Joe Biden accuses Trump of 'looking down' on Irish Catholics

Joe Biden accuses Trump of 'looking down' on Irish Catholics

JOE BIDEN accused the US President of looking down his nose at Irish Catholic and working-class people during last night's chaotic debate.

The first US Presidential debate took place last night in Cleveland, Ohio, and most agree that the 90-minute-long 'debate' collapsed at times into a shouting match between the two men.

President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden traded insults and accused each other of lying, with Biden calling Trump a "clown" and "Putin's puppy", and Trump telling Biden "China ate your lunch, Joe".

One of the subjects debated by the two presidential hopefuls was that of racism and race relations in the United States-- tensions have remained high since the murder of George Floyd and lack of justice for Breonna Taylor.

Trump said he had ended racial sensitivity training in multiple industries across the US as it was "racist" and "teaching people to hate our country", and doubled down on his calls for a crackdown on law and order.

The first Presidential debate descended into shouting and name-calling (Getty)

Biden, meanwhile, outright accused the President of being racist, snapping "He's the racist!", and said that Trump, who was born into the upper class, looked down his nose on people different to him.

"It’s a little bit like how this guy and his friends look down on so many people," the former Vice President said.

"They look down their nose on people like Irish Catholics, like me, who grow up in Scranton.

"They look down on people who don’t have money. They look down on people who are of a different faith. They looked down on people who are a different colour.

"In fact, we’re all Americans. The only way we’re going to bring this country together is bring everybody together. There’s nothing we cannot do, if we do it together. We can take this on and we can defeat racism in America."

The next Presidential debate will take place on 15 October, followed by the third and final debate on 22 October.

The United States will vote for their next president on 3 November.