The first of three debates between U.S. President Donald Trump and former VP Joe Biden, his Democratic challenger, took place on Tuesday night.
The debate quickly turned into a free-for-all as Trump continually attempted to steamroll Biden, constantly talking over him, speaking out of turn. At numerous points during the 90-minute debate, moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News was forced to tell the president to stop talking over Biden. At one point, a frustrated Biden fired back by telling Trump, “Will you shut up, man?!”
Topics ranged from COVID-19 to climate change, with Trump interjecting his debunked claims about Hunter Biden.
Celebrities took to Twitter throughout the debate to share their thoughts, particularly with Trump’s refusal to stop talking when it was Biden’s turn at the microphone.
Check out this sampling of tweets from celebrities (and even a fictional TV character) who chimed in about the debate.
This reminds me of beefing under the monkey bars at recess #Debates2020
— Lilly Singh (@Lilly) September 30, 2020
"Will you shut up, man!"
In that moment, Joe Biden was speaking for all of us.
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) September 30, 2020
Biden's prep coach for the next debate — a screaming goat on PCP. #Debates2020
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 30, 2020
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) September 30, 2020
Joe coming out strong. #Debates2020
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) September 30, 2020
This is what happens when you elect a sociopathic reality show host to run not only the country but to dictate how we communicate with each other about deadly serious issues.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 30, 2020
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) September 30, 2020
This debate is about good vs. evil. #Debates2020
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 30, 2020
This is beyond depressing.
We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, our lives are at risk, and we can’t get a serious response about how its being handled.#Debates2020
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) September 30, 2020
I love that @JoeBiden just laughs at what the clown says. He realizes he’s at the circus.
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) September 30, 2020
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) September 30, 2020
Chris Wallace's debate performance tonight is a great reminder that kindergarten teachers are underpaid. #Debates2020
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 30, 2020
Disrespectful scumbag #Debates2020
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 30, 2020
— Peter Griffin (@PeterGriffinAcc) September 30, 2020
Trump kids looking like they’re at a murder mystery dinner. #debates2020
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) September 30, 2020
Have you ever had an argument with a liar? They over talk, never let you finish your statements all because they are in constant fear of the truth being exposed. #Debates2020
— TAMAR doing just fine BRAXTON (@TamarBraxtonHer) September 30, 2020
This photo was taken moments after Trump refused to condemn white supremacy. Please vote! https://t.co/kYXZaXTIdx
— Misha Collins — VOTE YOUR ASS OFF! (@mishacollins) September 30, 2020
What. An. Asshole. #Debates2020
— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) September 30, 2020
THE HOST SHOULD BE ABLE TO MUTE MICROPHONES. I can’t believe I want this to be more like zoom. #Debates2020
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) September 30, 2020
— Robert De Niro ᵖᵃʳᵒᵈʸ (@RobertDeNiroUS) September 30, 2020
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) September 30, 2020
Two things I've learned from @realDonaldTrump tonight.
1) He doesn't understand what the job of Vice President can and can't do.
2) He thinks Joe Biden was the Vice President for 47 years.#Debates2020
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) September 30, 2020
These are three grown professional men, right? #Debates2020
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) September 30, 2020