Clinton, Trump spar over plans for US economy during their first presidential debate

Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of peddling "trumped up trickle down" economics Monday in the opening minutes of their first presidential debate, setting a combative tone as the candidates clashed over how to increase US jobs.

"I will bring back jobs. You can't bring back jobs," Trump retorted, as the pair tangled over trade, taxes and government regulations in the opening salvos of the 90-minute debate.

"I know you live in your own reality, but those are not the facts," Clinton said, after Trump took her to task over her support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.


Topics: US , vote , debate , economy
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