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Joe Biden And Donald Trump Square Off In Critical US Presidential Debate


Live Updates: Biden Attacks Trump Over Criminal Conviction, He Hits Back

Trump-Biden Debate Live: The debate is being conducted four months ahead of US Presidential polls (File)

US President Joe Biden and his Republican rival Donald Trump take the stage for a debate that will offer voters a rare side-by-side look at the two oldest candidates ever to seek the US presidency.

The two rivals did not shake hands as they took their positions at podiums just feet apart in a studio with no live audience. They will seek to reshape the political narrative as they battle over economic issues, foreign policy and international crises, the country’s immigration crisis, and the state of American democracy.

The debate, which is being conducted four months ahead of the US Presidential polls, is being hosted by the CNN and broadcasted by all networks across US. 

There is no studio audience for the debate and the mics will be cut out after the candidate’s speaking time is over.

Here are the Live Updates on Trump-Biden US Presidential debate:

US Presidential Debate Live: “Never Seen Anyone Lie Like This Guy”: Trump Attacks Biden
“I have dealt with politicians all my life. I have never seen anyone lie like this guy. He can look into your eyes and lie,” Trump attacks Biden.

Half Way Through Presidential Debate, Trump Leads In Speaking Time

According to CNN, former President Donald Trump talked for 23 minutes and six seconds, while President Joe Biden’s time came in at roughly 18 minutes and 26 seconds.While both candidates have an equal chance to respond to questions, they can choose not to use the maximum allotted time

US Presidential Debate Live: “Paris Climate Accord Costed Us”: Trump Hits Back On Climate Change
“He does not have any idea about the environment. He backed out of the Paris Climate Accord,” Biden said.

“The Paris Climate Accord costed us trillions of dollar. It cost nothing to China, Russia and India. I ended the Paris Climate Accord because it was costing us tremendously,” Trump replied.

US Presidential Debate Live: “He Cause Inflation, I Gave Him Country Without Inflation” Trump Attacks Biden
“He caused the inflation that is killing Black and Hispanic people. I gave him a country with no inflation. All he had to do was leave it alone. The millions he has allowed to come into our borders have taken Black, Hispanic people’s jobs,” said Trump

“There was no inflation because the economy was flat. I have created jobs,” Biden replied.

US Presidential Debate Live: “I’d Have To See”: Trump On Supporting Palestinian State

Donald Trump did not directly answer if he would support an independent Palestinian state to end the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. “Would you support the creation of an independent Palestinian state in order to support peace in the region,” he was asked “I’d have to see,” Trump answered.

“He Has No Sense Of American Democracy”: Biden Attacks Trump Over Charlottesville Attack
“What American president would ever say Nazis carrying swastikas were fine people. This guy has no sense of American democracy,” Biden hits out at Trump over Charlottesville attacks.

“His presidency is the worst in American history. He made up the Charlottesville story,” Trump replied.

“You Have The Morals Of An Alley Cat”: Biden Jabs Trump
“You have the morals of an alley cat.” said Biden

“I did not have sex with a pornstar. That case will be appealed and judge. We had an horrible judge. Prosecutors were all democrats. He did this to damage my reputation. But the people saw the truth and my poll numbers went up. Hundreds of millions of dollars pooled in,” Trump said.

“Your Son Is A Convicted Felon”: Trump Hits Out At Biden
“Your son is a convicted felon. Joe could be a convicted felon for everything he has ever done in office. This man is a criminal. I did nothing wrong. We had a system that is rigged,” Trump to Biden

“Will You Denounce Those Who Attacked Capitol Hill”: Biden To Trump
“This man is a convicted felon. He did nothing to stop what happened at Capitol Hill. Will you denounce the people who attacked the capitol?” Biden asked Trump

US Presidential Debate Live: Donald Trump on Ukraine War

Donald Trump says, “Ukraine war would never have started if we had a leader”.

