US President Donald Trump (L) and Democratic Presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden squaring off during the first presidential debate at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON,SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump v Biden: what did we learn from the first presidential debate?

The Critic’s US editor spoke to the publisher and editor of American Greatness, Chris Buskirk

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Last night, Donald Trump and Joe Biden faced off in the first of three presidential debates.

It was a bad-tempered affair, with a lot of squabbling and not much substantive policy discussion. But who came out of the messy encounter on top? And are there any undecided voters who would have changed their minds by the end of the 90 minutes?

In this podcast, The Critic’s US editor, Oliver Wiseman, spoke to the publisher and editor of American Greatness, Chris Buskirk, about what we learned last night, as well as the state of the presidential race more generally.

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