2016 Second Presidential Debate: Funniest Memes & Jokes

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The second presidential debate got off to another interesting start with contentious moments between the candidates. There were many moments that people instantly turned into online and social media jokes, ranging from Donald Trump's continued sniffling (yes, he was doing that again) to his comment that essentially equated Hillary Clinton to the devil. Some commentators on Twitter also noted that the candidates did not do the typical handshake when they walked onto the stage. Instead, they stood on stage with their hands dangling at their sides about a foot apart (or more). This was unusual. The second presidential debate was considered very high stakes because it comes on the heels of outrage and consternation over Donald Trump's old lewd comments on a videotape that The Washington Post published Friday. On the video, Trump is heard making crass comments about women to then Access Hollywood co-host Billy Bush. Bush was suspended after the revelation of the tape. Trump has apologized. He promised to bring up Bill Clinton's past in response, and he did. In fact, before the debate, Trump held an unusual press conference in which he sat with three women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault - Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, and Kathleen Willey. Also sitting with Trump was Kathy Shelton, who was 12-years-old when Hillary Clinton, as a young lawyer, represented his alleged rapist. The women were sitting in the room during the debate. With all of that going on, the scene was tense, and the stakes were high, especially since Trump has lost a lot of prominent support from Republicans in the wake of the Bush tapes. (Twitter)