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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1 month ago

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

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tuzdayschild
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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month 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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1 month ago

This is so HILARIOUS!!!!!!

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PupGirl
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1 month 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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Googleman1234
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1 month ago

I support this but i also want us to hide a camera in trump's room and see what he does when he thinks no ones looking

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How my neighbor watched the debate

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Sunzilla
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1 month ago

Dang! I should have done that! 😂

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Sunzilla
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1 month ago

Thing is, they're within ear shot of each other, so that won't entirely work. I'm thinking the moderator should use a bullhorn.

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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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2 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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1 month 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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True Blue
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1 month ago

Biden may be older but hey he seems nicer then Trump and a lot smarter

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Mike Crow
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1 month 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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1 month ago

So terribly sorry to read this 😢

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Aaron W
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1 month ago

This comparison is correct on many levels.

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Sunzilla
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1 month 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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kurisutofu
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1 month ago

Me: what happened?

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month 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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1 month 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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Arctic Fox Lover
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1 month ago

I just looked it up, and now there are "Will you just shut up, man?" T-shirts. xD

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month 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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1 month ago

Because he has no concept of science.

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Aaron W
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1 month 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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1 month ago

*an Australian*

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Aragorn II Elessar
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1 month ago

That awkward moment when the debate is replayed in the comments section

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1 month ago

Okay but in the next one arm the moderator with a tranquilizer dart

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month 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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1 month ago

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

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alwaysMispelled
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1 month ago

Yup.

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Woltax
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1 month ago

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

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Evan Scheu
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1 month ago

That was a good movi

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Victoria
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1 month ago

This is an everyday occurrence between two Canadians

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Tabitha L
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1 month 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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Marcia Cash
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1 month ago

well, our founding fathers were mostly slave owners who got rich by stealing land from the peoples they slaughtered, and believed only white males with property should vote.

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1 month ago

I- your right

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kira griffin
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1 month ago

If I had a dollar for everytime he said mr.president and tried to stop trump . . . well, let's just say I wouldn't need money from my dad

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Tilly Jean
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2 months ago

Dun dun duuuuuunnnnn.....TBC

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Bob Belcher
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1 month 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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Katy McMouse
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1 month ago

Didn't he say "Don't ever use the word smart with me"? I almost choked on my cyanide capsule. The great debater walked right into a perfect meme.

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Arctic Fox Lover
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1 month ago

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

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