Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump face to face for the first presidential debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump begin the first presidential debate of the 2016 general election at Hofstra University New York.

Here are the latest updates:


8.10 am: Clinton: Trump "is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs".

8.09 am: Trump says if Clinton wins, I will absolutely support her.

8.09 am: This country can't afford to have another 4 years of that kind of experience: Donald Trump

8.08 am: I want to reassure our allies; that we have mutual defence treaties and we will honour them: Clinton

8.07 am: I want to make America great again. We are a nation seriously troubled: Trump

8.04 am: Trump on Clinton: 'I don't believe that Hillary has the stamina' for presidency

8.03 am: Clinton slams Trump's "deeply troubling" statements on nuclear weapons.

8.02 am: "Words matter when you run for president and they really matter when you are president." - Clinton

8.01 am: Trump says nuclear weapons are greatest threat to world, not global warming.

8.00 am: The deal with Iran will lead to nuclear problems: Donald Trump

8.00 am: Donald Trump said he doesnt care if other nations have nuclear weapons: Hillary Clinton

7.59 am: "We have to be prepared. I can't take anything off the table." Donald Trump regarding nuclear warfare

7.58 am: "The single greatest problem the world has is nuclear armament, nuclear weapons." Donald Trump

7.54 am: I know how to win, Hillary Clinton does not: Donald Trump

7.52 am: "I have much better judgement than she does. There's no question about that." - Trump

7.51 am: Donald insulted Muslims all around.We must coordinate with Muslim majority nations: Hillary Clinton

7.50 am: Need to work with Muslim communities at home & abroad, not alienate them: Clinton

7.49 am: "Proved over and over again" that Trump "supported the invasion of Iraq" - Clinton. Trump: "Wrong. Wrong."

7.48 am: ISIS wouldn't have formed had we "taken the oil" following Iraq War - Trump

7.47 am: Trump: Pres. Obama and Sec. Hillary Clinton created a vacuum allowing for ISIS to form in Iraq.

7.46 am: Audience cheers when Clinton tells Trump "I'm prepared to be president".

7.44 am: Clinton accuses Russia of hacking the United States

7.42 am: Hillary Clinton says cyber security is "one of the biggest challenges for the next president".

7.41 am: "Under President Obama, we've lost control of things we used to have control over." - Donald Trump

7.40 am: Trump on cybersecurity: "We should be better than anybody else, and perhaps we're not."

7.37 am: Donald Trump has a long record of engaging in racist behavior: Hillary Clinton

7.36 am: "We will defend the citizens of this country and the Russians need to understand that." - Hillary Clinton

7.35 am: I did a great service to the country by getting Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate: Trump

7.34 am: If you're too dangerous to fly, then you're too dangerous to buy a gun: Hillary Clinton

7.33 am: Trump says he's not discussing the importance of his income in a 'braggadocious' way.

7.31 am: Gun epidemic is the leading cause of death among young American Africans: Hillary Clinton

7.29 am: "I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police," - Clinton

7.25 am: Stop and frisk brought murders down from 2,200 to 500. It has tremendous impact on US security: Trump

7.24 am: Clinton accuses Trump of not paying people for their work.

7.23 am: Trump: "We have to take the guns away from...bad people that shouldn't have them."

7.22 am: Hillary Clinton: Trump paints a "dire, negative picture" of black communities.

7.20 am: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump exchange jabs during the first US presidential debate.

7.17 am: Trump: Clinton doesn't want to use the words 'law and order'

7.15 am: "We have to restore trust between communities and the police." Hillary Clinton

7.12 am: Clinton lists reasons why she says Trump might not release his returns.

7.11 am: "If I don't get there one way, I'm gonna get to Pennsylvania Avenue another." - Donald Trump

7.10 am: Trump: "Our airports are like a third world country...we owe $20 trillion, and we're a mess."

7.09 am: Hillary Clinton on emails: "I'm not going to make any excuses. It was a mistake and I take responsibility for that."

7.08 am: Hillary: I made a mistake using a private email. Trump: That was more than a mistake. That was done purposely.

7.08 am: Trump: "I will release my tax returns...when [Clinton] releases her 33,000 emails that have been deleted."

7.07 am: Hillary Clinton: Maybe Trump won't release tax returns because he doesn't want people to know "he's paid nothing."

7.07 am: "You don't learn that much from tax returns, that I can tell you." - Donald Trump

7.03 am: We are going to enforce the trade deals we have and we are going to hold people accountable: Hillary Clinton

7.00 am: Clinton: "I have a feeling that by the end of this evening I'm gonna be blamed for everything that's ever happened!"

7.00 am: Trump: "Ford is leaving." False. It is opening a new plant in Mexico - and not cutting any US jobs.

6.59 am: Trump to Clinton: 'You've been doing this for 30 years. Why are you just starting to think of solutions now?'

6.59 am: Trump: "You've been fighting ISIS your entire adult life".

6.58 am: 5 trillion dollars that we can't bring into our country. With a little leadership, you'd get it in here very quickly. - Donald Trump

6.57 am: I'm going to cut taxes big league: Donald Trump

6.54 am: Our country is losing so much in terms of energy, in terms of paying off our debt: Donald Trump

6.53 am: You have regulations on top of regulations and new companies cant form and old companies are going out of business: Donald Trump

6.52 am: "I was against [TPP] once it was finally negotiated and terms were laid out." - Hillary Clinton

6.45 am: Clinton: I call Trump's tax plan "Trumped-up trickle down"

6.42 am: Clinton: "Who can put into action the plans that will make your life better?"

6.27 am: Bill Clinton and Melania Trump shake hands ahead of the debate

6.10 am: Debate commission officials explain the format.

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