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Highlights: Trump, Biden Face Off Over Economy, Democracy And Age In Presidential Debate

Highlights: Trump, Biden Face Off Over Economy, Democracy And Age In Presidential Debate
Trump-Biden Debate: US President Joe Biden and his Republican rival Donald Trump faced off in the first presidential debate that offered voters a rare side-by-side look at the two oldest candidates ever to seek the US presidency.

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US Presidential Debate: Biden and Trump Face Off in First Debate

US President Joe Biden and his Republican rival Donald Trump went head-to-head in the first presidential debate, offering voters a rare side-by-side look at the two oldest candidates ever to seek the US presidency. The debate, hosted by CNN and broadcasted by all networks across the US, covered economic issues, foreign policy, international crises, immigration, and the state of American democracy. The two rivals did not shake hands and there was no live audience for the 90-minute debate.

Highlights from the debate included Trump calling Biden a "complainer" and Biden promising to bring down inflation. Trump also falsely claimed to have deployed the National Guard during the unrest over George Floyd's murder, while Biden accused Trump of causing inflation and not accepting the election results. The debate also saw both candidates trading jabs on issues like climate change, the economy, and the Capitol Hill attack.

The debate was marked by Trump leading in speaking time, and both candidates taking shots at each other's age, competence, and moral character. The two candidates also clashed on issues like abortion rights, job growth, and the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The debate took place with no studio audience and microphones were cut out when a candidate's speaking time was over. With only two debates this election cycle and national polls showing the pair locked in a tight contest, the event at CNN headquarters in Atlanta took on heightened significance.

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