The First Presidential Debate In 100 Words (And 6 Videos) : The Two-Way In a contentious debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed on the economy, taxes and terrorism.
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The First Presidential Debate In 100 Words (And 6 Videos)

Republican candidate Donald Trump stands with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Monday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Republican candidate Donald Trump stands with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Monday.

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The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was a contentious affair with the presidential candidates clashing on the economy, taxes and terrorism. With discipline, Clinton pushed Trump's buttons, attacking his business practices, accusing him of not paying his contractors and stiffing the American people by not paying federal taxes. Trump replied, "That makes me smart." Trump was vintage: a visceral debater who touted his business acumen and accused Clinton of being a professional politician — "all talk and no action." A 30-year career in politics, Trump said, has yielded nothing. With that, here are the six must-watch moments:

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