It was everything it was expected to be.

It didn’t take long for the first Presidential Debate to get heated, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage for what has been a long-anticipated battle.

The first debate took place at Hofstra University in New York, and was broadcast commercial-free across most major networks.

The two remaining candidates clashed over a number of issued in the first debate, including the economy, and national security.

Both candidates proved to be heavy hitters and after months of smear campaigns, voters were finally able to see that on stage.

Trump came hard after Clinton, slamming her for her extensively-publisized email scandals. But Clinton fired back, attacking Trump for what she claimed to be poor business ethics and failure to release his tax returns.

Knight News camped out with College of Democrats for their debate watch party, and were able to talk to them about their reactions from Monday’s debate.

The next debate will take place on October 9, at Washington University in St. Louis.

Stay tuned to Knight News for continued political coverage.