US election 2020: Democratic divisions laid bare in feisty TV debate


America : Ten Democrats have clashed in the first TV debate of the race to oust President Donald Trump from the White House.

Liberal firebrand Elizabeth Warren, who has been gaining momentum, took centre stage at the heated forum in Florida.

Candidates sparred over healthcare and immigration, and a couple of underdogs gulped much-needed political oxygen with zingers on Mr Trump and abortion.

Ten other Democrats in the crowded field, including Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, will battle on Thursday night.