US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential flag bearer, Joe Biden turned what was supposed to be a national debate aimed at helping voters evaluate candidates for the top job into a fiasco.
Both candidates unleashed an array of personal insults.
The 2020 presidential campaign debate was held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Trump and Biden engaged in a heated and at times ugly exchange of words in the first presidential debate of the US election.
While the President accused Biden of being a leftist and promoting socialism. Biden openly called Trump a racist and told him to “shut up.”
Biden, a former vice president under Obama administration projected an open disdain towards Trump, turning away from the president, calling him “a clown” and addressing viewers directly, saying the president is a “liar” and a “racist”.
The debate did little to illuminate the policy choices facing Americans in the election and probably did not shift the dynamic of a race in which Trump, is fighting from behind.