The first and only 2020 vice presidential debate between Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence went down on Wednesday (Oct. 7) night. As millions of people tuned in to the political showdown, watchers reacted to it all across social media. So, naturally Twitter, didn’t hold back with the critiques.
It was almost anonymous when those on social media shared their thoughts on who won the night and they said Harris. The intelligent leader had great answers to questions — with loads of receipts included — poise and confident throughout the debate. On the other hand, watchers believed that Pence neglected answering vital questions, and straight up shared false statements about different topics of the night.
Even presidential hopeful Joe Biden live-tweeted the debate by cheering his VP pick on, as she gracefully slid through the intense talking points’ moments with ease. “@KamalaHarris is showing the American people why I chose her as my running mate,” he tweeted. “She’s smart, she’s experienced, she’s a proven fighter for the middle class. She’ll be an incredible Vice President.”
.@KamalaHarris is showing the American people why I chose her as my running mate. She’s smart, she’s experienced, she’s a proven fighter for the middle class. She’ll be an incredible Vice President.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 8, 2020
Biden retweeted some video clips of Harris’ rebuttals, as well. From her talking about Trump refusing to condemn white supremacists to healthcare, foreign policy and more, the California senator came prepared.
If you have a pre-existing condition, the Trump administration is coming for you. pic.twitter.com/mf6fux03nR— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 8, 2020
Donald Trump has betrayed our friends and embraced dictators around the world. pic.twitter.com/ZHw9VeSTaL— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 8, 2020
This is a pattern. He refused to condemn white supremacists—and then he doubled down. pic.twitter.com/UWF6OSeZfI— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 8, 2020
With all of these moments, there was one that really got people talking — more than they already were — and this moment was brought to you by a fly. No, seriously.
One landed on Pence’s head during the debate and watchers had a lot of funny things to say about the interesting moment. The terms “Flies” and “The Fly” even started trending, as a result.
If you missed the #VPDebate, @KamalaHarris destroyed @Mike_Pence, who LIED repeatedly and refused to answer questions about his FAILED response to the #coronavirus crisis or ANY other issue. Even the fly knew he was full of BS.#KamalaWon #KamalaHarris #BidenHarris2020 #VPDebate pic.twitter.com/HCLPMNwY0T— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) October 8, 2020
FINAL VP DEBATE RANKINGS— Greg Olear (@gregolear) October 8, 2020
1. Kamala Harris
2. The fly
3. Mike Pence pic.twitter.com/HybQZ2aCZD
The fly spent longer on Pence’s head than Pence spent on the pandemic— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) October 8, 2020
The fly on the phone with his friends like “Yasss bitch did you see me on TV??” pic.twitter.com/XYDkXDQj4g— Kwan #BLM (@KwanWho) October 8, 2020