Presidential debate behind the scenes: Here’s the hot mess you didn’t see
The first debate of the general election season is now history, but a lot went down Monday night, on-stage, off-stage, and before and after the debate, which you either didn’t see or notice. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump traded blows on tax plans, Trump’s lack of publicly released tax returns, ISIS, racial healing, policing, jobs, and sexism. Sure, it was a total shit-storm, but all in all, a pretty predictable one. The interesting stuff lies in what went on behind the scenes at the presidential debate.
Who won, you ask? Many are saying Clinton, who remained calm, stated policy ideas, and hit Trump where the media’s gone relatively easy (on his shady tax evasions and business practices, for example). Trump is saying Trump won, Rudy Giuliani is sweaty and angry, and it’s to be seen whether or not last night will affect polling in any way. But until we know, content yourself with exploring what went into the debate, what happened afterward, and what it’s entirely possible you missed while watching.
There were no bathroom breaks, some suspect Trump was snorting coke throughout (Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and Howard Dean all think it’s entirely possible), and here’s everything else you may or may not have noticed.
How Clinton prepares…
…By posting pictures of herself sporting cool shades on social media. Same.
Clinton’s cheerleader wasn’t in attendance, but he was watching
Tensions from the get-go
Whoever that woman is, I don’t blame her for being fussy. It was a tense night for all of us.
In case you missed that on-stage snark…
Clinton, basically: “Winning temperament my ass.”
And all the times you may or may not have noticed Trump interrupting Clinton and cutting into precious speaking time
In case you lost count, that video alone features 11 interruptions. And here’s even more which you may have missed, just 26 minutes into the debate:
Trump’s pattern of interruption certainly didn’t go unnoticed.
Mike Pence, doing his thing
Stay tuned for the vice presidential debates, coming Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Eric Trump cannot do art
Hey, Rudy Giuliani, is Trump a feminist?
Fox News’ Sean Hannity offering Trump solace after being thoroughly beat by a girl
Or perhaps having another secret conversation about the Iraq War, in which Trump secretly confides in Hannity about his disapproval.
Chelsea Clinton revealed who she thinks won the debate
Wherein Governor Andrew Cuomo and Clinton look deeply into each other’s eyes
An after-party for three
Can you imagine how smug these three will be, if/when she wins the election?
That one audience member watching from home who was actually all of us last night
Until next time!