12 YAASSS Moments from Tonight's Presidential Debate


If you didn't watch tonight's debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, first of all—shame on you! But also, I can understand the temptation. It was painful. Here's what you missed.

1. Someone made an actually appropriate comment on Hillary's choice of wardrobe

I see Hillary has come dressed in the blood of men who have underestimated her.

— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) September 27, 2016

2. The opening questions on economics went well

"Maybe because you haven't paid any federal income tax for so many years." #debates pic.twitter.com/xTOIQLHByu

— DeAnne Smith (@DeAnne_Smith) September 27, 2016

"Our jobs are fleeing our country," like our citizens will be once I'm elected. -- @realDonaldTrump, probably #debatenight

— Jacqui Oesterblad (@JOesterblad) September 27, 2016

"A city I love, a city where I have investments"

— n+1 (@nplusonemag) September 27, 2016

"He stole people's houses." "Um excuse me. I businessed their houses."

— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) September 27, 2016

3. There were some fact issues ("I will always tell you the truth," he said. "Believe me," he said.)

donald trump: I didn't say that

the internet: pic.twitter.com/WrTHriXLgV

— laney (@seinfeId) September 27, 2016

A fun @AP fact check here: pic.twitter.com/sx8EqIVLEe

— Julie Bykowicz (@bykowicz) September 27, 2016

Some fact checkers may have a political agenda, but the facts themselves do not.#Maddow#DebateNight https://t.co/FldP9ffDuo

— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) September 27, 2016

4. Hillary's smile continued to be relevant somehow

Donald is rattled.

Hillary is smiling aplenty. Why isn't Donald smiling? — Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) September 27, 2016


— Adam Conover (@adamconover) September 27, 2016

5. The drinking games got out of hand


DRINK. (and get your next drink ready. and the one after that. and the one after that.) — BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) September 27, 2016

He said bigly. Finish your drink. #DebateInABottle #debatenight

— Jacqui Oesterblad (@JOesterblad) September 27, 2016

6. Sometimes, it felt like Trump did Hillary's work for her

"Never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake" - Napoleon, and also Hillary Clinton's face right now

— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) September 27, 2016


TRUMP: (*something insane*) MODERATOR: Secretary Clinton, your rebuttal? CLINTON: (*plays recording of what Trump just said*) — Daniel Lin (@DLin71) June 4, 2016

This is a case where Trump's inability to ever, ever say "I was wrong" hurts him bigly.

— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) September 27, 2016

7. Other times, there wasn't a punching bag in the world that could substitute for Trump's face

Trump: being sued by DOJ for racial discrimination is "just one of those things." Then brags about the other times he *wasn't* sued.

— David Wertime (@dwertime) September 27, 2016

When Donald Trump says "we should've taken the oil" he's advocating war crimes.

— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 27, 2016

Thanks @POTUS for the Affordable Care Act because my blood pressure is increasing so much rn #debatenight

— Daye Pope (@daye_pope) September 27, 2016

8. Hillary's "temperament" became a thing???

If you've been watching, you know, "I have a much better temperament" is code for "I'm a man."

— Jacqui Oesterblad (@JOesterblad) September 27, 2016

He does not even have the temperament to WAIT HIS TURN. #Debates2016 #ImWithHer

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) September 27, 2016

9. And then her preparedness???

"Trump just criticized me for preparing for this debate. You know what else I prepared for? Being president." #DebateNight

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 27, 2016

The bar is STILL SCREAMING about that "prepared to be president" line. #debatenight

— Jacqui Oesterblad (@JOesterblad) September 27, 2016

How dare Hillary prepare to be President. What an overachieving bitch. #debates

— Ashley Hesseltine (@AshHess) September 27, 2016

10. And she struggled to get a word in edgewise

I'd bet 90% of the prep Hillary did for the debate was practicing talking while being talked over.

— Andrea Gibson (@andreagibson) September 27, 2016

.@HillaryClinton has been interrupted 40 times so far during tonight's presidential debate. #DebateNight pic.twitter.com/z8Zt6IdjkW

— Vox (@voxdotcom) September 27, 2016

11. And somewhere in there, Hillary expressed what we were all thinking

hillary: looks into the camera like she's on the office pic.twitter.com/y41cUBUo03

— Common White Girl (@CommonWhiteGrls) September 27, 2016

12. Soooo, just to recap.

Trump: 1. Admitted he profited from housing crisis 2. Said he paid no taxes 3. Refused to apologize for not renting to blacks #debates

— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) September 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton won big -- even bigger than I expected. Donald Trump had a far lower bar, and he didn't nearly reach it.

— Robert Reich (@RBReich) September 27, 2016

Good news for Democrats: Really hard to see how that debate helped Trump. Bad news: If it somehow did help Trump, maybe no stopping him?

— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) September 27, 2016

Sorry for all the ALL CAPS shouting, but I have to make up for all the shouting Hillz wasn't allowed to do tonight. #debate2016

— Jacqui Oesterblad (@JOesterblad) September 27, 2016

Wowzers I am tired I do not have enough stamina to cover these debates #debatenight

— Christianna Silva (@christianna_j) September 27, 2016

Hey, only 42 days left! 

Jacqui is a terrible dinner party guest—she only knows how to talk about politics and religion. On a typical Friday night, she can be found binge-watching her current Netflix show of choice, playing Civilization: The Board Game and drinking <$8 bottles of champagne.