Hollywood reacts to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presidential debate

Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton

The stars of Hollywood are taking an active approach to the 2016 presidential race, and the first debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican counterpart Donald Trump proves it.

Last night, the first of three presidential debates between the candidates unfolded at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. It was moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt and featured several talking points, ranging from immigration and national security to domestic terrorism and race relations. It was a heated evening, but before the impassioned face-off began, Hollywood staples were taking to Twitter in anticipation.

Octavia Spencer, Patton Oswalt and Ben Schwartz were a few of the celebrities to express themselves pre-debate, with Octavia posting the following Tweet: “I’ve bitten these gel nails to a nub waiting for this to begin! #ImWithHer #GoGetEmHill #ClintonKane2016.”

But the Twittersphere action really erupted once the debate got underway, with several stars joining the discussion to offer their input. From Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes and Andy Cohen to Chelsea Handler, Oprah Winfrey and Jessica Chastain, there was no shortage of Hollywood insight.

Below, check out a slew of Tweets posted by the stars last night.

What did you think of the debate? Which celebrity Tweet most accurately reflects your stance? Let us know!

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  1. Here4Hill • September 27, 2016 @ 11:46 AM

    He’s a rabid animal and needs to be caged. I want to see Rosie’s Tweet about him.

  2. CDubya • September 27, 2016 @ 12:40 PM

    I hope the people who even had an inkling of wanting to vote for Trump saw that debate and actually paid attention. I’m from the future and if he gets in, it’ll be a world war. Hillary is the best option here. Not the perfect one, but the best. We aren’t much better off here in Canada, but I’m happy I’m not down there!!

  3. Gail • September 27, 2016 @ 2:36 PM

    I’m so glad I live in Canada. I support Hillary Clinton without a doubt. She has the
    experience and courtesy to wait until the other person has finished speaking. I agree
    the United States would step years backwards if Trump was President. But I know he won’t
    make it. Thank God. Trump is a bully but it won’t work this time. The people in the
    United States are smarter than he thinks and won’t be able to pull the wool over everyone’s
    eyes.I look forward to the next two debates and again Hillary putting Trump in his place.
    Back in the business world, hopefully paying taxes this time. My prayers are with Hillary.

  4. jkl • September 27, 2016 @ 11:23 PM

    I can’t say I’m a fan of Trump, but I do like his anti-Rosie O’Donnell policy.

  5. bob71 • September 27, 2016 @ 11:35 PM

    Lena Dunham is a reprehensible pig and her public support of Clinton is likely just helping Trump. She needs to shut up.

  6. Lulu • September 28, 2016 @ 12:45 PM

    I love when he said he’s “smart” for not paying taxes. Oh, how I wish this election could go on forever.

  7. john • September 28, 2016 @ 5:57 PM

    i think the host was terrible. He didnt stop Trump from interrupting everything Hilary was saying. she definatley won the debate. he makes up so much stuff so fast…believe me!

  8. hunter • October 19, 2016 @ 3:50 PM

    My question here is, should we be letting Hollywood influence our political decisions and opinions?

  9. Samantha • December 21, 2016 @ 10:25 PM

    Nobody cares what celebrities think. Obviously. They should show up, then shut up.

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