Hillary Clinton greets moderator Lester Holt of NBC News as she and Donald Trump take the stage for their first debate in Hempstead, New York, September 26, 2016. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

First presidential debate roundup: What's being said about Hillary Clinton's win over Donald Trump?

Salon's coverage and analysis of the Hofstra University debate, where Hillary Clinton "dominates" Donald Trump

Salon Staff
September 27, 2016 11:49AM (UTC)

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off Monday night at Hofstra University for the first of three presidential debates. Moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, the showdown between the Democratic and Republican candidates for president broke the record for the most-watched presidential debate in U.S. history, with more than 81 million people tuning, according to Nielsen — and that doesn't include the millions who watched online.

Here's what Salon writers are saying about last night's debate performances, themes and outcomes:


The verdicts are in: Hillary wins




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