America has never been as politically polarised, and even the small proportion of voters who are genuinely undecided feel they have a choice merely between the lesser of two evils – between two of the most unpopular major party candidates ever
The banking crisis, the bail-outs, and the fact that no banker was ever prosecuted for bringing down the global economy mean that populist politicians promising to tear it all up in the name of ‘the people’ have become hugely in vogue. Trump’s supporters, it seems, will back him through anything
Mr Trump appeared to do several U-turns on policy and encourage China to 'go into North Korea'
'We have to knock the hell out of Isis – and we have to do it fast,' Trump told the world. Well, sure, but haven’t we all been knocking the hell out of Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, even Lebanon, and achieving the constant rebirth of ever more vicious warriors, of which Isis may soon generate another, even worse progeny?
'It must be something really important, even terrible, that he's trying to hide. Who does he owe money to?'
Steven Colbert suggested Trump was fighting off a cold 'with cocaine'
'You can bet she's going to vote this November'
Hillary Clinton’s performance wins over forex and stock markets
'I feel like I’d be taking advantage of him'
While she grew in strength the longer it went on, it was Trump who visibly tired. She looked like she belonged on a banknote. He looked like he belonged in detention
Kimberley Halkett from Al Jazeera English made the outburst in the build up to the debate
'Was that on purpose? I had a mic that wasn't working properly'
It came even as Trump questioned Clinton's 'stamina' to be president
Early opinion polls suggest Democrat triumphed in first televised clash with opponent
Trump discovers that bombast and bluster only gets you so far on the debate stage
A full transcript of the claims and counter claims between the two politicians