12 Thoughts I Had While Watching The Second Debate
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12 Thoughts I Had While Watching The Second Debate

This election still feels like a fever dream.

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12 Thoughts I Had While Watching The Second Debate
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On Sunday, October 9th, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off in the second presidential debate. Held as a more casual town hall style, the candidates walked about the stage, fielding questions from audience members. The debate was incredibly painful to watch, with plenty of cringeworthy moments including Trump's blatant dismissal of sexual harassment and assault as "locker room talk." Other highlights included an audience question forcing the candidates to name one thing they admired about the other and a fly that seemed partial to Hillary Clinton's shirt. Here are my reactions to the second debate as told via gifs.

1. Seeing them walk around makes the debate seem a lot more confrontational.

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2. Donald Trump does realize that the answer to a question about sexual assault is not "ISIS," right?

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3. I feel bad for the moderators when the candidates run over the time limit.

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4. You can't really just threaten to jail your opponent, can you?

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5. This is the 33,000th time someone has brought up Hillary's emails.

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6. Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz are killing it.

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7. Donald Trump, leave poor Bernie Sanders out of this, hasn't he suffered enough?


8. When is Hillary going to do her debate shimmy?

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9. Ken Bones is the hero this country needs.

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10. "Name one thing you admire about the other candidate." I'M SCREAMING

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11. "I admire his children" aka there is literally nothing Hillary can get herself to admit is admirable about Donald Trump.

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12. Oh my god we're less than a month away from the election.

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