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Internet explodes with memes during Trump-Biden debate

Viewers longed for moderator Chris Wallace to turn off the candidates’ microphones like a Zoom call as the two nominees treated the host ‘like an inner city substitute teacher’ in the Ohio clash.

Twitter users despaired last night as the first presidential debate descended into an unappetizing shouting match between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Viewers longed for moderator Chris Wallace to turn off the candidates’ microphones like a Zoom call as the two nominees treated the host ‘like an inner city substitute teacher’ and constantly talked over each other during the 90-minute clash.

One voter adapted a joke from The Simpsons to summarize the debate with the newspaper headline: ‘Old Man Yells At Old Man’.

Another simply shared a picture of a weeping American continent – as the country readies itself for two more debates before the November 3 election.

Twitter users despaired last night as the first presidential debate descended into an unappetizing shouting match between Donald Trump and Joe Biden

‘It’s safe to say that we’re in trouble,’ one viewer said as he posted a mocked-up picture of Trump and Biden as young children.

Astronomer Antonio Paris posted a picture of himself in a spacesuit and joked: ‘I’m literally moving to Mars in the morning. Who’s with me?’.

Kaniela Ing remarked that ‘there is one clear loser in this debate: Chris Wallace’ after the moderator struggled to keep order.

Some viewers reacted with relief when the debate finally ended, with one posting an image of Frodo celebrating the Dark Lord’s demise in Lord of the Rings.

Others wished the candidates could have had their microphones turned off, with David Sinclair joking that Wallace should have had on-and-off switches for Trump and Biden.

Journalist Jen Ortiz offered a ‘free idea’, saying: ‘Mute the mics when they’re not supposed to be talking have we learned nothing from Zoom’.

Hannah Jewell commented: ‘I think this might be more productive if they just wrestled.’

One viewer imagined further chaos with an image of long-shot candidate Kanye West appearing to take the microphone.

Another envisaged the view from north of the border, with an imaginary Canadian responding with the comment: ‘This is…

By Tim Stickings For Dailymail.com

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