New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming US Presidential elections, President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden waded into their first debate on Wednesday morning. Both the candidates are currently debating over several topics such as the Supreme Court, Coronavirus, economy, race and violence etc.Also Read - Both Sides Planning For New State-By-State Abortion Fight

The candidates traded jabs on the controversial question of Trump’s Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett and the pandemic response at a time when the coronavirus has killed more than 200,000 Americans and plunged the economy. Also Read - Abortion Rights at Stake in Historic Supreme Court Arguments

Trump picked Barrett days after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sparking fears among Democrats that Trump is pushing through his agenda to move the country’s highest court to a 6-3 conservative majority. Also Read - Supreme Court Set to Take Up All-Or-Nothing Abortion Fight

A total of three 2020 presidential debates are scheduled during the final stretch of the race for the White House. Two more debates are coming up next month, on October 15 at Miami, Florida and October 22, at Nashville, Tennessee.

Recent polling shows Trump’s support among key voter groups has slipped since 2016. Biden stepped onto the stage holding leading in head to head national polls and by razor thin margins in some battlegrounds.

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  • 8:12 AM IST

    US Election 2020: Biden also called Trump a “clown” as the tensions between the two candidates soared, reports said. “It’s hard to get any word in with this clown — excuse me, this person,” AFP reported Biden as saying.

  • 8:11 AM IST
    US Election 2020: Joe Biden called Trump a liar and asked him to “shut up”. “The fact is that everything he is saying so far is simply a lie. I’m not here to call out his lies. Everybody knows he’s a liar,” Biden said.
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    US Election 2020: US President & Republican party’s nominee Donald Trump says,”We won election,so we’ve right to chose her (on nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court)”

    Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden says,”I’m not opposed to justice.”