President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have fiercely clashed within the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio.
The 90-minute primetime duel noticed the 2 rivals commerce insults and shout angrily as they clashed over Covid-19, race, the economic system and their households.
While Mr Biden criticised Mr Trump’s pandemic response, the president touted his financial prowess and promised it will bounce again.
The two males repeatedly interrupted one another all through, main Mr Biden to retort: “Will you shut up, man?”
Following a number of interjections from the president, the moderator, veteran TV journalist Chris Wallace, urged him to cease interrupting.
Tens of tens of millions of US voters tuned in to look at the occasion.
As the controversy got here to a detailed, the 2 candidates have been joined on stage by their wives, First Lady Melania Trump and Jill Biden.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the occasion at Case Western Reserve University had a restricted and socially distanced, in-person viewers.
The candidates are as a result of meet for 2 additional debates on 15 October in Miami, Florida, and 22 October in Nashville, Tennessee.
Their working mates, Vice-President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris, are as a result of go head-to-head on 7 October in Salt Lake City, Utah.