Racism

Clinton and Trump clash over their pasts and their plans in ferocious opening presidential debate

Clinton and Trump clash over their pasts and their plans in ferocious opening presidential debate

Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of self-dealing and racism and he attacked her long political record as empty and ineffectual as the two rivals bared their deep personal dislike Monday in a slashing and sharply pointed first presidential debate.

The two differed — among many issues — over taxes, the state of the economy and how to mend the country’s fraught race relations.

Mostly they clashed over the virtues of a career spent in public service, as Clinton has done, versus the role of a political neophyte, like Trump, who has devoted himself to building a personal real estate fortune and fame as a reality TV star.

Clinton accused Trump of...

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