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Here’s what we all really thought about the second presidential debate

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

2. Let’s address the Friday Scandal…

3. And keep talking about it…

4. More about Hillary’s emails 

5. Healthcare 

6. Battling Islamophobia

7. Donald’s Muslim Ban

8. This is all very stressful indeed 

9. Please tell us what y’all actually want to do with taxes

10. And how will you guys deal with Syria? 

11. On serving the people 

12. The Supreme Court debate

13. Clean energy is mad important for the future of our earth 

14. Can you play nice?

15. Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz are so “us” 

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…

By 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.