Frankie Boyle has led the charge from high-profile Brits against Donald Trump for his performance in the second US presidential debate.
There was generally a mixed reaction of horror and humour from pundits in the UK, coupled with the relief that politics here was being made to look mundane by Trump’s ever-increasing controversy.
Boyle live-tweeted about the debate, ultimately assessing that the Republican nominee spent 90 minutes acting like a “shrieking pumpkin”.
The comedian set out with high hopes for last night’s spar.
But was surprised to see a low-energy Trump stalking his opponent around the stage - a contrast from his usual performance at rallies packed full of thousands of adoring supporters.
The whole situation seemed to get a bit much for Boyle, who pondered how America had managed to navigate itself to the point that Trump could actually be elected president in less than a month.
Columnist Laurie Penny also waded into the debate, putting a different spin on proceedings:
While novelist Hari Kunzru hit the prolific 3am tweeter Trump where it hurt him the most.
Labour’s Chris Bryant laid into Trump for saying Clinton would be charged, sentenced and jailed if his bid for the White House was successful.
But comedian Josh Gad couldn’t even muster a joke to tackle the Republican nominee.
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