YouTubers Had Some SERIOUS Reactions To The Second Presidential Debate
10 October 2016, 13:58 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:37
Another debate, and another chance for our faves from the creator community to get political, be hilarious, and show you the importance of voting.
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.
HE SNIFFED. DRINK!!! #debate— Daniel J. Layton (@DanielJLayton) October 10, 2016
"It's just words, folks" - In which Donald Trump summarises his entire campaign in a single line #debate— Tom Burns (@TomRPI) October 10, 2016
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.
"Your actions were sexual assault. You bragged about sexually assaulting women." YASSSSS ANDERSON HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE #debate— Laci Green (@gogreen18) October 10, 2016
How are people gonna say "Trump didn't mean it he's still growing as a person" like this man ain't 70 and about to expire soon— NathanZedVEVO (@NathanZed) October 10, 2016
How many times can Trump literally blame Hillary for ISIS? #Debate— Marina Watanabe (@marinashutup) October 10, 2016
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!
I gotta say, that white mic on Hillary really blends in nicely. And I can't even see Donald's mic. Good work, mic-ers. #abatethedebate— Wheezy Waiter (@wheezywaiter) October 10, 2016
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.
HIS TWEET LITERALLY SAID "CHECK OUT SEX TAPE."— John Green (@johngreen) October 10, 2016
It's funny how quickly the Presidential #Debate became a national drinking event.— Hannah Hart (@harto) October 10, 2016
So, is 'Locker Room' the name of the bar that all the racist, delusional misogynists meet up at? #debate— Grace Helbig (@gracehelbig) October 10, 2016
Trump forgot to mention he’ll be a great President for women, but only if he considered them 10s #DebateNight— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) October 10, 2016
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.
My country does not deserve this.— Hank Green (@hankgreen) October 10, 2016
Right. Off to bed. Americans, you deserve a lot better. Your country is beautiful and Trump is a calamity wearing a suit. Take care. #debate— Dean Dobbs (@DeanDobbs) October 10, 2016