Joe Biden’s gaffes and Amy Klobuchar’s hair were among social media’s hot topics before and during Atlanta’s eagerly anticipated Democratic presidential debate Wednesday night.
The nation’s political eyes — and those from the digital world — were squarely focused on Atlanta, with 10 Democratic presidential contenders and their supporters converging on the city.
Hours before the debate began, former Vice President Biden sent a fundraising email to his supporters. The problem was, Biden told his supporters he was now leaving the debate, hours before it began:
Once the debate began, U.S. Sen. Klobuchar drew raised eyebrows for what appeared to be a nervous performance:
Biden also drew social media ridicule when he said the nation needs to keep “punching” at the issue of domestic violence toward women:
Many of the comments ahead of the debate expressed excitement with what was about to transpire:
Other social media users weren’t so enthused:
While others were downright helpful:
Many of the candidates and their supporters posted pre-debate images on their social media feeds, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who attended an Ariana Grande concert Tuesday night and then shot some hoops while discussing the campaign:
Finally, Democrats were not the only social media users on Wednesday night:
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