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The highlight of Debate Night was Donald Trump mansplaining politics to Hillary Clinton

Trinaa Prasad | Updated on: 27 September 2016, 14:11 IST

Today in mansplaining, we have the first of the three US Presidential Debates that pits the last standing nominees against each other in front of a live audience.

What happened on the first of the debates will go down in history as one of the longest running examples of male privilege on live television.

It will also be remembered as the first time a real-life presidential candidate used a whole lot of words, without actually saying anything.

To be fair, the debate was great. It was tremendous. It was the best debate ever.

We witnessed first hand what happens when a woman tries to put across a point in her work space and how male privilege literally shouts her down. We also witnessed what happens when a seasoned politician debates against a man whose best quality arguably is his own ability to insert his own foot in his mouth after a lot of hand-flapping.

Twitter, obviously noticed.

Hillary's best moments were:

- talking about 'Trumped up trickle down' #LOLOL

- calling out Trump for his past sexist remarks

- leading Trump to admit that he doesn't pay taxes

- refuting his claims that climate change is also manufactured in China

Trump's best moments included:

- admitting he doesn't pay taxes

- denying he'd ever said all the things he actually had

- crawling into every bait Hillary laid for him with the confidence of a mansplainer

- when called out for working only for personal profit (regarding the housing collapse), he responded with: "That's business"

- displaying his utter inability to answer questions in a way that makes any sense

Debate Night was sadly relatable, y'all. Because how many of us have actually had to shut up while we were talking so that the man in the room could have his say? In this debate, like in our professional and personal lives, women have been yelled over, shouted down, talked over, mansplained their own areas of expertise.

Hillary, we're sorry you had to go through this.

First published: 27 September 2016, 14:11 IST
 
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