Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults and sparred over each other's temperament, stamina and judgement on Monday, in a fiery US presidential debate that often saw the Republican on the back foot.
Both candidates were the butt of jokes and memes on social media, featuring in more than 8 million tweets. Here are the best:
1. Summing up the debate.
— DCHomos (@DCHomos) September 27, 2016
— Hugo Corzo (@Hugo_Corzo) September 27, 2016
— Abby Dark Star (@abbydarkstar) September 27, 2016
2. Trump just couldn’t stop interrupting Clinton. According to Vox, Trump interrupted Clinton 51 times while Clinton interrupted Trump just 17 times. Viewers noticed.
— Maggie Mertens (@maggiejmertens) September 27, 2016
— Q. Allan Brocka (@allanbrocka) September 27, 2016
Thoughts & prayers to every woman watching the #debates & getting painful flashbacks to dudes talking over them at work, school, home, etc.
— Britt Julious (@britticisms) September 27, 2016
— Brittany (@littlemixhalo) September 27, 2016
It's almost like Hillary is used to rude men interrupting her, like she's a woman in the world or something
— Jessica Goldstein (@jessicagolds) September 27, 2016
3. Trump, who has repeatedly criticised Clinton's health, became the butt of many jokes for his constant sniffling throughout the debate.
— Cornelia (@PaladinCornelia) September 27, 2016
Trump is sniffling because he's allergic to the Constitution
— Colin Jost (@ColinJost) September 27, 2016
— Corpsegoddess (@Corpsegoddess) September 27, 2016
4. It's not just what you say, it's how you say it. Many people called out the presidential nominees on their body language.
— J. Jordan (@Oneboomer) September 27, 2016
— Joy Farrington (@JoytheLitDiva) September 27, 2016
5. Moderator Lester Holt didn't escape criticism on social media.
I am convinced Lester Holt is on the payroll of the Clinton campaign. 15 mins on a artificial "birther issue"
Nothing on her crimes
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 27, 2016
Lester Holt negative questions to Trump:
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Negative questions to Clinton:
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 27, 2016
— Travon Free (@Travon) September 27, 2016
There are two more debates during the 2016 US presidential race, which could be pivotal in deciding whether Clinton will become the first woman president or if Trump can pull off the greatest upset in US political history. We're sure social media users will have as much fun as they did last night.