Okay…the debate is about to begin. Have at it in the comment threads. I’ll post my nuggets of wisdom from the folks at Drinking Liberally and from Twitter.
[6:05] Opening topic: reducing income inequality in a period of low unemployment.
Clinton: Invest, invest, invest.
Drumpf: CHINA! CHINA! CHINA!
Trump claims that U.S. doesn’t have the largest, most sophisticated manufacturing facilities in the world. Ummm…Mr. Trump, ever hear of Boeing’s plant in Everett? Largest in the world.
TRUMP: THE WALL IS TO KEEP YOU IN
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) September 27, 2016
Ford is not leaving. Trump is lying #debatenight
— Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) September 27, 2016
[6:13] Drumpf, “The U.S. doesn’t know what it is doing” in manufacturing. Unbelievable!
[6:14] Drumpf is starting to fall apart already, with his little aside to Clinton.
[6:15] Drumpf’s import tax bring to mind Bill Murray’s famous SNL lounge skit: “Trade Wars / If they had made wars / Let there be trade wars / ooohhh oh yeah.
— esd2000 (@esd2000) September 27, 2016
[6:19] Again and again, Drumpf tells us what we “have to do” without any concrete proposals.
[6:20] Clinton successfully holds off Drumpf’s attempt at disruption.
Trump is so good at deflecting the "how" questions. #debatenight
— Julian Gottlieb (@JulianGottlieb) September 27, 2016
[6:21] Hello? Moderators?
Here we go. Trump is losing control. He tried hard, but she is getting under his skin. #Debate
— Samuel Minter (@abulsme) September 27, 2016
— (((Goldy))) (@GoldyHA) September 27, 2016
[6:26]: Drumpf completely LOST IT! “No wonder you have been fighting ISIS your entire life.” ISIS didn’t even exist when she last held a government position.
Can't wait until Lester Holt shows up.
— Ken Rudin (@kenrudin) September 27, 2016
Baby has a lot of tantrums #DEBATES
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 27, 2016
Trump: "I'm going to bring back the jobs that left under Bush by giving rich people the tax breaks Bush gave them."#Debates2016
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) September 27, 2016
Trump hasn't completed a sentence this whole debate. And he's not willing to let Clinton complete either.
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) September 27, 2016
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) September 27, 2016
Hillary: "You're just going to blame me for everything."
Trump: "Why not!?"
An adult just said that on national television.
— Rap Critic (@itstherapcritic) September 27, 2016
[6:33]: Drumpf has an audit conspiracy.
Trump calls Clinton "all talk." Let that sink in. #debates
— Sydney Brownstone (@sydbrownstone) September 27, 2016
[6:39]: “We spent 6 trillion dollars in the middle east” and we didn’t even take all of their oil….
[6:40]: Clinton may have used a private email server, but at least she paid her IT subcontractors.
Trump social media team deleted the tweet. The Internet never forgets you morons. pic.twitter.com/hXy10P5Asb
— Redeye (@PaulChaloner) September 27, 2016
[6:43]: Drumpf has calmed down, but is having trouble focusing.
[6:44]: Drumpf things Hillary is afraid to say “law and order”. WTF?!?
[6:48]: Drumpf is rattling off endorsements. What’s next, poll numbers?
[6:50]: Donald Trump wants to take guns away…from dark-skinned people.
[6:52]: Clinton makes a passionate argument for justice reform. Trump’s response, “she won’t law and order!” and “stop and frisk!”
It'll be VERY interesting to see if Trump gets crushed in the press for that Al Gore sigh.
— David Waldman (@KagroX) September 27, 2016
— Grace Parra (@GraceParra360) September 27, 2016
[7:00]: Dear @realDonaldTrump Obama produced the standard Hawaii birth certificate in 2008.
Trump on being fined for racial discrimination: “it’s just one of those things.”
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 27, 2016
OMG, the only thing worse than a "I have a black friend" answer is "I let them into my private club."
— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) September 27, 2016
[7:12]: DJT uses “Cyber” incorrectly. Clearly new to the word. Norbert Weiner spins in his grave.
[7:15]:Drumpf blames Obama/Clinton for leaving Iraq. You know…the withdrawal that was set up by Bush’s failure to come to an agreement with Iraq.
[7:22]: At the end of a crazy, defensive tyrade, “I have better judgement than her.”
[7:24]: Trump is sniffling a lot. Is he well enough to be President?????????
[7:26]: Clinton’s “caviler attitude about nuclear weapons” segment was potent.
[7:27]: Holy shit. @realDonaldTrump understanding of defending other countries amounts to gangster movies.
The Esquire article to which Trump refers was not "right after" the war. It was 17 months after the war.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 27, 2016
— Danielle Guilday (@DanielleOnRadio) September 27, 2016
Everyone should read this. https://t.co/Ire1HfUuzS
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) September 27, 2016
[7:33]: Clinton’s strategy: say something clear. Let Drumpf babble.
[7:35]: No shit on Clinton’s statement on stamina. Look at her freaking schedule while SOS! Brutal travel and meeting schedule.