October 20, 2016

Footnotes to History: Reading the Thankfully Final Clinton/Trump Debate

It’s no surprise political and media Twitter, in the half-hour or so before the debate, was so chock full of kittens and puppies. Facing an exercise nobody could feel good about, it’s how the platform self-soothes. If Trump’s worst mistake last night was reserving the right to reject the election results, the third and final debate amplified the necessity to treat his candidacy the same way. By the end, it seemed Trump, thoroughly overexposed, also realized he didn’t belong there. Here are best of our live tweets. Hats off to Getty Images for all the telling images.









LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 19: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks off stage as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looks on during the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight is the final debate ahead of Election Day on November 8. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP







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