Internet Users Agree On One Thing: The Final Debate Question Was the Highlight of the Night
Despite a rocky start to the second presidential debate, with no handshake between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday, the night definitely (and surprisingly) did not end as it began.
Thanks to Town Hall Participant, Karl Becker, the debate ended on a seemingly pleasant note. Following a tense evening, Becker asked the last, very unexpected question — "Would either of you name one positive thing that you respect in one another?"
Sending the audience into "awws" and applause, each candidate responded. And very genuinely so.
"I respect his children," Clinton began first. "His children are incredibly able and devoted and I think that says a lot about Donald... I think that's something that, as a mother and a grandmother, is very important to me."
Although each of them emphasized their disagreement of the things for which the other stands, they were able to find at least one thing they respect about the other. Including Trump, who responded, noticeably flattered.
"I will say this about Hillary," Trump began, after slightly expressing his appreciation for her compliment. "She doesn't quit, she doesn't give up. I respect that... she's a fighter."
And with that, the debate culminated on a very unanticipated, affirmative note — upon which the Internet roared.
MY DAD IS THE #KARLBECKER !!!
— Darcy Becker (@_justdarc) October 10, 2016
Karl Becker FTW!!!!
— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) October 10, 2016
Make #karlbecker #1 TT if you have a ❤️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) October 10, 2016
— Lauren Dellaquila (@_designatwork) October 10, 2016
— Veronica De La Cruz (@VeronicaDLCruz) October 10, 2016
#KarlBecker for president
— Emma Ramos (@emmaramos13) October 10, 2016
Watch Becker's question and the candidates' full responses in the video player below.
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