Here are all the best quotes from the fiery first US presidential debate


Monday evening saw the hotly-anticipated first debate in the US presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The Republican and Democrat nominees traded jibes over trade, racism, sexism and foreign policy in a live broadcast watched by millions across the world.

So who said what, and who was the winner?

The candidates (David Goldman/AP)

Trump mostly avoided the personal barbs which have become something of a staple in his campaign, but have proved unpopular with the American public.

Instead, he attempted to focus on Clinton's political record.

Trump quotes  (David Goldman)

Clinton hit back at Trump, quoting some of the plethora of insulting statements he has made about women in the past...

Clinton  quotes Trump's attitude (Julio Cortez/AP)

... As well as racial stereotypes.

Trump called a woman Miss Piggy (David Goldman/AP)

Trump attempted to blame the rise of Isis on Clinton revealing policy detail on her website.

Trump talks about ISIS (David Golman/AP)

While Clinton tried to expose Trump's hypocrisy in not revealing his tax returns for public scrutiny.

Clinton talks taxes (David Goldman/AP)

Trump went off on a bit of a tangent when asked about cyber security.

Trump talks cyber warfare (Patrick Semansky/AP)

The majority of pundits have called victory for Clinton, although it certainly wasn't a knock-out punch.

We look forward to the next debate, on October 9, where the candidates will have another chance to show their best side to the public.