US election: Sparks fly in Clinton-Trump duel
Sept.27, Washington: The two US presidential candidates have clashed over jobs, terrorism and race in a feisty TV debate.
The attacks turned personal as Republican Donald Trump accused his rival Hillary Clinton of not having the right temperament to be resident. Meanwhile, Mrs Clinton baited Mr Trump by pointing out that he refuses to release his tax returns.
The New York showdown could be the most watched debate in TV history, with up to 100 million viewers.
Hours before the programme, polls suggested the candidates were locked in a dead heat, adding to the tension between the rivals on stage throughout the debate.
"I have a feeling that by the end of this evening, I'm going to be blamed for everything that's ever happened," Mrs Clinton quipped when prompted to respond after one of Mr Trump's attacks.
"Yeah, why not," she answered. "You know, just join the debate by saying more crazy things."
Mr Trump was later thrown on the defensive by moderator Lester Holt for not disclosing his tax returns. He claimed he was under a "routine audit" and would release the document once the audit was finished.
The Oslo Times International News Network