The first 2020 presidential debate between President Trump and Vice President Joe Biden was so filled with crosstalk that it was absolute pandemonium. That was such a stressful TV watch, in fact, that when a fly camped out on Mike Pence’s head during the VP debate, people appreciated the stress-relief factor. Speaking of cathartic, the debate commission decided to shut down the crosstalk factor during the final POTUS debate by cutting mics when a candidate went too long or attempted to interrupt.
Well, who got their mic cut first? Trump, of course. Here’s the moment.
— The Recount (@therecount) October 23, 2020
There’s a lot of people who have been waiting over four years for this to happen, given that not a day goes by without a zillion tweets and a bombastic speech (or four) from the president. In other words, a lot of people found this moment — seeing Trump’s mouth move without hearing his voice come out — to be therapeutic.
Did his mic just get cut?
OMG. I've been dreaming of that moment for the last four years.
— Diana Butler Bass (@dianabutlerbass) October 23, 2020
I tuned in specifically to see Trump's mic get cut while he's speaking. Come ON
— Sara Schaefer (@saraschaefer1) October 23, 2020
— yarrell (@YarrellAmetewee) October 23, 2020
I LIKE THE WAY THEY CUT OFF THE MIC ONCE THE TIME IS UP. THEY DON'T WANT A REPEAT OF THE LAST DEBATE LMAOO 💀
— mel ⁷ 🦕 (@vantaepedia) October 23, 2020
The American people to the employee who cut Trump’s mic off pic.twitter.com/LDR1t3WiIV
— Justin (@JustThomp) October 23, 2020
Was that a mic cut?!
Was that the first time Trump has ever been shut up?!#PresidentialDebate2020
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) October 23, 2020
Cut that fucking mic! Yes!
— Eric Vale (@ericvale) October 23, 2020
Y'all did they just cut 45*'s mic because he was over his time? 😂
— Miss Aja (@brat2381) October 23, 2020
And here’s the saddest person on Twitter right now, who missed the live drama.
I missed the mic cut I had to pee
— Molly (@Molly_Kats) October 23, 2020
Never fear, the moment’s out there on the Internet, so it shall live on for all of posterity. And Trump will probably tweet about it, thereby ending the silence, but still… it actually happened.