If the epic commentary of the first Hillary v Trump debate wasn’t enough to soothe your soul, then last night’s might just do it. With a fresh new batch of scandals and material to work with, both the Presidential candidates put on quite a show; and once again, a whole bunch of our YouTube faves were there to cover the shenanigans.
More of the UK community stayed up for this one.
Not wanting to wake up to the nonsense, a few creators based in the UK took the leap to stay up and power through the debate; leading to some even more biting commentary.
Accountability was a hugely important subject.
With even more of Trump’s horrifying comments about women surfacing this week, the pressure for moderators to take him to task was high; especially when he immediately derailed it with a weird segway about ISIS.
Some just couldn’t be bothered with the negativity.
instead of getting deep into the bullsh*t and attracting trolls from either side, some opted to instead #abatethedebate. Proposed by WheezyWaiter, viewers of the debate instead chose to Tweet positive things for the duration; either compliments about the event itself, or just messages of positivity. Definitely a nice break from all the rage-Tweeting!
But the rage-Tweeting was still pretty great.
If there’s anyone you can count on to sum up their feelings in 140 characters and still be entertaining, it’s YouTube creators. And some of the best one-liners came in reaction to Trump’s more… outlandish statements.
Voting next month is so, so freaking important.
If the awful rhetoric of the past year wasn’t enough to convince people to vote, then hopefully last night’s display was. But with so much of this election riding on the youth vote, it’s crucial that creators motivate their audiences to make their voices heard.