"Old man yells at old man": The internet explodes with memes as desperate viewers watch ugly contests between Trump and Biden
- The initial debate between Trump and Biden resulted in an ugly screaming match
- Viewers longed for host Chris Wallace to turn off their microphones
- Twitter exploded with memes as viewers annoyed each other
Twitter users were desperate last night when the first presidential debate turned into an unsavory screaming match between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Viewers longed for host Chris Wallace to turn off the contestants' microphones like a zoom call while the two nominees treated the host "like a substitute downtown teacher" and talked about each other throughout the 90-minute clash.
One voter adapted a joke from The Simpsons to sum up the debate with the newspaper headline: "Old man yells at old man".
Another simply shared the image of a weeping American continent – as the country prepares for two more debates ahead of the November 3rd elections.
Twitter users were desperate last night when the first presidential debate resulted in an unsavory screaming match between Donald Trump and Joe Biden
"It's safe to say we are in trouble," said one viewer as he posted a recreated picture of Trump and Biden as young children.
Astronomer Antonio Paris posted a picture of himself in a spacesuit and joked, “I literally move to Mars in the morning. Who is with me? & # 39 ;.
Kaniela Ing noted that "there is a clear loser in this debate: Chris Wallace" after the moderator struggled to maintain order.
Some viewers were relieved when the debate finally ended. One posted a picture of Frodo celebrating the Dark Lord's death in Lord of the Rings.
Others wished candidates could have turned off their microphones, and David Sinclair joked that Wallace should have had on / off switches for Trump and Biden.
The journalist Jen Ortiz offered a "free idea" and said, "Mute the microphones if you don't want them to speak, we haven't learned anything from Zoom."
Hannah Jewell commented, "I think this could be more productive if they just wrestle."
One viewer imagined further chaos when a picture of long-term candidate Kanye West appeared to take the microphone.
Another envisioned the view from the north of the border, with an imaginary Canadian responding by commenting, "That's damned".
The Cleveland, Ohio debate was as bad tempered as feared, and Trump led the way in yelling at his challenger and moderator alike.
Trump was just as tough on 77-year-old Biden as he threatened, saying the "radical left" had "wrapped its little finger" on the centrist Democrat.
And he got personal, trying to piss off the former vice president by accusing one of his sons of corruption and telling Biden that there was nothing smart about him.
Viewers longed for host Chris Wallace to turn off the contestants' microphones like a zoom call while the two nominees treated the host "like a substitute downtown teacher" and talked about each other throughout the 90-minute clash
Biden hit back by launching an attack on Trump that the billionaire president seldom endured.
"Liar", "racist" and "clown" were just a few of the rockets fired by Biden, who also referred to Trump as the "puppy" of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
At one point, a disgruntled Biden who is a strong poll leader turned to Trump and said, "Are you going to shut up man!"
At times, neither Biden nor Wallace could utter a word when Trump loudly announced his financial record and pursued Biden's son Hunter.
Trump had been spreading theories until the last minute that Biden would need drugs or an earphone that would secretly provide answers to get through the night.
The angry event did nothing to allay fears across the country that the presidential election, held amid an ongoing coronavirus pandemic, could end in chaos.
When asked by Wallace whether they would have pledged to remain calm and not declare a victory if the results were not known immediately on November 3rd, Biden said, "Yes."
Trump, however, would not commit himself and say that I cannot agree with this when he sees tens of thousands of ballot papers manipulated.
And when asked whether he condemned far-right armed militias like the Proud Boys group, Trump gave a cryptic answer: "Proud Boys – step back and stand by."