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    Updated on Sep 13, 2019. Posted on Sep 13, 2019

    16 Suuuuuper Awkward Moments From The Democratic Debate

    "I'm Asian, so I know a lot of doctors."

    1. From the get-go, Bernie Sanders was clearly losing his voice.

    Bernie needs to rest more. His voice is hoarse from doing so many rally's and campaigning everywhere 😩 #DemDebate #DemocraticDebate

    If we had M4A Bernie could see someone about that scratchy throat!!!!* *if someone already made this joke it’s not my fault I’m just tuning in

    2. But he powered through with just a little bit of yelling.

    Please stop yelling Bernie... you have a mic, we can hear you.

    can't believe Bernie went hoarse after yelling for a mere 77 years #DemDebate

    3. At one point early on in the debate, all 10 candidates got into a big ol' argument about how civil they should be to each other.

    I am both for AND against civility, so this is an enjoyable debate for me.

    4. Andrew Yang joked, "I'm Asian, so I know a lot of doctors" — and the joke landed with a bit of a thud.

    .@AndrewYang: “I’m Asian, so I know a lot of doctors”

    5. Some viewers noticed that Julián Castro was standing on a small stool behind his podium (to be fair, he was standing next to Beto O'Rourke, who's 6'4").


    6. In a question about gun control, Biden flubbed the name of the gun control advocacy group Moms Demand Action, calling it "Mothers Against Violence."

    Joe Biden just called the gun safety group Moms Demand Action "Mothers Against Violence" #DemDebate

    7. Pete Buttigieg made an attempt to speak a little Spanish...and it didn't go so well.

    If mayor Pete is a white ally, he needs to never speak Spanish again because that was violence. #demdebate

    Here come Pete speaking Spanish #DemDebate

    8. Kamala Harris said Trump reminds her of "that guy in the Wizard of Oz," and some viewers wondered why she didn't just say "the Wizard."

    Kamala: "He reminds me of that guy in the wizard of Oz"

    9. In the same statement, Kamala called Trump "a really small dude" and then laughed loudly.

    Kamala is definitely feelin herself after the small dude joke. I’m enjoying the cackle, that was cute, sis, I enjoyed. #DemDebate

    10. ...and George Stephanopoulos had no idea how to respond to her.


    11. At one point, there was just a random sound of a coin dropping.

    Did someone just drop a penny? #DemocraticDebate

    12. Cory Booker — who's vegan — was asked whether he would want all Americans to go vegan too. Cory was pretty clear in his answer:

    Cory Booker and these jokes are a theme. Q: Should people, including Latin Americans, become vegans like you? "No," Cory Booker says before turning to the dad jokes we all know him for having. "I want to translate that into Spanish, 'No.' "

    13. Cory Booker also took a moment to mention how mad he was that March of the Penguins won an Oscar over Street Fight, the documentary made about his 2005 mayoral race.

    Tonight we found out that Cory Booker is still furious about March of the Penguins. Good night.

    14. After a particularly charged speech from Joe Biden, moderators turned to Julián Castro, who said simply: "...That was a lot."

    After Joe being Joe. Castro: That was a lot. #DemDebate3

    15. The debate had to be stopped for a moment after some protestors started shouting and attempted to rush the stage.

    PROTESTORS RUSH THE STAGE: Here’s the moment two people rushed the #DemocraticDebate stage. I couldn’t make out what they were yelling. #abc13demdebate

    16. And finally, Joe Biden gave viewers a slightly confusing #TBT when he said parents should "make sure you have the record player on at night."

    Here's that moment Joe Biden was talking about playing record players for kids

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