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US Presidential Debate: Trump excited about results of online polls

Yemi Adebowale
September27/ 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have clashed in a fiery first presidential debate in the race for the White House.

The Democrat and Republican rivals squared off in a 90-minute debate at Hofstra University in New York, which was screened to tens of millions of television viewers in America and live-streamed around the world.

The rival candidates sparred on issues ranging from the economy and the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) to their fitness for office and the “birther” controversy.

Donald Trump told ITV News he thought his performance at the first head-to-head presidential debate against Hillary Clinton was “great”.

Asked whether he had been dealt a fair hand, the Republican nominee replied: “Yeah, I think so. I think it was a fair debate. I enjoyed it”.

And when ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore suggested the debate had not been Trump’s finest hour, the billionaire tycoon insisted he was happy with his performance.

“I thought it was great. No, I think we did great. Every poll has me winning”, he said.

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Yemi Adebowale