Excuse us? Lester Holt finally revealed what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be asked about during the first presidential debate on Sept. 26, but it left us with more questions than answers. And we’re not the only ones! Twitter immediately began mocking the theme. Check it out!
We’re finally starting to know a little bit more about the first official presidential debate between GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Sept. 19. Moderator and journalist Lester Holt revealed his talking points for the big night on Sept. 26, but they left voters feeling pretty confused.
The three topics for the first debate will be “America’s Direction,” “Achieving Prosperity,” and “Securing America.” If those topics made you say “wait, what?!” then you can join the party on Twitter, because no one there is satisfied with the incredibly vague talking points.
We must admit, the themes aren’t really saying much. However, it was the first of the three points that got the most hate online, inviting mostly directional jokes. “America’s Direction,” as one Twitter user so perfectly pointed out, is kind of “so vague that it could encompass everything.”
“Holt: If a train is heading west from Chicago at 60 MPH– Clinton: Sorry, why am I being asked algebra? Holt: It’s about America’s direction,” jokes one Twitter user, while another quips “First one’s easy: America’s direction = forward, not backward; upward, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.” Sigh. Hopefully Lester’s actual questions are a little more specific!
Here are some of the funniest tweets reacting to Lester’s announcement of first debate topics:
Holt: If a train is heading west from Chicago at 60 MPH–
Clinton: Sorry, why am I being asked algebra?
Holt: It's about America's direction
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) September 19, 2016
First one's easy: America's direction = forward, not backward; upward, not forward; and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom https://t.co/zxelWwJ4FO
— Rebecca Sinderbrand (@sinderbrand) September 19, 2016
"America's Direction" is so vague that it could encompass everything https://t.co/7Lrsw18x5R
— Chris McDaniel (@csmcdaniel) September 19, 2016
Let's see…gas prices low, unemployment down, wages up, stock market up, healthcare up…yeah let's talk about "America's Direction"
— BryantGW (@Bryant_G_W) September 19, 2016
America’s Direction = Axially Eastward
Achieving Prosperity = Hopefully
Securing America = Within Reason
New debate questions please.
— Kaz (@DrKaz) September 19, 2016
"I'll make America's direction great"
"You won't believe the prosperity"
"American security'll be great"
— Truly 'Wake Me on Jan. 20' S. (@hotincleveland) September 20, 2016
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) September 19, 2016
Trump debate prep:
America's Direction-Hillary's plan sucks
Achieving Prosperity-Hillary's plan sucks
Securing America-Hillary's plan sucks https://t.co/D23FyhGGuh
— Maggie Jordan (@MaggieJordanACN) September 20, 2016
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the vague topics that Lester revealed on Sept. 19? Does Lester need to re-work his plan for the first debate? Share your thoughts with us!