US Presidential Debate Live: Joe Biden attacks Donald Trump on immigration actions

Joe Biden said his administration worked very hard to get a bipartisan border agreement with Congress and called out Trump’s actions on immigration during his presidency.

“We find ourselves in a situation where when he was president, he was taking – separating – babies from their mothers, putting them in cages, making sure they’re the families were separated. That’s not right way to go,” Biden said.

US Presidential election live updates: Joe Biden calls the overturning of Roe v. Wade “a terrible thing”

US President Joe Biden attacked Republican Donald Trump for his role in curbing American abortion access, calling it “a terrible thing” after his Republican rival boasted of nominating Supreme Court justices that helped overturn Roe v Wade. 

“It has been a terrible thing, what you have done,” Biden said, in one of his firmer critiques of his presidential predecessor as the two squared off in Atlanta in their first in-person debate of the 2024 election season. 

US Presidential Debate Live: Donald Trump says he will not block abortion medication as president

Former President Donald Trump said he will not block abortion medication if he was elected.

He also said he agreed with the recent Supreme Court ruling on the abortion pill.

“I put three great Supreme Court justices on the court and they happened to vote in favor of killing Roe v. Wade, and moving it back to the states,” he said. “Now the states are working it out.”

US Presidential Debate Live: Joe Biden on abortion rights

Joe Biden says Donald Trump’s role in curbing abortion access “a terrible thing”.

US Presidential Debate Live: Joe Biden hits Donald Trump on jobs

Former President Donald Trump claimed that the job growth during President Joe Biden’s presidency is all “bounceback” gains after the pandemic lockdowns that temporarily devastated the US economy.

Nearly 22 million jobs were lost under Trump in March and April 2020 when the global economy cratered on account of the pandemic. The US started regaining jobs immediately under Trump – following substantial relief and recovery measures – and added more than 12 million jobs from May 2020 through December 2020.

The recovery continued after Biden took office, with the US reaching and surpassing its pre-pandemic employment totals in June 2022.

US Presidential Debate Live: Donald Trump on withdrawal from Afghanistan

Former President Donald Trump called President Joe Biden’s withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan “the most embarrassing day in the history of our country’s life.”

“I was getting out of Afghanistan, but we were getting out with dignity, with strength, with power,” Trump said.

US Presidential Debate Live: Donald Trump says,” Inflation is ‘killing’ United States”

Inflation is “killing our country,” Republican Donald Trump said in his opening salvo against US President Joe Biden at their first debate of the 2024 election cycle Thursday.

“He has not done a good job. He’s done a poor job. And inflation is killing our country. It is absolutely killing us,” Trump said.

US Presidential election live updates: Joe Biden and Donald Trump did not shake hands

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump did not shake hands when they entered the debate stage.

The two candidates last met at a debate in 2020, where they also did not shake hands due to Covid-19 protocols.

Before the debate, two longtime Biden aides said they expected Biden would “probably not” extend his hand, with one saying: “He didn’t have to in 2020, why change that now?” 

US Presidential Debate Live:
Joe Biden and Donald Trump square off in critical US presidential debate

US Presidential Debate Live Updates: Biden, Trump Slam Each Other Ahead Of Debate

Ahead of the debate at CNN, both camps unleashed fresh attack ads, with Donald Trump’s team taking out TV spots accusing Joe Biden of mismanaging the economy and encouraging illegal immigration.

Biden’s Democratic Party, on the other hand, paid for five massive billboards in Atlanta trolling Trump over his legal woes.

US Presidential Elections Live Updates: No Audience For Biden And Trump Debate

There will be no studio audience for Joe Biden and Donald Trump debated. Microphones will also be cut out when a candidate’s speaking time is over.

Live Updates: Biden And Trump Square Off In US Presidential Debate

The first US presidential debate between President Joe Biden from the Democratic Party and his Republican challenger Donald Trump is set to begin shortly. 

With only two debates this election cycle and national polls showing the pair locked in the tightest of contests, the event at CNN headquarters in Atlanta takes on heightened significance.

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