Tuesday, 29 September 2020 20:42

 

Donald Trump and Joe Biden will go head to head for the first time as they kick start a series of televised debates ahead of the November 3 election.

The 90-minute meeting will take a different format to usual thanks to restrictions necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic. There will be no standard handshake between the two presidential candidates, and moderator Fox News star Chris Wallace will have a much smaller audience than usual to contend with. 

With Trump, 74, claiming Biden, 77, "doesn’t even know he’s alive" and Biden branding the president "a toxic presence", the debate is expected to produce heated moments. 

Behind in the polls,Trump is in fighting mode, while Biden will be hoping recent headlines play in his favour. 

The first of the three presidential debates between Trump and Biden will start at 9pm ET (2am on Wednesday morning in the UK). 

It is being held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The debate will be 90 minutes long and have no advert breaks. 

You can watch it live in the live stream below.

 Video Courtesy of CBSN.