The second debate of the 2016 presidential election is underway, and society as we know it is, somehow, still intact. Barely. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump did not shake hands tonight (opens in new tab), and within a few minutes it became clear why.
In case you're not watching the debate live, or were too nauseated to stick with it, take a look at some of the best and funniest tweets so far. Because if you don't laugh, you'll cry.
I'm a Muslim, and I would like to report a crazy man threatening a woman on a stage in Missouri. #debateOctober 10, 2016
"Yeah I bragged about grabbing pussy but ISIS" #debatesOctober 10, 2016
He... he knows ISIS... he knows ISIS doesn't live in a vagina right? #debateOctober 10, 2016
Oh, he did downers instead of coke this time #debateOctober 10, 2016
"I'm going to help the African-Americans, I'm going to help the Latinos," Trump says, describing exotic species on a distant planet.October 10, 2016
if my 6-year-old son threw this hissy fit he'd get a time out #debateOctober 10, 2016
"i'm a gentleman!" -man who brags about sexual assault #debateOctober 10, 2016
Now Trump is slamming Canada! I couldn't have imagined this line of argument to say Obamacare was bad. #DebateOctober 10, 2016
I hope Trumpcare includes treatment for compulsive sniffling.#debate #snifflesOctober 10, 2016
Canadians gathering the timber to build their wall #debateOctober 10, 2016
The #debate is dark and full of terrors.October 10, 2016
We need the Oscar show orchestra to enforce time limits. #debateOctober 10, 2016
Make America Lurk Again. #Debate pic.twitter.com/BvoVhi545GOctober 10, 2016
Is every sniff a lie? #debateOctober 10, 2016
Trump says "maybe there is no hacking." Then he starts pitching his D.C. hotel. Help us, robot overlords.... #debate pic.twitter.com/OlvAIp8ZJpOctober 10, 2016
Really, this isn't normal #debate pic.twitter.com/wEQqFq17oVOctober 10, 2016
Skipped "Birth of a Nation" in theaters tonight because "Death of a Nation" is on TV right now. #debateOctober 10, 2016
Q: Trump, did you avoid paying taxes? Trump: ISIS is in 32 countries and I will end them. #debate pic.twitter.com/4Tlm69MRjAOctober 10, 2016
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