Trump and Biden head to Ohio for first presidential debate – live

7.56pm BST

Trump is now en route to Cleveland, Ohio, for the first presidential debate, which is about six hours away.

Hundreds of White House staffers gathered on the South Lawn to see Trump off, creating an unusual, made-for-television moment as he departed.

My shouted question to Trump, which he didn’t answer: “Mr. President, who do you owe money to? Don’t the American people deserve to know?” pic.twitter.com/dLCXCXl2e8

7.42pm BST

The Trump and Biden campaigns are engaging in some bitter squabbling before tonight’s presidential debate.

The Trump campaign attacked Biden for refusing to take a drug test or undergo inspection for ear pieces before the debate.

The Biden campaign pushed back on this saying he won’t be wearing an earpiece and they never asked for breaks.

Deputy CM Kate Bedingfield: “If we’re playing that game then the Trump team asked that Chris Wallace never mention the number of COVID deaths once during the debate.” https://t.co/4SitfRTWDI

So, um, this is the plan then? Biden is wearing an ear piece and is on drugs. Got it. Definitely what swing voters in FL, AZ and NC have been telling us is their top issue. https://t.co/C4oUHIY4bd

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