The US presidential debates are underway, and to say the least, they've been really interesting. To catch up on all that was said at last night's tete-a-tete between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, check out our recap here.
But what was said on stage was just half the fun. Many moments caused a flurry of reaction on social media, and by mid-debate, a few hashtags, like #Islamophobia, #Lincoln, and more, were trending. So we've gathered the best tweets in reaction to those moments here. Tweet us (@Glblctzn) with your favorite moment.
On Islamophobia: The candidates were asked by an audience member how they would work to improve Islamophobia in the US. Trump said, "We have to be sure that Muslims come in and report when they see something going on. When they see hatred going on, they have to report it." Clinton said, "It's also very short-sighted and even dangerous to be engaging in the kind of demagogic rhetoric that Donald has about Muslims. We need American Muslims to be part of our eyes and ears on our front lines."
"You're right about islamaphobia, and that's a shame. However, [BLATANT ISLAMAPHOBIA]"— philko (@pkollar) October 10, 2016
How can we deal with Islamaphobia?— Landon Schnabel (@LandonSchnabel) October 10, 2016
D: Highlight how violent some Muslims are
H: Listen to, include, and respect Muslims
Lurking Trump: The real estate mogul had a hard time sitting still while Hillary Clinton delivered her answers, and Twitter took notice.
what a normal not creepy way to stand pic.twitter.com/X2id19SqcR— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) October 10, 2016
BEHIND YOU pic.twitter.com/ZVHNz15AUC— Molly Redden (@mtredden) October 10, 2016
This helicoptering thing he's doing hovering behind her is cringe pic.twitter.com/rsm7cf9Rv2— irene choi (@irenechoi) October 10, 2016
The Man in the Red Sweater: An audience member named Ken Bone sat on stage with the candidates, and when he asked them both a question about energy policy, he became an instant meme.
U.S. history books, 2150: "And in that moment, the republic was saved by a man named Ken Bone."— Emma Roller (@emmaroller) October 10, 2016
On Lincoln: Secretary Clinton was asked about if it's OK for politicians to have private stances on issues. She evoked President Lincoln. She said, "President Lincoln was trying to convince some people, he used some arguments, convincing other people, he used other arguments. That was a great — I thought a great display of presidential leadership." Trump's response: Now she's blaming the lie on the late, great Abraham Lincoln. That's one that I haven't... OK, Honest Abe, Honest Abe never lied. That's the good thing. That's the big difference between Abraham Lincoln and you. That's a big, big difference. We're talking about some difference."
I bet Abraham Lincoln would rather go watch another play than watch this debate.— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 10, 2016
Clinton is mentally measuring drapes for the Lincoln Bedroom right now.— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) October 10, 2016
On Obamacare: The candidates were asked how they'd fix Obamacare, which has seen rising premium costs. Clinton said, "We have got to get costs down, we have to provide some additional help to small businesses so that they can afford to provide health insurance.” Trump said, "Obamacare is a disaster. You know it, we all know it. It is going up at numbers that nobody has ever seen worldwide. Nobody has ever seen numbers like this for health care. It is only getting worse."
We just had a Hurricane and the Government saved thousand of lives.— John (@linnyitssn) October 10, 2016
You paid for that.
So did I.
Trump didn't. #Obamacare
Does #Obamacare cover a Deviated Septum?— Chris Wragge (@ChrisWragge) October 10, 2016
On Trump and his sniffles:The candidate seemed to be suffering from a runny nose, which elicted many reactions on Twitter, where #sniffles was trending by mid-debate.
And in case your newsfeed isn’t already full enough with memes from last night, here’s another.
This picture is hilarious if you imagine them singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" pic.twitter.com/QZPEs6uVC8— Moochie X (@Moochie_BMN) October 10, 2016