Biden faces down raging Trump in chaotic debate

CLEVELAND (AFP) – Democrat Joe Biden told a raging United States (US)  President Donald Trump to “shut up” in a chaotic opening debate that turned almost immediately into a shouting match weeks ahead of the most tense US election in recent memory.

The debate in Cleveland, Ohio, was as bad-tempered as had been feared, with Trump leading the way in yelling over his challenger and the Fox News moderator Chris Wallace alike.

There was no handshake as the two men took the stage and while this was due to COVID-19 restrictions, the absence of the traditional greeting symbolised divisions through the country in the final countdown to November 3.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin