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Following their first head-to-head debate on Monday evening, US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have gone back to Twitter to trade criticisms.
Describing his opponent as "Crooked Hillary", Mr Trump tweeted that he "really enjoyed" the debate.
I really enjoyed the debate last night.Crooked Hillary says she is going to do so many things.Why hasn't she done them in her last 30 years?
Meanwhile, a tweet sent from Clinton's account said: "Only one person on last night's stage is prepared to be Commander-in-Chief."
Another read: "I have a winning temperament." —Donald Trump last night. Really? #SheWon."
Donald Trump told ITV News he thought his performance at the first head-to-head presidential debate against Hillary Clinton was "great".
Asked whether he had been dealt a fair hand, the Republican nominee replied: "Yeah, I think so. I think it was a fair debate. I enjoyed it".
And when ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore suggested the debate had not been Trump's finest hour, the billionaire tycoon insisted he was happy with his performance.
"I thought it was great. No, I think we did great. Every poll has me winning", he said.
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Hillary Clinton's Communication Director, Jennifer Palmieri, has told ITV News Donald Trump's performance was a surprise.
She said: "Not the debate we expected as we thought Trump would be more disciplined. Not only did he lose ground on attracting African American voters, he basically said he'd been "smart" not to pay taxes.
"He dug a hole deeper on Iraq and on the Birther lie. The debate was a microcosm for why he's not qualified to be President."
Her views were echoed by Clinton supporter Brigadier General John Douglass, who believes Trump was "erratic" and has "no knowledge".
"I think she demonstrated clearly she has the knowledge, experience and temperament to become commander of the US forces. Trump's erratic, his facial expressions...everything he showed tonight show he has no temperament and no knowledge.
"What I saw tonight made me even more concerned than I was before if Trump were to become President. If you're a volatile character that's a pretty scary prospect with our finger on the nuclear button".
Congressman Gregory Meeks has claimed Hillary Clinton was "far superior to Trump" in the first televised election debate.
"She's been winning, she continues to win and I'm ecstatic that in all issues that were brought up and that he was unprepared", he told ITV News.
"Her grasp on what to do on the economy and focus on the middle class, as well as her vision for America, depth of knowledge...all far superior to Trump. She had substance, he did not".
American boxing promoter Don King believes Donald Trump "didn't get a knockout".
Speaking to ITV News, the Trump supporter said: "He didn't get a knockout but fundamentally he got the message across about the bad trade deals. Trump's biggest asset is the fact he's not a politician, that's her biggest flaw. He hit her with that saying she's had 30 years to sort the mess out, she's never death with it."