", Trump managed to shift the media cycle to the debate performance and away from his "lewd comments" made 11 years ago.
Trump came into the debate with nothing to lose and, as such, was aggressive throughout the night with numerous sarcastic interruptions of Hillary and the moderators. You could say that the "let Trump be Trump" strategy was back in full force and it was effective. As The Hill pointed out, the prime exchange that drew the most reaction from viewers came when Trump promised to seek a special prosecutor, if he were elected, to probe Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of State.
Clinton responded to that comment by calling into question Trump's temperament saying it's "awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country."
Unfortunately for Hillary, that turned out to be a huge mistake because it teed up Trump's “because you’d be in jail” retort which is the line that most people will be talking about today.