The first of three debates between US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden has left a foul aftertaste for a lot of Americans and watchers worldwide. Instead of a polite and informative debate between politicians who are supposed to represent the very best the US has to offer, on Tuesday, September 29, we saw a belligerent shouting match that left a lot of Americans annoyed.

Bit of an overstatement? Not quite. According to a CBS News/YouGov post-debate poll, 69 percent of respondents said that they felt annoyed. Meanwhile, a CNN poll conducted by SSRS found that six in ten voters thought that Biden won the first debate. But plenty of people also thought that there were no real winners after Tuesday’s debacle but there was a clear loser—America. Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest reactions to the interruption-riddled debate and memes to come out of the chaos, so scroll on down, upvote your fave ones, and let us know what you thought of the Trump vs. Biden debate in the comments.

Bored Panda reached out to award-winning author, founder of Millennial Politics, and political commentator, Nathan Rubin. Read on for his take on what happened on Tuesday night.

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Sonja
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5 months ago

can I upvote this more than once? pleeeease! The world needs this!

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tuzdayschild
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5 months ago

I know. We've all been telling him to shut up from our living rooms. And it wasn't working.

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Aaron W
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5 months ago

And women are too sensitive, and women talk too much. The same people who told you that are supporting Trump.

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"I think there was only one President on that stage, and there was only one leader on that stage, and he didn’t fly in on Air Force One," Nathan shared his opinion. "Trump’s petty attacks and uncontrollable rants showed his true colors as someone who is simply incapable of growing into the job of President."

Nathan said that Biden spoke to the American people "even while being constantly interrupted" and it's his belief that the candidate came across as the more pragmatic and realistic leader of the two.

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Marc
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5 months ago

You just have to love Mark Hamill.

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Blast from the past, and yet still relevant

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Chewie Baron
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5 months ago

This is so HILARIOUS!!!!!!

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PupGirl
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5 months ago

OMG YES

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The debate wasn’t without controversy. Biden called Trump a ‘clown’ and told him to ‘shut up’; meanwhile, the President refused to condemn white supremacy and tried to walk back on his comments on Wednesday.

However, one positive thing to come out of the chaos is that the rules of the remaining two Trump vs. Biden debates will be changed. The BBC reports that the Commission on Presidential Debates said it will alter the format.

One proposed measure is to cut the microphones of the candidates if they interrupt one another. That could reduce the amount of time the candidates talk over one another and squabble instead of actually, well, debating.

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Francis
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5 months ago

for the debate, the election and the people in the US that would be perfect.. for me as an european that would be sooo boring

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How my neighbor watched the debate

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Sunzilla
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5 months ago

Dang! I should have done that! 😂

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Sonja
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5 months ago

that's great idea :)

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"Regarding the debate changes, anything they do that can prevent further interrupting from Trump (because let’s be honest, it was entirely one-sided), will save the future debates," Nathan gave his take on the proposed changes by the Commission on Presidential Debates. "But I doubt they can restrain Trump because he can’t even restrain himself. And that’s why I think we’re in for two more wild and whacky debates."

The first presidential debate was watched by 65 million TV viewers. The second debate will happen on October 15 while the final bout will occur on October 22. Meanwhile, vice-presidential candidates Mike Pence and Kamala Harris will verbally spar on October 7. Can we hope for a more civil and informative debate? We hope so.

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Tilly Jean
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5 months ago

Wouldn’t have swapped places with him for all the Nutella in the world.

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alwaysMispelled
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5 months ago

That was my favorite part.

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You Dont Attack Family. For me, the biggest win for Biden was that he did not bring up Trumps kids even though Trump kept attacking his son.

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TheAussieGal
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5 months ago

OMG yessssssssssss!

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Mike Crow
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5 months ago

Yes, and brining up Biden’s son is not a good idea as we can all look at Donald’s children and their actions as well.

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Tilly Jean
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5 months ago

So terribly sorry to read this 😢

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Aaron W
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5 months ago

This comparison is correct on many levels.

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Sunzilla
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5 months ago

I would've smacked that man with something, so telling him to shut up was taking the high road. Trump is an incorrigible arsehole.

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troufaki13
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5 months ago

Rest of the world: ............

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WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

What did you expect? He always refused to denounce racism and white supremacy. The guy is a genuine racist who actually wanted to "Make America White Again". But MAGA sounds better as MAWA.

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MrTree1779
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5 months ago

Men, women, space aliens...three ANYONE talking at the same time, unless they're singing as a chorus, is an awful sound.

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A.E. Marlowe
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5 months ago

A better tweak on the WWE joke here would be if bernie cashed in his Money in the Bank contract.

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Monika Soffronow
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5 months ago

Why did my mind start singing "Hooray, and up she rises, hooray and up she rises" There are certain images conjured up from the lyrics that I find would be amazingly appropriate, if you get my drift. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNh-D1wb0bw

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Mike Crow
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5 months ago

Because he has no concept of science.

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Aaron W
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5 months ago

Debate 2, just throw a knife on the ground between them and walk away.

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soni w
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5 months ago

*an Australian*

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5 months ago

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/X56rQkDgd0qqB7R68t6t7C/seven-things-you-need-to-know-about-antifa

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Googleman1234
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5 months ago

Debate 2: The poor moderator loses an eye. Debate 3 the debatening: This one is literally a slapfight in a chilis parking lot

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WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

I wonder how many people started drinking and smoking again after this mudfight of 2 pensioners.

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Katy McMouse
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5 months ago

I loved the playing dumb f&@k face tried pulling off. Not. Working.

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alwaysMispelled
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5 months ago

Yup.

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Woltax
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5 months ago

How is it possible that about 40% are willing to vote this orange flop.🤦‍♂️🤢🤮

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Sasy
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5 months ago

I liked that movie.

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Anxious Pansexual Nightmare
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5 months ago

So true though

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Tabitha L
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5 months ago

I love Merriam Webster. They have so much great content on their website, in addition to all the words. They have the best words.

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Googleman1234
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5 months ago

Beware the revenge of OLD MAN

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5 months ago

I- your right

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Googleman1234
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5 months ago

I feel so bad for him.

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Tilly Jean
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5 months ago

Dun dun duuuuuunnnnn.....TBC

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Bob Belcher
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5 months ago

That's always annoying. I play just for fun, I don't need 2 hours of cutscenes that I don't care about.

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True Blue
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5 months ago

It's not a debate it's a chance for two men to yell nonsense at each other

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Arctic Fox Lover
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5 months ago

I don't wanna know the story behind the bar thing...

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