Video: An Acrimonious First Presidential Debate Between Trump And Biden

Updated 8:44 p.m.

The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden erupted in contentious exchanges as the two met on the debate stage Tuesday night in Ohio. The 74-year-old president and the 77-year-old former vice president are similar in age, and they share a mutual dislike — but starkly differ in style and substance.

Tuesday’s bruising 90-minute debate, moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace, attempted to cover a lot of ground on the Supreme Court, the coronavirus, the economy, race and policing, election integrity and the two candidate's records.

Fighting for an edge in their bitter campaign, the two men frequently interrupted each other with angry interjections, with Biden eventually snapping at Trump “Will you shut up, man?” That was after the president badgered him over his refusal to comment on whether he would try to expand the Supreme Court in retaliation if Trump’s high court pick, Amy Coney Barrett, was confirmed to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader.

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