While most of us were clocking in some work hours, two people talked about the fate of their country and even the world to millions of viewers. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off once more in the second presidential debate and it has since topped the trending hashtags on Twitter and the searches online worldwide.
Donald didn’t take long before interrupting Hillary, attacking her record in politics and even her husband’s. Hillary perhaps had the biggest smile when she said early on “We can’t keep fact checking Donald Trump” as he went into a tirade of supposed facts against his opponent. Issues like taxes, energy, immigration, the economy, and the war in Syria were covered. But if you’re not up to speed on what happened, no time to read over the the transcript or if you need a little sympathy over what you just watched, trust social media to keep you in the loop. Throughout the day, people had their own take on the different topics brought up in the debate.
First off was the damning tape which Donald says was just “locker room” talk.
That’s not how men talk in locker rooms. It’s the way they talk in county lock-up. #PresidentialDebate
— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) October 10, 2016
Judd Apatow didn’t need to name who he was referring to in this comment.
When you hold the mic too close to your mouth you sound like a sexual deviant on the phone. — Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 10, 2016
When Donald and Hillary struggled to speak over each other, people made fun of it by deciding which song they were doing together.
OMG they are secretly in love…it all makes sense now 😲 A photo posted by Sober-Evolution.com (@soberevolution) on Oct 9, 2016 at 9:00pm PDT
There was also this observation of how Donald would walk around and purposely stand behind Hillary.
As issues about Syria and immigration were tackled, Stephen Colbert was one with the fact checking committee.
Fact checkers watching Trump's debate performance: pic.twitter.com/olqmPhsIqV
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) October 10, 2016
Did somebody say Russia?
But Shonda Rhimes called out how Donald needs a lesson on where African-Americans live.
And don’t get him started on the Muslims.
— Madame Timantha (@EElivestTr3) October 10, 2016
It’s something when someone as outrageous as Lady Gaga couldn’t believe her ears.
The queen of talk Oprah Winfrey also said this isn’t a reality show like Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) October 10, 2016
So when it came to who won the debate, it wasn’t so much about the two candidates anymore.
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A photo posted by John Anderson (@realjohnanderson) on Oct 9, 2016 at 9:05pm PDT
Over at @lennyletter Hallie Bateman is live cartooning the debate!!! Follow along for some delightful wit and levity as we watch this hideous display of America’s darkest fantasies. This debate is not who we are. But @hillaryclinton is. #debate2016 A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Oct 9, 2016 at 6:37pm PDT
And for the thousands of tweets against Donald, at least Piers Morgan is cheering him on.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 10, 2016
I’d say he answered most questions pretty directly & landed lots of effective blows on Hillary. Trump won. Just as she won the 1st one. https://t.co/jfSlXJii2x — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 10, 2016
Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone