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The great 2016 presidential debate twitter roundup

Is this a moment of silence to mourn for our decaying democracy?

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On Monday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went head to head for the first Presidential Debate of the 2016 election. Lester Holt moderated, and while the audience was told to remain quiet (a rule they did not always follow…) Twitter was ablaze with commentary. Check out the following selection of tweets from the big night to see what everyone thought about the issues, the candidates, and the election!

1. Desperation and fear

2. How do we create more jobs?

3. Clean energy

4. THIS IS ALREADY VERY STRESSFUL TO WATCH

5. Where are Trump’s tax returns?

6. Race

7. No, seriously, we need to talk about racism

8. Are we still seriously still talking about Obama’s birth certificate?

9. Cyber security

10. Terrorism

11. The not-so-silent audience

12. Nuclear weapons

13. Is Lester Holt OK?

14. Who won?

15. How is the audience doing?

See you again in October!

Chelsea Ennen

Chelsea Ennen

Chelsea Ennen is a New York City-based writer and recovering academic with an MA in contemporary literature, theory, and culture from King's College London. Her nonfiction writing has been published on The Mary Sue, HelloGiggles and The Female Gaze, and her dissertation on postfeminism versus third wave feminism in contemporary pop culture was accepted for presentation at the 2016 Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Organization Inter-Disciplinary Conference. She is the fiction editor of the Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal and a novelist who would very much like to pet your dog, please.

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