Tuesday evening saw the first debate of the election campaign between Joe Biden and Donald Trump and it was as controversial and chaotic as you would have expected.
'Disgraceful', 'worst president ever' and a 's**tshow' are not the usual words we here coming out from a presidential debate but then again we are living in the era of Trump.
The debate which aired from Cleveland, Ohio was hosted by Chris Wallace of Fox News and was the first real opportunity to see the two candidates engage with each other and for better or worse, they did not disappoint.
For nearly two hours they spoke about many of the things that are of a hot topic in the world at the moment and it was probably Trump who did more damage to himself than anything, with some polls putting the debate six to 10 in Biden's favour.
That said, let's see what they actually said.
Things got off to a friendly start between the two with Biden appearing to resort to his 'Diamond Joe' persona by asking: "How you doing man?"
"How you doing, man?" Biden asks Trump https://t.co/lRmw0qUl3s
The first big talking point was Trump's controversial choice to name Amy Coney Barrett as the successor to Ruth Bader Ginsberg in the supreme court before the election has taken place. Biden accused Trump of planning to get rid of the Affordable Care Act while Trump said that Biden and the Democrats of trying to implement 'socialist healthcare.'
Biden on nominating RBG's replacement during an election: "What's at stake is the president has made it clear he wa… https://t.co/6vnz7JT2l7
To close out this segment, Trump boldly claimed face masks aren't necessary in the effort against the virus and tries to defend holding rallies in the pandemic without social distancing measures in place.
Biden looks like he can barely believe it as Trump insists that masks aren't necessarily good for slowing the sprea… https://t.co/eoGNYSl4Kr
At the one-hour-10-minute mark the debate is mercifully brought to a conclusion.
Before the cameras went off the air there was a telling moment as the two candidates' wives, Melania Trump and Jill Biden, made their way on to the stage and greeted their husbands in a very different manner.
We all deserve someone who embraces us like Jill, not Melania. https://t.co/AQQ5WW58O8