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)
(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)
(David Goldman/AP)

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)
(Julio Cortez/AP)

... As well as racial stereotypes.

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

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

Trump talks cyber warfare (Patrick Semansky/AP)
(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.