The Best Tweets From the Most Tweeted Presidential Debate in History

The second presidential debate was the most tweeted debate ever. We gathered the best tweets about the event.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton shake hands at second presidential debate.
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton shake hands at second presidential debate.

The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most tweeted debate ever, with more than 10 million tweets sent out about the event. That is, until Sunday night—when more than 17 million tweets were fired off about the second presidential debate. What this debate lacked in dabs, it made up for in pettiness. We've already got you covered on Ken Bone tweets, but, outside of those, there were also some other incredible tweets sent out.

Tonight's #debate was the most Tweeted ever, with more than 17 million debate-related Tweets sent.

— Twitter (@Twitter) October 10, 2016

One of the craziest parts of the debate came when Trump bobbed and weaved—and randomly ranted about ISIS (WTF?!?)—after Anderson Cooper asked him about his comments endorsing sexual assault:

When he interrupts you to tell you what a gentleman he is.

— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) October 10, 2016

UNDECIDED VOTER: i am a muslim american. what are ur thoughts on islamophobia
TRUMP: i will bolster it

— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) October 10, 2016

The audience literally LOL'd when Trump claimed to respect women more than anyone else:

I'm a Muslim, and I would like to report a crazy man threatening a woman on a stage in Missouri. #debate

— Moustafa Bayoumi (@BayoumiMoustafa) October 10, 2016

He's behind you!#MuslimsReportStuff #Debate

— Shaista Aziz 💙 (@shaistaAziz) October 10, 2016

At one point during the debate, Trump was asked about Islamophobia—and homeboy responded by saying Muslims need to report terrorists. Some people on Twitter noted how inherently messed up that is:

Creepy orange clowns sighted recently across the country. Some say they saw one pacing the debate stage tonight. #Muslimsreportstuff

— Zainab Chaudry (@zainabnc) October 10, 2016

Watch Donald Trump creepily wander around Hillary Clinton at the debate. 👀

— HuffPost (@HuffPost) October 10, 2016

Of course, other Muslims played along with it and—often using the #MuslimsReportStuff hashtag—noted that they were seeing some disturbing stuff:

Trump's alternative healthcare plan:

— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) October 10, 2016

I bet Abraham Lincoln would rather go watch another play than watch this debate.

— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 10, 2016

Other users even brought clowns into it:

"What did I just hear?"--Abe Lincoln

— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) October 10, 2016

Audience Guy: "What's one thing you respect about Donald Trump?"
Hillary Clinton: "Five people who are not Donald Trump."

— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) October 10, 2016

Throughout the debate, Trump seemed to be a lot more "low energy" than usual. Twitter noticed:

I think this dude just flipped to "decided voter"

— Clay Skipper (@SkipperClay) October 10, 2016

Others pointed out how Trump was creeping around the stage:

OMG this sister's face as Trump tries to say the answer to Islamophobia is more profiling. #debate

— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) October 10, 2016

GOP at this moment. #debate

— Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) October 10, 2016

Many on Twitter called Trump out for his lack of preparation:

When Abraham Lincoln got pulled into the debate, Twitter felt sorry for ol' Honest Abe:

At the end of the debate, the candidates were asked to say something nice about each other:

While Trump questioned Clinton's stamina at the last debate, he said this time that he respects Clinton for being a fighter and never quitting. Clinton, on the other hand, could only find positive things to say about his kids—but not him:

If you're wondering who won the debate, you can just look at the audience's faces:

While the debate lacked literal fireworks, we were able to see a nice implosion thanks to Trump, as even Michael Steele, the former chairman of the RNC, tweeted:

The third and final presidential debate will be on Wednesday, Oct. 19. If the trend continues, you can probably expect it to break another Twitter record.

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