10 funniest tweets about the presidential debate, because Twitter could barely handle that mess
The second presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has come and gone. The town hall style debate, moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Martha Raddatz, featured questions from real undecided voters.
The crowd at Washington University in St. Louis Missouri watched as Trump and Clinton duked it out to secure the votes of undecided Americans and it was a “show” (can we call it that?) unlike any other. Fresh off a “lewd video” scandal uncovered by The Washington Post, Trump quickly jumped on the defensive, changing the subject to defeating ISIS before deflecting the blame on former President Bill Clinton. Clinton spent much of her speaking time defending her record, calling out Trump’s lies, and attempting to engage with the voters in the room.
During events like these, watching the debate through the eyes of Twitter is often disorienting, hilarious, and a good reminder that you’re not the only one going crazy. Thanks to the power of tweets, we get to laugh, cry, and laugh some more.
Here are some of the best tweets from the debate:
Trump’s sniffling during the first debate continued during the second debate. Let’s just say it did not go unnoticed:
Donald Trump is sniffling like he's allergic to his own bullshit— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) October 10, 2016
Trump’s leering behind Clinton while she answered a question early in the debate went perfectly with a well-timed reference to the lewd video:
Trump hovering over her now. I’d advise her to stay out of grabbing distance. #debate— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) October 10, 2016
When the insults flew at a rate that only YouTube commenters could understand:
Not sure if this is a debate or a dramatic re-enactment of a YouTube comments section.— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) October 10, 2016
When watching the debate like Olivia Pope doesn’t go your way:
Pls call National Guard. I ran out of wine & there are still 30 mins left in this TV show I'm watching were a lunatic is playing my nominee.— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) October 10, 2016
When Trump very publicly threw his running mate under the bus on their differing opinions on Aleppo:
mike pence and his family are furiously loading suitcases into their station wagon right now— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) October 10, 2016
When you tell people what you think they want to hear:
Trump's Syria answer is the foreign policy equivalent of the Knibb High Football Rules speech in Billy Madison— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) October 10, 2016
The drastic difference between Clinton and Trumps answers:
Hillary: "Actual strategy & concrete ideas."— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) October 10, 2016
Trump: "THESE ARE WORDS I'VE HEARD BEFORE REPEATED IN A RANDOM ORDER!"#debates
When the undecided voters struggled to keep up with Trump’s answers:
I think this dude just flipped to "decided voter" pic.twitter.com/h6WRytOhEs— Clay Skipper (@SkipperClay) October 10, 2016
Even Speaker Paul Ryan is struggling to keep it together:
The fact that Trump couldn’t keep still when not speaking and often wandered behind Clinton to the discomfort of Twitter:
Can someone let the Secret Service know that there's a crazy man wandering around the stage behind Hillary Clinton?— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) October 10, 2016
Funny tweets often brings out the best and worst of the internet. We can watch as our country seemingly, maybe implodes from the inside out while having a laugh at a perfectly used GIF because sometimes comedy is necessary.
As you sit in awe at the wonder in the ways of the internet and social media, take a second to register to vote. November 8th is going to be here before you know it so make sure you’re voice is heard.
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