The two presidential nominees faced each other in the first live debate Monday night (September 26).
And, boy, it was scary to a lot of folks, including some country stars. Many country artists turned to Twitter and Instagram to add their comments to the mix, providing a little more insight into who your favorite artists may be voting for.
NBC’s Lester Holt moderated the showdown between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. They debated America’s future and how each candidate envisioned our country’s security. Among the 100 million viewers, country artists weighed in.
In any event, check out their thoughts below.
Earl Dibbles Jr. voting third party this year
Annie Bosko pointing out nominees’ characteristics
Jewel may eventually be in the next presidential debate
Ryan Keith Follese definitely wants to expose the truth
Chely Wright supports Hillary, the “know-it-all”
Natalie Maines definitely tries to make the debate fun
Jaren Johnston eats, drinks, and…isn’t so merry
Connie Britton is gonna skip next time
Here we have Brandy Clark who seems to be pumped
Billy Ray Cyrus’s heart is still achy-breaky
Trump and Hillary definitely had some of the most memorable one-liners — here are some of their quotes
“I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And, yes, I did. You know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president. And I think that’s a good thing,” Clinton said.
“I got him to give the birth certificate,” Trump said about President Barack Obama.
Additionally, Trump said: “I think my strongest asset by far is my temperament. I have a winning temperament”.
“This is a man who has calling women pigs, slobs and dogs and someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers, who has said that women don’t deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men,” Clinton said.
Clinton: “I had a feeling by the end of this evening that I’d be blamed for everything.”
“I made a mistake using private email,” Clinton said.
“In inner cities, African-Americans, Hispanics, are living in hell because it’s so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot.” Trump on crime.
“I was going to say something extremely rough to Hillary, to her family, and I said to myself, ‘I can’t do it. I just can’t do it.’ It’s inappropriate. It’s not nice,’ ” Trump told CNN after the debate.
There will eventually be two more debates. These will be on October 9 and October 19. Moreover, the vice presidential nominee debate is set for October 4. Then, after all of this anticipation, US citizens will finally vote on November 8 for the next president of the United States.
Since when has there been a more divisive presidential vote ever?
In the meantime, if you’re up for watching the whole debate, here it is: