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George Takei had the best burn during the final presidential debate

Bad hombres, nasty women, and the absolute best tweets of the final presidential debate.

Feb 28, 2020, 10:00 pm*

Internet Culture

 

Austin Powell

There were two competing narratives of the third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In one corner, we had the “bad hombres,” Trump’s reference to the “drug lords” and other undocumented immigrants he would like to see on the other side of a wall separating the U.S. and Mexico. 

Then, toward the end of the debate, as Clinton made a reference to Trump’s tax record and the economy, Trump interrupted to call her “such a nasty woman,” a statement many have adopted with a sense of pride in the hours after the debate. 

Placed on a linear scale, the debate—and gender spectrum through Trump’s eyes—looks something like this: 

https://twitter.com/BBpapichulo/status/788934874983956480

George Takei took matters to their obvious extreme in one of the best tweets of the debate: 

There was no shortage of barbs to go around on Twitter. It’s almost impossible to keep up in real time, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite tweets, with a heavy assist from Uproxx

https://twitter.com/bakedinapie/status/788938605867757572

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https://twitter.com/polly/status/788924690576408576

https://twitter.com/ParkerMolloy/status/788941130171817984

H/T Uproxx 

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2016, 10:51 am