Tim Kaine and Mike Pence took the stage tonight in Farmville, VA, for the only vice presidential debate before the election. As with the first presidential debate, Twitter was ripe with hilarious commentary. Here's a roundup of the best tweets.
People made fun of both candidates' reputations for being boring:
Battle of the inside voices
— John Hendrickson (@JohnGHendy) October 5, 2016
Boring white men. The End.#VPDebate
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) October 5, 2016
BORING, no one's even mentioned Rosie O'Donnell. #VPDebate
— Elyse Willems (@ElyseWillems) October 5, 2016
They also called out how the candidates avoided directly answering the questions and talked over one another:
22 minutes in there have been a total of zero questions actually answered
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) October 5, 2016
If i wanted to watch white dudes talk over each other all night i'd just look at Twitter
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) October 5, 2016
So far, the VP debate is boiling down to two old white men ignoring and interrupting a woman of color. Riveting.
— Jason Permenter (@jasonpermenter) October 5, 2016
(Elaine Quijano, the moderator, is the first Asian-American woman to host a debate.)
Tim Kaine referred to Donald Trump's long history of xenophobic, sexist, and troubling remarks. Mike Pence implied Trump did not make those statements — despite the fact they are public and recorded. People immediately corrected Pence.
Soccer Dads Debate:
Kaine: You borrowed my lawnmower & returned it
Pence: You're mistaken. There is no lawmower. There never was.#VPDebate
— Wyeth Ruthven (@wyethwire) October 5, 2016
Pence suggests Trump did not say the things Kaine said he did. Trump said all of those things, but Pence is very convincing when lying.
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) October 5, 2016
Mike Pence is accusing Tim Kaine of uttering an "avalanche of insults" for literally listing Donald Trump quotes.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 5, 2016
This is a very effective defense of Donald Trump if you've never heard anything Donald Trump has ever said
— Bobby Big Wheel (@BobbyBigWheel) October 5, 2016
It sort of works in the debate, but Pence shaking head, saying "no he hasn't" is going to look bad in ads next to Trump saying those things
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) October 5, 2016
Despite how heated this debate got, we can only imagine that the second presidential debate on Sunday will bring even more drama.