Final US Presidential debate: ‘Thank goodness’ it’s over, says Twitter
Twitter users, predictably, reacted with wit, exasperation, disbelief and support for the candidate of their choice.us presidential election Updated: Oct 20, 2016 09:12 IST
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday night participated in the third and last presidential debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This was the last chance of either candidate to make a closing argument before millions of voters.
Twitter users watching the debate reacted with wit, exasperation, disbelief and support for the candidate of their choice, and finally, celebrated the end of this year’s debates. Users also praised Chris Wallace, a Fox news host for his moderation of the debate.
Here are some of the most interesting tweets from the night:
Trump critics tearing apart his comments in the debate...
Trump doesn't want to "rip a baby" but he will "grab a pussy" so I guess he's pro-woman #debatenight— Grace Parra (@GraceParra360) October 20, 2016
'I've developed so many friends.'— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 20, 2016
Humans 'make' friends, Donald. They 'make' them.#debate
BLACK PEOPLE EXIST OUTSIDE OF THE INNER CITY YOU MORONIC RACIST. #debates— amy jacobowitz (@amyjacobowitz) October 20, 2016
Time and again Trump shows us he can't see women as equal. Watching Donald defend his behavior makes me sick to my stomach. #DebateNight— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) October 20, 2016
... while expressing their support for Clinton.
I choose an experienced, positive leader over an angry, ranting demagogue. #ImWithHer— Christian Slater (@ChristianSlater) October 20, 2016
On the other hand, angry Trump fans sided with their candidate of choice, attacking Clinton over a variety of issues.
Crooked Hillary has never created 1 job in her 30 years of public service. We would be a fool to give her 4 years to do nothing again. pic.twitter.com/UL4ENnFwvl— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) October 20, 2016
Crooked Hillary has been spotted! Should be at tonight's debate. pic.twitter.com/R17wpb9q28— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) October 19, 2016
Twitter users reacted with characteristic humour and outrage over Trump’s comments on abortion.
Replying to a question, the Republican candidate had said, “If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month you can take the baby, and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby. Based on what she’s saying, and based on where she’s going and where she’s been, you can take the baby, and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month, only the final day. And that’s not acceptable.”
Twitter blew up, responding with sarcasm over Trump’s lack of understanding of the abortion process.
WHEN YOU RIP OUT A BABY ON THE LAST DAY OF PREGNANCY IT'S JUST CALLED CHILDBIRTH #debate— ((( Jenny Lester ))) (@TheJennyLester) October 20, 2016
"You can rip the baby out of the womb" does trump have literally any idea how doctors do surgery? They don't rip ur tonsils out bud— Sam Escobar 👻 (@myhairisblue) October 20, 2016
Trump on "partial birth" abortion : "…rip the baby out of the womb…"— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) October 20, 2016
Clinton: "…that's not what happens in those cases…"#debate
Several users came out in praise of Chris Wallace, the host of a Sunday show on Fox news, who was the moderator of the debate.
Chris Wallace, I applaud you on doing the best job as a moderator. Thank you for remaining as impartial as possible. #ChrisWallace— Audra LaRay (@audralaray) October 20, 2016
Who won the debate? Chris Wallace.— Matt Viser (@mviser) October 20, 2016
And finally, everybody seemed relieved that the 90-minute debate was finally over.
"This brings to an end this year's debates." THANK GOODNESS— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) October 20, 2016
You can see the relief in Hillary's eyes. THIS IS ALMOST OVER #debatenight— Liza Sweeney (@lizasayshello) October 20, 2016
And with that said and done, the debates are FREAKING OVER! #debatenight— Chris Donaldson (@c_trueleader) October 20, 2016
First Published: Oct 20, 2016 09:10 IST