President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden met in Cleveland on Tuesday (September 29) for the first of three debates ahead of the Nov. 3 election, when Trump is seeking a second term in office.
Trump, who is used to sparring with reporters, kicked off Tuesday’s debate by using frequent interruptions.
Trump repeatedly interrupted or sought to talk over Biden and the debate’s moderator, Fox News host Chris Wallace, during a discussion about the Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act.
At times the debate split-screen showed the two candidates trying to talk over one another while Wallace spoke at the same time, pleading for clarity.
“Please let the vice president talk,” Wallace admonished Trump during one of his interruptions after earlier making clear that he was the moderator. “Will you shut up, man?” Biden eventually said to Trump.
(Production: Njuwa Maina)