The 2020 presidential election is all anyone can talk about right now, especially after the completely off the rails first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden and, of course, Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis and hospitalisation that followed just one-day later.
On Wednesday night, the Democratic vice presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, and Republican vice president, Mike Pence, came head to head for the first and only Vice Presidential Debate on television, which went a hell of a lot smoother than the two old white men that came before them.
During the event, Pence tried to interrupt Harris – just as Trump had done to Biden – but instead of losing her cool (Biden at one point said, ‘Will you shut up man?’ and at another, called the President a ‘clown’), Harris calmly told the VP that she hadn’t finished what she was saying: ‘Mr Vice President, I’m speaking,’ she said at one point, before noting at another, ‘If you don’t mind letting me finish, we can then have a conversation — ok?’
"Mr. Vice President, I am speaking."
Sen. Kamala Harris hit back at Vice President Mike Pence after interrupting one of her answers during the only vice presidential debate of the 2020 election. https://t.co/pnqE2GegbC pic.twitter.com/w29giPiZjZ
— CNN (@CNN) October 8, 2020
Harris’ cool, calm and collected temperament was praised worldwide with celebrities, including Former First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Gabrielle Union, sharing their thoughts following the debate.
Strong. Honest. Clear. Hopeful. Tonight, @KamalaHarris proved that she and @JoeBiden have what it takes to move this country forward. And now it’s up to us to go vote for them. Vote early—do it as soon as you can, in person or by mail. Get started now at https://t.co/vS12U5kabm.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) October 8, 2020
Kamala Harris is handing Pence is narrow ass and exposing this administration in such a masterful way…allllll while Pence refuses to follow the rules or tell the truth. Work of art.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) October 8, 2020
“I’m speaking. I’M speaking.” I hope every little girl heard that. #VPDebate
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) October 8, 2020
— Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) October 8, 2020
Of course, another less important but still pretty hilarious, part of the debate was when a fly landed on Pence’s head where it sat uninterrupted for at least three minutes.
— MINA SAYWHAT (@minasaywhat) October 8, 2020
And this is where we’re at, folks:
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) October 8, 2020