Like a 13-year-old with no friends and a keyboard.
Last night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went head-to-head in the first presidential debate of 2016. If it wasn’t clear before that Trump is misogynistic, whiny and defensive, it was made very apparent during the debate. The Republican nominee sank to an all-time low. In fact, it was like watching a 13-year-old have a meltdown in the YouTube comment section, begging to be heard by spewing far-fetched “facts” and ridiculously offensive statements.
It was obvious Trump was unprepared for the night—he showed extreme disrespect not just for Clinton, but for America. Here are all the times Trump acted like your average angsty teenager.
1. When he was caught in his own lie but wouldn’t even acknowledge it
Donald Trump says it's not true that he called climate change a hoax. Well…. #2016debates
Clinton pointed the finger at Trump for calling climate change a “hoax,” and Trump lied by saying he “never said that.” Clinton clarified by further quoting the Republican presidential nominee when he called climate change a “hoax perpetuated by the Chinese.” Trump again replied, “I did not say that.”
OK, welllll, the above tweets (that are now reportedly deleted) catch him in his lie so why couldn’t he at least admit he made this absurd statement?
2. When he made up “facts” to prove his point
Anyone with eyes could see Trump didn’t prepare for the debate, and according to fact checkers at CNN, Trump fabricated the truth one too many times. One of the most far-fetched statements of the night was when he claimed Clinton has been fighting ISIS her entire adult life, AKA 34 years before it existed. He also went on a rant about how the media essentially “made up” the fact that he supported the Iraq war.
3. When his only defense was that he had “better judgement and temperament” than Clinton
Out of nowhere, Trump decided to roast Clinton’s “judgement and temperament,” which honestly is laughable, given the fact that he’s constantly disrespectful toward her.
“I think my strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament,” he said. “I have a winning temperament. I know how to win.”
When Holt tried to re-ask a question Trump interrupted, Trump then interrupted him and accused Clinton of being being out of control. “There’s a person with a temperament that’s got a problem,” he said. No, Trump, seems like YOU have the temperament problem.
4. When his constant interruptions showed he can’t even listen to a view he doesn’t share
51 times. That’s how many times Trump interrupted Clinton last night, according to Vox. That’s an ultimate low, and shows just how little concern he has for a) people who aren’t him and b) women.
5. When he mansplained so relentlessly, it was nothing short of offensive
It is very obvious that Clinton has spent her whole career dealing with men interrupting her and talking over her. #debatenight
Throughout the debate, Trump wasted by “explaining” things to Clinton that she didn’t even need to hear. When she quoted something Trump said back in 2006 (“Gee, I hope it does collapse because then I can go in and buy some and make some money”) Trump used it as a point to (what else!) attack her.
“That’s called business, by the way,” he told her, to which Clinton had the best reply: “Nine million people lost their jobs, 5 million people lost their homes and $13 trillion in family wealth was wiped out.” Yeah, Trump, SHE KNOWS.
6. When he revived his decade-long feud with Rosie O’Donnell
@RealDonaldTrump on Rosie O'Donnell comments: "she deserved it and nobody feels sorry for her" #DebateNight
When the conversation turned to Trump’s consistently sexist remarks about women (“pigs,” “dogs” and “slobs” are a few of the words he’s been known to use), he decided to use it as an opportunity to re-insult O’Donnell as someone who’s been “vicious” to him.
“Rosie O’Donnell?—?I said very tough things to her, and I think everybody would agree that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her,” Trump said. The thing is, no one agrees. #TeamRosie.
Wait... did Trump whine about Rosie O'Donnell there at the end? Does he know where he is? Am I in the ninth circle of Hell?
ROSIE O'DONNELL WAS JUST NAME CHECKED DURING A DEBATE TO DECIDE THE LEADER OF THE MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
7. When he applauded himself for holding back on saying something nasty
I'm not going to say something not nice that I could say." Something my 5 year old neighbor said or something Trump said?
it's not nice"--trump about hillary running negative ads legit sounds like bobby newport from parks and rec https://t.co/VP4JjFAt6T
“It’s not nice” were actual words that came out of his mouth. Again, stellar preparation!
8. Aaaand when he didn’t learn his lesson about…anything
Donald Trump called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping." Her name is Alicia Machado. #DebateNight https://t.co/0wrISjJe6z
Trump is not a favorite among women and minorities, and he hasn’t done anything to redeem himself. When Clinton accused Trump of bashing former Miss Universe contestant Alicia Machado about her weight—he called her Miss Piggy, and Miss Housekeeping because of her Latino background—he called into “Fox and Friends” and continued to bash her.
“I know that person. That person was a Miss Universe person,” Trump said. “And she was the worst we ever had, the worst, the absolute worst, she was impossible. She gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a real problem. Not only that, her attitude.”
Wait a second—who’s the one with the attitude problem here?