In presidential debates, there is really only one winner: Twitter. As Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton threw punch after punch during Monday’s first presidential debate, Twitter landed the deciding blows. (Well, Twitter and the fact-checkers.) It was hard to keep up during the most-tweeted debate ever, but we did our best to collect the smartest, funniest, most hard-hitting tweets of the debates. In case you were actually watching the debate instead of watching Twitter, catch up on what you missed below.

Before the debate even started, people had thoughts on the candidates’ fashions:

And from the beginning Trump’s sniffling became a constant topic of conversation:

For a while there was a rumor going around that the Trump campaign was deleting tweets that contradicted what he said in the debates. That didn’t turn out to be true, but the tweets about it were funny:

Trump and Clinton went into a long dialog about taxes:

Race was also a heated topic of conversation during the debate and online:

At one point Trump criticized Clinton for staying home instead of hitting the campaign trail harder. Clinton responded that she stayed in to prepare for the debate, and that she also “prepared to be president—and I think that’s a good thing.”

Throughout the night fact-checkers got shout-outs from the candidates and fans on Twitter:

During a discussion of cybersecurity, Trump said the person who hacked the DNC could’ve been a “400 pound” person in their bed (it was actually likely Russia). The Internet naturally had feelings about that.

Trump later said he had a better temperament for the presidency than Clinton. Take it away, Twitter:

During a debate about the war in Iraq, Trump said that he expressed his opposition to the war to Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

In short, it was a busy night.


Presenting the Best Tweets of the First Presidential Debate