Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz teamed up to moderate the second Presidential Debate Sunday night, and BOY HOWDY did it take another solid year off my life from the stress. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump answered a variety of questions in a town hall format, and everything from emails to tapes to moderator favoritism was dredged up.
Get ready for no one to pay attention to the rules, the moderators to pull their hair out, and Trump to go on bizarre tangents, because it’s twitter roundup time! Check out a selection of tweets from throughout the debate, and hear what the people are saying.
1. On being role models
I'm super impressed with @HillaryClinton's ability to answer a question WITHOUT actually answering the question. #Debate
— InSanity Blog (@In_Sanity_Blog) October 10, 2016
The first question of this debate is about using naughty language. Ughhhhh! #debate
— Alexander McGuire (@ajmcg92) October 10, 2016
2. Let’s address the Friday Scandal…
Anderson: “this is sexist”
Trump: “ISIS!” #debate
— nino (@tayloredswift) October 10, 2016
Damn Anderson Cooper went straight in for the kill #debate
— Melanie Callender (@melliecallie) October 10, 2016
3. And keep talking about it…
#debate This is ridiculous, obviously an attack on @realDonaldTrump lets get on to discussing issues the country is facing
— Chris O'Halloran (@strikinggroup) October 10, 2016
4. More about Hillary’s emails
Not sure why I'm not playing #debate bingo because we've already heard "Benghazi," "emails," "snfff," "locker room talk"
— REYNOLDS, MC (@mcreynolds1092) October 10, 2016
Can we debate about real issues? I'm tired of talking about emails #debate
— Bobby Jesmer (@bobby_j75) October 10, 2016
Anderson Cooper is giving that face to crowd like the Usher woman at church. #debate #nogames
— T C (@errylilstep) October 10, 2016
I didn't go to the dentist for five years cuz it was too expensive. Only went to doctor when it was an emergency. #Obamacare #Debate
— Julez (@JULEZ_91) October 10, 2016
@HillaryClinton: benefits of #ACA work, but we've got to get costs down. Repealing it means starting over #debate @CMLIFE
— Ben Solis (@bensolis1) October 10, 2016
Obamacare is not a disaster. It is not. Don't do that trump. Don't pretend you know anything about it. #Debate
— NotAlexxJones (@fierce_kiwi) October 10, 2016
6. Battling Islamophobia
"how will you make sure muslims like myself are not unfairly judged and criminalized?"
"tell us about your terrorist friends."#debate
— Kendall Cunningham (@atlasKenny) October 10, 2016
After the Islamaphobia response from Trump, daughter flails arms in air, "I'm DONE!!!!" And leaves the room. #debate
— Sarah Chandler (@chandlersarah3) October 10, 2016
Donald Trump seems to think Muslims are only friends with other Muslims. He's grossly ignorant. #Debate
— Casual Friday (@FlatFrontChinos) October 10, 2016
7. Donald’s Muslim Ban
Don't worry about him saying he's going to force Muslims to report. That's just locker room talk. #debate
— Jo Avent (@jocjo) October 10, 2016
#refugees are people. Keeping people out using sweeping stereotypes is fundamentally against the values you claim to uphold #debate
— Rachel RiesbergLemka (@RRLemka) October 10, 2016
8. This is all very stressful indeed
#debate Can we all agree that neither one of these people deserve to be president because of the way they have been behaving????
— 버지니아⁷ 🧈 (@vjstigall) October 10, 2016
i'm experiencing genuine indigestion #debate
— just a regular guy (@ali__rob) October 10, 2016
— jenelle🇺🇸 (@ldykinkel) October 10, 2016
9. Please tell us what y’all actually want to do with taxes
The question was, what tax codes would YOU change, Donald? YOU? WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS??? #debate
— Sha' Smith (@diamondsr4sha) October 10, 2016
#debate We do NOT have any evidence that he didn't pay taxes. God so much spin. I hate them both.
— Save Humanity FFS Please (@Patchoulimommy) October 10, 2016
10. And how will you guys deal with Syria?
@HillaryClinton: advocates no fly zones and safe zones; work closely with partners and allies on the ground #debate
— B. Norwood (@BPandora94) October 10, 2016
She's not wrong about Russia but I'd like us to actually talk about Syria. People's lives are at stake. #Debates2016 #debate
— KayKay (@kickingsass) October 10, 2016
He just threw his running mate under the bus. #debate
— The Simpson (@dallasguy2) October 10, 2016
11. On serving the people
#debate BLM question: can you rep black people? Of course. did you know nafta took away black jobs? and how she wants to do it again.
— John Gibson (@GibsonRadio) October 10, 2016
Trump: hmm, a black guy asked this question…ill mention inner cities #debate #debate2016
— Laura Pearce (@LPearce627) October 10, 2016
12. The Supreme Court debate
13. Clean energy is mad important for the future of our earth
Yes finally! A global warming question!
— DubyaWife 🧅 (@DubyaWife) October 10, 2016
Energy isn't under attack the clean environment is under attack #debate
— Heat of the flight (@samuelstevie) October 10, 2016
"Energy is under siege"…..no, we don't need clean coal. We have clean wind and clean solar energy. #debate
— Dylan Jackson 🇨🇦 🇺🇦 (@WhoIsDTJackson) October 10, 2016
14. Can you play nice?
— Maximilian Schmitt (@BobbyMax) October 10, 2016
15. Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz are so “us”
Does anyone want to go in on a muffin basket for Anderson and Martha #debate
— Sharon Pelletier (@sharongracepjs) October 10, 2016
ANDERSON COOPER GOING FOR THE KILL. "You bragged about sexual assault." Trump pivots to ISIS decapitations. Amazing. #debate
— Andy Khouri (@andykhouri) October 10, 2016
Martha is just LIVING HER LIFE RN #debate pic.twitter.com/mgUlZYFCht
— Refinery29 (@Refinery29) October 10, 2016
PHEW. It’s over!
Is everyone OK? No? Neither am I.
Tune in on Wednesday October 19 for the third debate. Maybe after drinking some tea and taking a calming bath…