The first Trump-Clinton debate was like no other in the TV era, says The New York Times, with “the first female presidential nominee of a major party facing off against an alpha male businessman with no political experience, both of them world-famous and both of them deeply unpopular, with a potential record-setting audience of 100 million watching and hoping to see their preferred candidate blow the other to smithereens.”
The candidates jabbed away in the “fiercest series of exchanges in a presidential debate in modern times,” says veteran political reporter Susan Page of USA Today.
“Hillary has experience, but it’s bad experience,” said Trump.
Clinton said Trump’s business experience involved six bankruptcies, stiffing contractors and racist policies.
Among other debate topics: trade, tax returns, temperament.
“There were lots of manterruptions,” says Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Vox counts 51 times Trump interrupted Clinton and 17 times she interrupted him.
Here is a fact check of the debate from The Associated Press.