With the polls quite even, the Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump face off in their first presidential election debate on Thursday to defend his vision for America. Watch it live here.

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Each of his words and gestures are analyzed with a magnifying glass by Americans in a very politically polarized country where the vote of the moderates and the undecided in November can be vital.

The debate, hosted by CNN, will take place in Atlanta, the capital of Georgia in the east of the country, at 9:00 p.m. local time (01:00 GMT on Friday).

The rules of the debate between Trump and Biden

It is developed following strict rules: Each candidate’s microphone will be turned off when the allotted time for responses is up and there will be no audience or teleprompter, the device that allows you to read a text without looking away from the camera. It lasts an hour and a half. By drawing lots, Biden occupies the right side of the stage and Trump has the last word.

It is the first time the president and his Republican predecessor have come face to face since 2020.

Trump and Biden debate the economy and migration, two of the issues that most concern the electorate according to surveys.

Biden is trying to distance himself from his rival’s rhetoric, who accuses migrants, many of them Latin Americans, of “poisoning the blood” of the country.

Trump and Biden debate for the US presidency begins

The two rivals did not shake hands as they took their positions on separate podiums by a few centimeters in a studio without a live audience. They will attempt to reframe the political narrative as they clash over economic issues, foreign policy and international crises, the country’s immigration crisis, and the state of American democracy.

The first to enter was Biden, who greeted the moderators smiling, and then Trump entered, much more serious, who did not look at his opponent.

Trump and Biden argue about the US economy

Biden, who answered the initial question, quickly attacked his predecessor for presiding “an economy that was in free fall” and a pandemic that “was so poorly managed that many people were dying.”

Trump quickly responded that during his leadership, between 2017 and 2021, “we had the greatest economy in the history of our country” and that inflation under the Biden government today is “killing” the United States.

What do you think about the right to abortion?

The president of United States, Joe Biden attacked Republican Donald Trump for his role in limiting access to abortion in the United States, calling it “a terrible thing” after his Republican rival boasted of nominating Supreme Court justices who helped overturn Roe v Wade.

“What they did was a terrible thing”Biden said.

What do the candidates think about the migration crisis?

Former Republican President Donald Trump (2017-2021) accused the current American leader, Joe Biden, of opening the country to criminals and having caused citizens to currently live in a “rat nest”, with murders perpetrated by immigrants.

“We are living in a rat’s nest right now. They are killing our people in New York, in California, in every state, because we no longer have borders.”he told Biden.

In response, Biden accused Trump of exaggerating and telling lies about the state of the country’s immigration crisis.

The idea that illegal immigrants are being welcomed into the United States is “simply not true,” Biden said.

“There is no data to support what he said. Once again, he is exaggerating. He is lying.”Biden said.

Trump: Biden is “like a Palestinian” in exchange for his stance on Israel

Donald Trump has accused President Joe Biden of siding with the Palestinians in the brutal Gaza conflict by allegedly refusing to help Israel “finish the job” in the war against Hamas.

“He doesn’t want to do it. He has become like a Palestinian, but they don’t like him because he is a very bad Palestinian, he is a weak Palestinian.”Trump said during his presidential debate at CNN headquarters in Atlanta.

Regarding the war in Ukraine, Trump blamed President Biden and insisted that the Russian invasion would never have happened “if we had a leader.”

Biden to Trump: “You have the morals of a pervert”

Biden accused his Republican rival Donald Trump of having no morals: “How many billions of dollars do you owe for molesting a woman in public… for having sex with a porn star while your wife was pregnant? What are you talking about? “You have the morals of a depraved person,” she told him.

Trump challenges Biden to a cognitive test

Donald Trump challenged US President Joe Biden to take a cognitive test, saying he did not believe his Democratic rival for the White House in 2024 could pass it.

“I took two cognitive tests. I got A’s in them, both of them, as you know, we made public. He didn’t take either. I’d like him to take one, just one, a really easy one, like reviewing the first five questions.” “He couldn’t do it,” Trump said during the first debate of the election campaign between the two.

Trump has not said which test he took or what his score was, making it difficult to verify his claims.

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