Vicious - that, in a nutshell, describes the way the current US election campaign has been conducted. The Democratic and Republican primaries alone were already cut throat affairs. However, the gloves truly came off once Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were chosen by their respective parties. From personal barbs to fights between Democratic and Republican supporters, animosity is the flavour of the season.
However, even in the midst of all the rhetoric and accusations that have flown thick and fast, there have been many moments that have had global audiences doubled over laughing.
Here are some of the funniest moments from the election campaign trail, as hopefully laughter can be the balm that soothes the frayed nerves as the American election finally comes to a head:
1) Donald Trump sniffing through the Presidential debate
In the run up to the third and final US Presidential debate, Donald Trump actually called for drug testing of candidates, claiming that Hillary Clinton seemed to be on drugs in the previous debate.
However, anyone who watched the first two debates was more likely to think that Trump was the one on drugs as he sniffled his way through the debates like a coke fiend on a bender.