The day started with One Nation senator Pauline Hanson and independent senator Derryn Hinch having to literally take their argument about Donald Trump outside.
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull called Trump's comments "loathsome" and said "they deserve the absolutely universal condemnation that they have received".
Opposition leader Bill Shorten posted to Facebook calling his comments "vile" and "repugnant".
Libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm then suggested Trump should be "cut a bit of slack" because he is a "man of his times" and added, "a lot of nasty things are said about men too, incidentally".
However, female senators lined up to condemn his comments over the weekend and throughout the town hall debate.
But Trump appeared to retain some support from conservative Liberal party senator Cory Bernardi, who thought the Republican won the debate.
Mark Di Stefano is a media and politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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