“The Academy Award goes to…” is what went through my mind as I watched what can technically be called a “presidential debate” between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
“It is hard to find the words to describe what we saw on that debate stage last night,” said Robin Roberts in an ABC News Video
Good Morning America Anchor George Stephanopoulos summed it up in one word: “disgrace.”
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Folks on Twitter didn’t hold back in sharing their thoughts after the spectacle:
Well I’m officially stressed. HE IS ARGUING WITH THE MODERATOR #Debatenight
— Raven Diltz (@thewritingraven) September 30, 2020
Joe Biden telling trump to shut up is the highlight of my week. #Debatenight
— taylor (@TaylorHook1) September 30, 2020
— Rebel Knowledge (@RebelKnow) September 30, 2020
— as told by ginger (@specialnobodii) September 30, 2020
— Sabrina L. (@locklooneytune) September 30, 2020
— Caleb Jung (@calebjung24) September 30, 2020
— Michael Ojeda 🏳️🌈 (@Mojeda117) September 30, 2020
— Paloma (@GinSodaLime) September 30, 2020
— Paul Bromby (@PaulBromby) September 30, 2020
— Ivan Maina (@IvanIMaina) September 30, 2020
Do we really need a president?
Like…. how important is that position really?
— #MikeB2024 (@BitchImMikeB) September 30, 2020
Just confirmed, debate #2 is a just a fist fight in a Chili’s parking lot
— omeedmalek (@OmeedMalek) September 30, 2020
— Allie Cochran (@AllieCochran17) September 30, 2020
A tweet that truly sums it up for Houstonians came from Jeff Lindner:
— Jeff Lindner (@JeffLindner1) September 30, 2020
ABC World News Tonight Anchor David Muir perhaps said it best.
“Did it put anyone at peace about the future of our country in the immediate months and years to come and how we navigate our way out of this moment?”
It certainly doesn’t feel that way.