Presidential debate live: Trump and Biden to face off for first time

1.55am BST

Biden has arrived at the Samson Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, where tonight’s debate will take place.

Both candidates are now at the venue and ready to kick off the first presidential debate, which will begin in about five minutes.

1.47am BST

Hillary Clinton spoke to MSNBC moments ago, as part of the pre-debate spin for Joe Biden.

The 2016 Democratic nominee said she planned to watch the debate tonight and looked forward to Trump being held accountable for his first term as president.

2016 Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton on tonight’s debate: “I’m going to watch it.”

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