Trump Refers To Internet As "The Cyber" & Other Cooked Highlights From The First Presidential Debate
The Earth is definitely doomed.
Wowee the first presidential debate just happened and, if you weren't already extremely concerned about the future of humankind, you will be after you see how it went down. For those of you who aren't based in the States (phew! But also Pauline Hanson) the internet has all the quotes, memes and clips you need to get caught up on the great meeting of minds.
1. Trump referred to the internet as "the cyber", then said that a 400-pound person sitting in bed and his 10-year-old son are probs as capable of breaking into the DNC as, you know, Russia or China. Daaaaaaad!
"As far as the cyber, I agree to parts of what secretary Clinton said, we should be better than anybody else, and perhaps we're not. I don't know if we know it was Russia who broke into the DNC. She's saying Russia, Russia, Russia. Maybe it was. It could also be China, it could be someone sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds. You don't know who broke into DNC, but what did we learn? We learn that Bernie Sanders was taken advantage of by your people. So we have to get very, very tough on cyber and cyber warfare. It is a, it is a huge problem.
I have a son. He's 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it's unbelievable. The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough. And maybe it's hardly do-able. But I will say, we are not doing the job we should be doing, but that's true throughout our whole governmental society."
2. Trump denied denying climate change, in an exchange that went like this:
Hilary: "Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it's real."
Trump: "I did not. I do not say that."
Soon after, this became the most popular Tweet on the whole internet:
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 6 November 2012
3. Trump also denied saying that pregnancy was an inconvenience for employers, even though...
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) 27 September 2016
4. The internet really wanted to know why Trump kept sniffing.
— Trump Sniff (@TrumpSniff) 27 September 2016
Trump is sniffling because he's allergic to the Constitution
— Colin Jost (@ColinJost) 27 September 2016
DAM. GET HIM SOME CLARITIN PLEASE #debatenight
— Tevin Campbell (@tevincampbelll) 27 September 2016
5. Trump maybe admitted that he doesn't pay federal income tax.
Hilary: "Maybe he doesn't want the American people, all of you watching tonight, to know that he's paid nothing in federal taxes because the only years that anybody has ever seen were a couple of years when had he to turn them over to state authorities when he was trying to get a casino license and they showed he didn't pay any federal income tax. So —"
Trump: "That makes me smart."
Trump: "Our country has tremendous problems. We're a debtor nation, we're a serious debtor nation, and we have a country that needs new roads, new tunnels, new bridges, new airports, new schools, new hospitals. And we don't have the money, because it's been squandered on so many of your ideas."
Hilary: "And maybe because you haven't paid any federal income tax for a lot of years."
Trump: "It would be squandered, too, believe me."
6. And then there were memes.
— Girls be like... (@girlhoodposts) 27 September 2016
— Young Conservatives (@YoungCons) 27 September 2016
— Geeks Of Color (@GeeksOfColor) 27 September 2016
— Tweets for Bros (@BroHumors) 27 September 2016
— Jess Knackstedt (@thatgirljess) 27 September 2016
— antonio (@antoniodelotero) 27 September 2016
You can read the full debate transcript over at Vox.