Candidates battle over taxes, race and terror
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – In a relentlessly antagonistic debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed over trade, the Iraq war, his refusal to release his tax returns and her use of a private e-mail server, with Trump frequently showing impatience and political inexperience as Clinton pushed him to defend his past denigration of women and President Obama.
Trump repeatedly interrupted Clinton and at times talked over her throughout the 90-minute debate, making attacks that surely pleased his Republican base but may have been off-putting to women and undecided voters. He also left unchallenged her assertion that he paid no federal taxes for years.
For her part, Clinton repeatedly chided Trump for bungling his facts while accusing him of hiding information about his debts to Wall Street and foreign banks.