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Donald Trump and Joe Biden went head to head for the first time as they kick start a series of televised debates ahead of the November 3 election.

The 90-minute meeting took a different format to usual thanks to restrictions necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic. There were no standard handshake between the two presidential candidates, and moderator Fox News star Chris Wallace had a much smaller audience than usual to contend with.

With Mr Trump, 74, telling Mr Biden, 77, “there is nothing smart about you, Joe”, and Mr Biden branding the president “a bulldozer”, the debate produced several heated moments.

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