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
Damn, question 1: "Are you a good role model?" Clinton is gonna OWN this. #debate
— Nathan Acks (@necopinus) October 10, 2016
— 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
Of course we won't expect Cooper to press Hilary in the same way on any issue #debate
— Deplorable Me (@billyduran) October 10, 2016
3. And keep talking about it…
— Chris O'Halloran (@strikinggroup) October 10, 2016
Trump, Bill Clinton is NOT running for president. #debate
— Sam Coro (@Samueljc52) October 10, 2016
if I hear the phrase "locker room talk" one more time I'm gonna scream #Debate
— sarah (@sarahshannon711) 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"
— Mary Claire Reynolds (@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
— T C (@errylilstep) October 10, 2016
— Julissa (@JULEZ_91) October 10, 2016
— 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
— Kiwigames (@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
— Big Red (@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
— 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????
— Going see to BTS in Chicago!!! (@vjstigall) October 10, 2016
i'm experiencing genuine indigestion #debate
— just a regular guy (@sadwigglegirl) 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
Unless something has changed, the President can't raise or lower taxes. Only Congress has that power. #debate
— shana sweeney (@calshana) October 10, 2016
#debate We do NOT have any evidence that he didn't pay taxes. God so much spin. I hate them both.
— Sage Against The Machine (@Patchoulimommy) October 10, 2016
10. And how will you guys deal with Syria?
— B. Norwood (@BPandora94) October 10, 2016
— Anna Kate (@kickingsass) October 10, 2016
He just threw his running mate under the bus. #debate
— Calvin 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
— Laura Pearce (@LPearce627) October 10, 2016
12. The Supreme Court debate
I want a Supreme Court that will stick with Roe v Wade and Marriage Equality, me too Hillary, me too #debate
— Cecilia Nowell (@cecilianowell) October 10, 2016
— ⚡️STORMY JO⚡️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@MissRepresentU2) October 10, 2016
— Rob Pinto (@Robthepromoter) October 10, 2016
13. Clean energy is mad important for the future of our earth
Yes finally! A global warming question!
— meh. (@DubyaWife) October 10, 2016
Energy isn't under attack the clean environment is under attack #debate
— Clouds Nowtalk (@samuelstevie) October 10, 2016
"Energy is under siege"…..no, we don't need clean coal. We have clean wind and clean solar energy. #debate
— DT Jackson (@WhoIsDTJackson) October 10, 2016
14. Can you play nice?
HAHAHAHAHAHAH DYING #debate
— Kaitlyn Shaw ?? (@asian_kait) October 10, 2016
Dang that last guy is asking the real question #debate
— Anna (@Annamr381) October 10, 2016
— 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
— 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…