Phew, that was stressful. The first presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton took place Monday at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and it went... about as well as most of America thought it would.
Trump and Clinton interrupted and talked over each other while discussing issues like jobs and racism. Trump hit at the former secretary for her email scandal and support for trade deals, while Clinton criticized the tycoon for his bankruptcies and history of sexist remarks. If you missed the showdown, check out these video highlights of some of the most-buzzed-about moments from the 90-minute debate:
Clinton apologizes for using a private email server as secretary of state:
Trump proposes trading his tax returns for Clinton's deleted personal messages:
Clinton alleges Trump didn't pay one of his architects:
Trump promotes his new hotel:
Clinton touts her resume:
Trump addresses birtherism:
Clinton calls out Trump for saying "crazy things":
Trump blames the Obama administration for the rise of the Islamic State group:
Clinton criticizes Trump for his derogatory comments about women:
Trump says he'll support Clinton if she wins:
Like I said — stressful.
The true question after Monday's event is how the nominees' debate performances will play in the polls. Both candidates were trying to impress not only voters within their parties but also independents and third-party voters.
The stakes were high because the race is close: Before Monday night, Clinton was leading by about two percentage points. Clinton was polling at about 46.6 percent nationwide to Trump's 44.3 percent, according to RealClearPolitics.
Next on the debate schedule is a vice presidential matchup with Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, and Clinton's veep pick, Tim Kaine. The two men will face off Oct. 4 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Afterward, Clinton and Trump will join up again for debates on Oct. 9 at Washington University in St. Louis and Oct. 19 at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Election Day is Nov. 8.