Watch television personalities react to Tuesday night’s presidential debate.
CHRIS WALLACE: I welcome you to the first of the 2020 presidential debates.
JOE BIDEN: How you doing, man?
DONALD TRUMP: [INAUDIBLE].
JOE BIDEN: [INAUDIBLE].
LAURA INGRAHAM: Now, under the circumstances, the traditional model for presidential debates doesn't work very well.
MIKE BRZEZINSKI: Wow.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Yeah, it was something.
MIKE BRZEZINSKI: What was that?
STEPHEN COLBERT: The battle of the boomers, the showman versus the Joe man. Get ready for democracy to crumble!
RICK SANTORUM: Look, I thought the president was going to come out hot.
TREVOR NOAH: Yo! What was that?
- I just don't know what to say.
SEAN HANNITY: Some people probably think it's too hot.
RACHEL MADDOW: This sort of debate shouldn't happen in a democracy.
SARA FAGEN: It's hard game remember anything from the debate.
RICK SANTORUM: Uh-- uh--
- It was a contentious battle.
- That was a shit show.
BRIAN WILLIAMS: It was withering.
- It was a complete disaster.
CHRIS CHRISTIE: That was not what was planned. It was a hotter.
- An extraordinary 90 minutes of viewing.
JAKE TAPPER: That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck.
- It was a very unusual debate.
STEPHEN COLBERT: Forget fact checking this debate, we couldn't even do any sentence finding.
WOLF BLITZER: Interrupting--
KAMALA HARRIS: Interrupting.
STEPHEN COLBERT: Interrupting!
TREVOR NOAH: Ah!
SEAN HANNITY: Joe Biden just got steamrolled by President Trump.
- I think Donald Trump may have ended his presidency tonight.
- Chris Wallace did not act as a moderator.
ANDREW YANG: Tonight was not a pleasant viewing experience for a lot of Americans.
JIMMY KIMMELL: How many times did you yell at your television tonight watching the debate?
JAKE TAPPER: Frankly, embarrassing.
- Ellen, it was a barometer of the country.
TREVOR NOAH: But I have never, and I mean never, wanted to see a commercial break more badly in my life.