Presidential debate: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's most memorable quotes from their first live TV clash

The candidates clashed in the first of three televised debates

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stands with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the start of the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stands with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the start of the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY

The first US presidential debate has been held, with an estimated 100 million people tuning in to watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face each other amid one of the most unpredictable and unprecedented elections in living memory.

The pressure was on as both candidates made some of their final attempts to woo voters just one month from the November election date.

Here are some of the most memorable quotes which defined the debate:

“Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese”- Clinton

“All talk, no action, sounds good, never going to work. Our country is suffering because of people like Secretary Clinton” - Trump

Responding to Mr Trump’s comments that she lacks stamina “This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs”- Clinton

The First US Presidential Debate - in 90 seconds

Trump addressing Clinton as "Secretary Clinton", followed by "Is that okay? I want you to be very happy. It's very important to me"

"I call it Trumped-up trickle-down"- Clinton on Trump’s economic policy

"My strongest asset is my temperament. She does not have a temperament" – Trump

"Donald, I know you live in your own reality" - Clinton

“If your main claim to be president of the United States is your business, then I think we should talk about that”- Clinton launching an attack on Trump’s business acumen

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in