Okay…here we go. Debate three has the potential to be insane. Please discuss.
[5:45] We have CNN on at the Roanoke Park Place Tavern. The banner says “BREAKING: Debate to start momentarily”. “Breaking”??? I don’t think so.
6:05: Play ball!
6:08: “My opponent said bad things about me and millions of people.” What the fuck is Trump babbling about. The question is about the Supreme Court!
6:10: Oooohhhh…he is talking about a Justice (bad audio here). Still…totally off-track to bring this up. Make him look petty as fuck.
We’re at the point in the campaign where Alec Baldwin looks more like Trump than Trump
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) October 20, 2016
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 20, 2016
“dozens of toddlers injure themselves, even kill people with guns.” – HRC, standing next to angry giant toddler.
— Karoli (@Karoli) October 20, 2016
6:19: Except for Trumps little tangent about Ginsburg, this is a pretty ordinary debate. Oops…Trump’s turn.
If Trump knew doctors other than Dr. Bongwater, he'd know "ripping a baby from the womb" in the 9th month is called CHILDBIRTH. #debatenight
— shauna (@goldengateblond) October 20, 2016
6:22: We have The Sniff.
6:24: Please, Hillary, no anecdotes.
6:25: Hillary is starting to troll Trump. Waiting for a Trump Sniff…er…meltdown.
6:27: Trump Tower built with undocumented workers–Clinton trolls again. Trump keeps it under control.
6:30: Wallace gets pissed at Clinton and he abandons his impartial role and points out her with bank speaker fees. Pathetic!
6:32: Donald is starting to go CRAZY with the SNIFFS! He’s rattled! Point Clinton!
6:33: Trump goes NUTZ!!!
6:35: Trump claims Clinton has been outsmarted worse than anyone ever. Of course…she beating him….
6:36: Clinton trolls over nuclear codes…Sniffles to follow.
6:37: Chris Wallace should ask candidates about their views instead of stating their views…
"I never made out with Putin." "Nobody ever said you did, Mr. Trump." "Because I didn't. And I don't even want to!"
— Seth Mnookin (@sethmnookin) October 20, 2016
6:40: Why does Trump deny knowing his “stablemate”, Putin?
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) October 20, 2016
6:42: True fact: In 2008, Clinton stated in a debate against Obama, that she would renegotiate NAFTA.
HRC: Let me translate that if I can; DJT: You can't. I agree w/ DJT – that was incomprehensible. But if anyone can, it's HRC #Debate
— Michael Maddux (@michaeljmaddux) October 20, 2016
"Mr. Trump, how's your day?"
TRUMP: I don't know Putin! I've never met Putin! HE'S NOT MY BEST FRIEND!
"[sobbing] YOU'RE the puppet!"
— Adam Conover (@adamconover) October 20, 2016
6:47: Trump, “I pass factories”. Yep…Big Asshole!
6:49: Clinton trolls Trump again with shipping jobs to Mexico. He sniffs.
Uh, no, those sexual assault allegations have not been debunked. Saying "wrong!" is not debunking. #debate
— Boo-is Frightsman (@LouisPeitzman) October 20, 2016
6:57: “Nobody has more respect for women than I do.” The pub breaks out laughing.
6:58 Trump claims Clinton lied “hundreds of times to the FBI”. *SNIFF* I think that means he is lying.
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) October 20, 2016
7:05: Clinton brings out the big guns, “…hasn’t released his tax returns.”
7:06: “Built with Chinese steel.” Ouch!
7:07: Concession question: Trump, “I’ll look it at the time” Totally disqualifying.
7:09: Trump: Clinton is guilty of a crime. Umm…no she isn’t. We have a constitutionally defined process for making this determination.
7:10: Trump (on no Emmy): “I should-a gotten it!” #whiner #wanker #notserious
Clinton hitting hard on list of things Trump has said are rigged: FBI, Iowa caucuses, Emmys. Trump: "Shoulda gotten it."
— Emily Flitter (@FlitterOnFraud) October 20, 2016
This IS a reality show. Will Trump concede the election? "I will keep you in suspense."
— James Oliphant (@jamesoliphant) October 20, 2016
"Well, that is horrifying," says Hillary, when Trump refuses to agree to a peaceful transition of power if he loses. #Debates2016
— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) October 20, 2016
7:14: Fortunately, concession is a mere courtesy. It is totally unnecessary, although it sends a terrible message to the people.
7:17: Clinton points out Trump supported Iraq. He barks “wrong” twice in the exact same place he did last debate!!!
7:18: Clinton trolls Trump until he just blows up! Starts babbling.
7:19: Okay…now Trump is debating Chris Wallace. Cool.
"Let's turn to Aleppo."
Somewhere in New Mexico, Gary Johnson scowls and crushes an empty kombucha bottle. #debate
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) October 20, 2016
7:20: 🎼 ♫ If you’ve ever seen Aleppo clap your hands. ♪
Quite the difference in how Wallace addresses them. To HRC: some tough policy qs. To DJT: a summer-school teacher with a kid high on glue.
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) October 20, 2016
7:26: I wonder if Trump thinks GDP stands for “Good Damn P***Y”
7:27: “…and the unicorns will, once again, roam the great plains.”
— Left Out Loud (@LeftOutLoud) October 20, 2016
7:31 :Trump has no clue about the issues facing Social Security.
7:32: Trump says he is happy that health insurance premiums are going up. #gofuckyourself
— Bros4Hillary (@Bros4Hillary) October 20, 2016
7:37: Trump: “All she has done is talk to THE African Americans” #ThatsHowRacistsTalk
Conclusion: all anyone is going to talk about is Donald’s refusal to commit to concession. But the fact is, this is the least important thing about this debate. Concession is a tradition, but has no legal or constitutional meaning. It is just a convention and courtesy. The only person who will suffer from a lack of concession will be Mr. Trump.
I hope the media and social media gets past this and talks about important things.
— FashionweekNYC (@FashionweekNYC) October 20, 2016