Debate nights are often popular for social media. Some reactions on social media to the debate were…
Clinton baiting Trump on the fact that he “choked” in his meeting with the president of Mexico. #debatenight
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 20, 2016
Throughout the debate, viewers were narrating their opinions based on the actions of the candidates. These tweets proved how unsure and nervous Americans are about the possible outcomes of this election. The candidates are not making it easy for themselves as they are targeting each other’s triggers to try to get them to say something that may damage their reputation. The Joy Reid tweet is a perfect example of the details people notice within a debate. One would think the candidates would be more worried about answering the question to convince the public they are the country’s best option, but all they seem to be concerned with is sabotaging each other.
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) October 20, 2016
The Pew Research tweet goes even further to emphasize this with their poll proving the top three emotions Americans feel towards the campaign are frustration, disgust and fear. It is frightening seeing how poorly the campaign seems to be progressing, but hopefully whoever wins the debate will act honestly and with the safety of the country on their mind.